Avtaar Krishen lives a poor lifestyle with his wife, Radha, and two sons, Ramesh and Chander. He works in a factory and toils hard so that his sons can get the necessary education, and live... See full summary »

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Avtaar Krishen
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Radha Krishen
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Sewak
Sujit Kumar ...
Bawaji
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Rashid Ahmed
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Paan wala
Pinchoo Kapoor ...
Seth Laxminarayan
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Chandan Krishen
Shashi Puri ...
Ramesh Krishen
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Shobha R. Krishen (as Priti Sapru)
Rajni Sharma ...
Renu C. Krishen
Madhu Malini ...
Zubeida A. Ahmed
Ranjan Grewal ...
Anwar R. Ahmed (as Ranjan Garewal)
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Seth Jugal Kishore (Guest Appearance)
Master Rinku ...
Zubeida a ahmed s young son
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Avtaar Krishen lives a poor lifestyle with his wife, Radha, and two sons, Ramesh and Chander. He works in a factory and toils hard so that his sons can get the necessary education, and live a better lifestyle. He gets injured and crippled while working, but is compensated adequately by his employer, Bawaji. Years later his sons have grown up. While Ramesh has married Sudha and works with a bank; Chander is wooing Renu, the only daughter of wealthy Seth Laxminarayan. When Avtaar and Radha wish to go on a tirathyatra (pilgrimage), they ask Ramesh to book tickets for them, but he tells them that he has no money. When Radha gets sick, their servant, Sewak, enters Sudha's room to get some money for her treatment, as a result Radha does get treatment, but Sudha blames them for stealing her money. Avtaar asks Ramesh and his wife to get out, only to find out that the house is now in Sudha's name. AVtaar, Radha and Sewak move out and live in a shanty hut. Their hopes are with Chander, who does... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Remade as O Thandri Teerpu (1985) See more »

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A good family social drama.
23 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

The heart and soul of Avtaar is Rajesh Khanna and his brilliant portrayal of the title role. He is ably supported amongst others by Shabana Azmi as Avtaar's wife and A. K. Hangal as a friend with similar problems. Mohan Kumar is a director who has made several successful films but not any that gained critical acclaim, that is until Avtaar. Avtaar not only was a huge commercial hit, but it is a film that was very highly reviewed. It is unfortunate that Rajesh Khanna had to miss out on the Best Actor award to another great acting performance of 1983, Naseeruddin Shah for Masoom. Avtaar in my opinion was one of the three best films of 1983 and is a must see, specially for Rajesh Khanna fans.


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