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Procession of Memories (1973)

Yaadon Ki Baaraat (original title)
Three brothers are separated after their parents' murder. Years later, their only hope of avenging their parents and reuniting as a family lies in the song they learned as children.


Nasir Hussain (as Nasir Husain)


Javed Akhtar (screenplay) (as Javed), Javed Akhtar (story) (as Javed) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dharmendra ... Shankar
Zeenat Aman ... Sunita
Vijay Arora ... Vijay
Imtiaz Khan ... Roopesh (as Imtiaz)
Ravindra Kapoor ... Usman Bhai Butliwala (as Ravinder Kapoor)
Satyendra Kapoor ... Jack (as Satyendra Kappu)
Nasir Khan ... Gulzar
Shyam Kumar Shyam Kumar ... Shakhaal's henchman (as Sham Kumar)
M.B. Shetty ... Martin (as Shetty)
Ajit ... Shakhaal
Tariq ... Ratan 'Monto'
Anamika Anamika ... Jack's daughter
Sanjana ... Ratan's Gaurdian
Ashoo Ashoo ... Mr. Verma
Sofia Sofia


Shankar (Dharmendra), Vijay (Vijay Arora), and Ratan (Tariq) are three brothers. On their father's birthday, their mother taught them a song titled "Yaadon Ki Baaraat" which they held dearly to their hearts. As fate may have it, one day, the boys' father witnessed a robbery by Shakaal (Ajit), and his henchmen. To protect their identity, Shakal decided to kill the boys' father before he could go to the police. So one night, Shakaal and his men storm into the boys' father's room and kill both their mother and father. Shankar and Vijay witness the act and flee. They make their way to a passing train, where Shankar is separated from Vijay. Several years pass by and the boys have grown up. Shankar is haunted by the memory of his parent's murder and is now joined by his friend Usman on a crime spree around the city. Vijay was adopted by a fairly wealthy man who is the grounds keeper to the love of his life, Sonita (Zeenat Aman) And Ratan, was raised by the boys' maid, and changed his name ... Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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Sutrasonic song "Sutra's B-Boy Experiment (Original Mix)" sampled the song " Aap Ke Kamre Mein Koi". The song was included the International dance album Sutra's B-Boy Experiment. See more »


In one of the scenes prior to the song "Chura liya hai tumne", when Sunita (Zeenat Aman) describes about Vijay's (Vijay Arora) personality, she misspells the word "lamba" as "laamba". See more »


Referenced in Dil Vil Pyar Vyar (2002) See more »


meri soni meri tamanna jhooth nahin hai mera pyaar
Sung by Asha Bhosle and Kishore Kumar
Music by Rahul Dev Burman
Lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri
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King of villain Ajit in "yaadon Ki Baraat" super Hit Movie of the 70's
10 June 2015 | by wasif-10737See all my reviews

This is Ajit at his thespian peak - the handsome hero of the 50's, the wicked thief of the 60's, the massage-acquiring smuggler of the 70's, the lost memory of the 80's, the caricature of the perverse 90's - save for his stunning turn as the geriatric rapist beholden to Man-Friday Joginder - in Dev Anand's 90's shocker "Gangster" - but that is another review.

All this is hunky dory but where does this leave Shahkaal? The people want the truth - how does the Shahkaal of this film fit in with the one in Shaan? At long last, the truth can now be told...

So who really was Shahkaal - 70's gold smuggler or 80's super villain bent on world domination, shoe size issue or nervous tics, woolen suit or white tights with epaulets, Octon style antiseptic island citadel or smoky smuggler's den, train track victim or island explosion victim - will the real Shahkaal please stand up? Maybe it is time to confess that the suave and scheming, bewigged Shahkaal and the bald and sniveling Shahkaal of Shaan are one and the same - fictionalized depictions of the exploits of the real Shahkaal.

As the lost sequel to Shaan - "Shahkaal vs Gabbar" explains - Shahkaal escaped the oncoming goods train with some judicious and last minute use of a handy shoe horn in YKB and lived to pursue world domination in Shaan. He merely dropped the blond wig and went in for the trendy bald look - very 80's. Shahkaal is now in retirement in Navi Mumbai with Mona and her sisters - just another harmless pensioner... or so he would like you to believe. There's more about him in his review of Shaan. Until next time, don't be silly. This is not a "dhamki", just a "waarning"

Direction is good Music by RD Burman is nice Aap Ki Kamre by Kishore, Asha, Rafi is nice there is an interlude of Dumb Maaro Dumb too featured on Zeenat), Lekar Hum Deewana Dil sung by Kishore,Asha pictured on Tariq and Neetu Singh is good too, Meri Soni and Chura Liya are good songs while the title song both versions are Fabulous.

Ajit one of the great stylish villain in the 70's. He was a real king of villain.what an actor Ajit specialty as a villain in 70's. Really a Mega star villain in Bollywood.Missing him..

Great Blockbuster film "1973" very very Nice Movie :)

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