After Kuber arranges the death of Rajnagar's Raja Dharamsingh and his young son, he undertakes to look after Dharamsingh's wife, Radha, and daughter, Meena, in order to usurp their wealth. The son, Veeru, survives, and together with another homeless youth, Raju, gets a good education, while the latter ends up driving a truck. Years later, Raju will be disappointed after he finds out that Veeru has taken to crime but will be overjoyed after he finds out that Veeru, is in fact, a plainclothes police officer. The duo woo two women, Meena and Shaloo, but find their lives shattered after they decide to confront a gangster named Cobra. Soon Meena will be killed, and Raju will be arrested for poaching and killing a forest officer, while enraged tribal warriors will first abduct and then prepare to behead Veeru. Written by
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Jaani Dost was made in two versions. One in Hindi and one in Telegu as Adavi Simhalu. Both Sri Devi and Jaya Pradha were signed as the heroines in both films. Ramesh Sippy (Jeetendra's brother in law) was the film's distributor in Bombay . He suggested they drop one of the heroines because having two Telegu heroine's in the film would make it look like too much of a South Indian film. The decision was now who who drop from the film. They decided to retain Jaya Pradha due to her being familiar with the Hindi audience after Sargam. But Jeetendra and director K Raghavendra Rao insisted Sri Devi stay in the film, The distributors argued that Sri Devi could not speak any word of Hindi and it was Jaya who should stay. Jaya was removed and Rekha was signed. But Rekha was thrown out of the film due to her bad behavior towards director Dasari Narayan Rao on the sets of Asha Jyoti. Eventually Parveen Babi was signed. See more