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Haathi Mere Saathi (1971)

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Orphaned Raju, in the company of four elephants, has to perform with them at street corners, in order to keep alive. Slowly he amasses a fortune, and is able to build his own private zoo, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Raj Kumar 'Raju'
Tanuja ...
Tanuja
David Abraham ...
Johnny Chacha (as David)
Sujit Kumar ...
K.N. Singh ...
Sarwan Kumar
Madan Puri ...
Abhi Bhattacharya ...
Mr. Kumar - Raju's father
Randhir
Bihari ...
(as Behari)
Gurnam Singh
Devar
Mehmood Jr. ...
Chhote / Jhamurey
Kumari Naaz ...
Paro (as Naaz)
Jaya Kumari
Udaya Kumari
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Orphaned Raju, in the company of four elephants, has to perform with them at street corners, in order to keep alive. Slowly he amasses a fortune, and is able to build his own private zoo, housing tigers, lions, bears, and of course the four elephants. He treats all the animals as his friends. He meets with Tanu, and both fall in love. Tanu's dad, Ratanlal, is opposed to this alliance, but subsequently relents, and permits the young couple to get married. Tanu is unhappy with the amount of time Raju spends with his animal friends, and this causes some bitterness between them. Things do not improve when a child is born, as Tanu fears that one day the child will be harmed by one of the animals, and hence Raju is told to make a choice between his animal friends or his wife and son. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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1 May 1971 (India)  »

Also Known As:

A Força do Destino  »

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Several years later actress Tanuja took her daughter Kajol to the circus. A elephant grabbed Tanuja' s pallu and would not leave it. Tanuja wondered as to why the elephant was behaving this way. It was then she was informed that the elephant was one the elephants used for her film " Haathi Mera Saathi". The elephant had recognized her despite so many years passing. See more »

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A Super Hit
12 May 2007 | by (India) – See all my reviews

This movie is one the biggest hits of Super Star Rajesh Khanna and is a movie which made him popular with kids who grew up seeing his future movies. This movie is about the relationship/bondage between man and animal. Elephants play an equally important role with Rajesh Khanna in the movie and the movie revolves around them. Tanuja playing the heroine also contributes. The movie has excellent music by Laxmikant Pyarelal who have composed some great hits for this movie sung by Kishore Kumar. One song of Mohammad Rafi is a class. The movie is a must see for movie watchers of all ages and especially the kids will enjoy this classic.


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