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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Credited cast:
Avtaar Krishen
Radha Krishen
Sachin ...
Sujit Kumar ...
Rashid Ahmed
Yunus Parvez ...
Paan wala
Pinchoo Kapoor ...
Seth Laxminarayan
Chandan Krishen
Shashi Puri ...
Ramesh Krishen
Shobha R. Krishen (as Priti Sapru)
Rajni Sharma ...
Renu C. Krishen
Madhu Malini ...
Zubeida A. Ahmed
Ranjan Grewal ...
Anwar R. Ahmed (as Ranjan Garewal)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Seth Jugal Kishore (Guest Appearance)
Master Rinku ...
Zubeida a ahmed s young son


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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Excellent family entertainer
10 March 2014 | by See all my reviews

Avtaar is a film which can be viewed by people of all ages. It was amongst the first films which spoke of old age people & the problems they face. The film which came in 1983 revived Rajesh Khanna's career which was floundering at that time.

Rajesh Khanna had always an eye for great scripts & this is no exception. The film has been ably directed by Mohan Kumar & he has kept Kaka's mannerisms firmly, though not completely, under control. It is a film which will always gladden the hearts of Rajesh Khanna fans & will find a place among his top 5 favorite films.

Kaka has given an heart warming performance & is ably matched by Shabana Azmi. A.K Hangal, Yunus Parvez & Sachin impresses in their roles. The songs are good though not of the super hit category.

The film was a blockbuster when it was released. It was followed by Souten & Agar Tum Na Hote, making it 3 in a row for Kaka & 1983 -a year to remember for Kaka's fans.

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