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The Bachelor Father (1974)

Kunwara Baap (original title)
A poor rickshaw-puller adopts an abandoned child and brings him up as his son but tragedy strikes when the boy becomes crippled as a result of polio infection.

Director:

Mehmood

Writer:

Aziz Quaisi
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mehmood ... Mahesh
Bharathi ... Radha (as Bharati)
Aachi Manorama ... Sheela (as Manorama)
Bhushan Tiwari ... Kalu Dada (as Bhooshan Tiwari)
Abbas Ali Abbas Ali ... (as Master Abbas Ali)
Mumtaz Ali
Mikki Mikki ... (as Maikky)
Nasir Hussain ... Principal of Bishop Cotton Junior College (as Nazir Hussain)
Mukri ... Hawaldar (Constable)
Sunder ... Pandit (Priest) (as Sundar)
Asit Kumar Sen ... Referee (as Asit Sen)
Maruti
Lalita Pawar ... Orphanage Matron
Sanjeev Kumar ... Doctor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Amitabh Bachchan ... Augustine (Guest Appearance)
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Storyline

Mahesh is a poor rickshaw puller. One day, he goes to temple and sees a child lying on the stairs. He takes him inside the temple to give him to his parents but the priest assuming that the child is his sin, asks him to get out of the temple. Police constable also helps the priest and asks Mahesh to take his child along-with him. Mahesh tells them that it is not his child but they do not listen. Then Mahesh tries to leave the child but fate lets him take the child home. There also, he faces opposition from the neighborhood due to the child but irrespective of their behavior, Mahesh starts bringing up the child and names him 'Hindustan'. On the other hand, Radha, the child's mother attempts suicide because the child's father, Vinod, refuses to marry her. So, unable to bear the burden of sin, she tries to commit suicide but is saved by the local people. When she comes into conscious, she starts searching her child. She goes to police and also requests Vinod but Vinod rejects her cruelly... Written by Mohsin Ali Khan

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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One of the best ever scene in where Mehmood carrying his polio stricken son in the sport's competition and runs to the finish line as his son fails to even run brought tears to the audience as it was the very first time a comedian made the audience cry. See more »

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Referenced in Andhadhun (2018) See more »

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

29 November 1974 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bachelor Father See more »

Filming Locations:

India

Company Credits

Production Co:

Balaji Arts See more »
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Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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