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Wealthy, widowed Kishan Singh lives in his palatial house with his two sons, Dulla and Gajjan. He has made a will distributing what's in the house equally between them, but has willed his ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Paramjit (Paro)
Amrita Singh ...
Raj Kiran ...
Shravan G. Singh
Dulla K. Singh
Gajjan K. Singh
Javed Khan ...
Chhote D. Singh
Sushma Seth ...
Paro's mom
Pradeep Kumar ...
Kishan Singh
Sudhir Pandey ...
Thade D. Singh
Avtar Gill ...
Dara D. Singh
Amrit Pal
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rana Jung Bahadur
Shashi Bala
Anjana Mumtaz


Wealthy, widowed Kishan Singh lives in his palatial house with his two sons, Dulla and Gajjan. He has made a will distributing what's in the house equally between them, but has willed his vast land to Gajjan only, as he is displeased with Dulla. An enraged Dulla confronts his father, an argument leads to fisticuffs, and Kishan is killed. Dulla is arrested, and sentenced to 16 years in jail, leaving his 3 sons (Thade, Dara and Chhote) dependent on Gajjan. Years later, Gajjan's only son, Shravan, has come of age, meets and falls in love with Paramjeet alias Paro, who comes from a very poor family, consisting of her widowed mother, and a younger sister, Shibo. His father approves of Paro and soon both are married. Dulla gets released from prison and also joins in the festivities. Barely had the young couple completed the religious rituals, Shravan is killed, leaving Paro a widow and completely devastating Gajjan. Dulla now wants one of his sons to marry Paro, who will give birth to the ... Written by rAjOo (

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6 May 1988 (India)  »

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The voice of the lead actress Smita Patil has been dubbed by leading actress Rekha, because she passed away before she could do the dubbing. See more »


Sung by Man Mohan Singh & Lata
Lyrics by Sardar Panchhi
Music by Uttam Singh
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more than just a movie....
2 September 2008 | by (US) – See all my reviews

I saw it first when I was all of '8' (now I own a copy), and the feature instantly left a deep impression of itself on me. The kind of detail that is captured in it can only be a master's work, It is so real you can almost live it, it depicts an era and its attached strings and how they tie us to our roots, how the sense of duty must put over any other in order to be of any worth, and it is done with such perfection that you cannot help but appreciate it with all your soul.

Smita Patil's ventures has always been about her mature handling of the character and astonishingly firm execution of her part in accordance with the whole, she never cease to amaze including this time as (Paramjit) who stands up against odds to protect her family's self-respect, (Binder) Raj Babbar is as amazing as he will always be, strong, straight, forthcoming and witty all at once as a lover who is ready to sacrifice her love (Seebo) to support her in her tough decision, (Seebo) Amrita Singh has this rare and exquisite thing that makes her stand apart in the crowd, aka charm, assertiveness and chirp at the same time, a strong deliverer of emotions and dialogs, husky voice and über sensuality that needs no obscene audacity to be conveyed. She is totally en-teasing as the adolescent country girl with golden dreams of love in her eyes... who turns into a strong willed woman of conviction driven by her sense of duty and love for her family... Its a must see!!

((Binder and Seebo finally meets in the end))

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