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Mangal Singh (Rajesh Khanna) has been a career criminal, whose criminal career began to steal food and to keep from starving, and thence got him in deeper and deeper in the criminal world. ... See full summary »

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Manmohan Desai

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Akhtar-Ul-Iman (dialogue), Smt. Jeevanprabha M. Desai (story) (as J.M. Desai) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rajesh Khanna ... Mangal Singh
Mumtaz ... Bijli
Nirupa Roy ... Malti - Shravan's mother
Sujit Kumar ... Police Inspector
Jeevan ... Lala
Jagdeep ... Khadak Singh
Pinchoo Kapoor ... Suraj
Jagdish Raj ... Police Inspector
Praveen Paul Praveen Paul ... Lala's wife
Viju Khote ... Doctor
Shyam Kumar Shyam Kumar ... Pathan, fight for Roti (as Sham Kumar)
Madhu
Master Ravi Master Ravi ... Student
Master Tito Master Tito ... Student (as Master Titoo)
Master Avinash Master Avinash ... Student
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Storyline

Mangal Singh (Rajesh Khanna) has been a career criminal, whose criminal career began to steal food and to keep from starving, and thence got him in deeper and deeper in the criminal world. His crimes have caught up with him and he is sentenced to be hanged. He dramatically escapes with the help of underworld don, Suraj (Pinchoo Kapoor), and is on the run from the police. He lands up in a small village in Northern India, and becomes a school-teacher with the help of local restauranteur, Bijli (Mumtaz). He takes on the identity of Ramu, a friend of Shravan, and goes to live with Shravan's parents, Lalaji (Om Prakash) and Malti (Nirupa Roy), little knowing that they are the parents of a man he killed while escaping from the police. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

11 October 1974 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

A Inocência e o Crime See more »

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Aashirwad Pictures See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia

While working on the film Manmohan Desai came to know about a middle aged talented writer named Kadar Khan.He called him and asked to write the script after completing the script he went to meet Manmohan Desai who asked him to read the script again and again Kadar Khan was confused why was he asking him to read the script again and again.Kadar Khan realized that Manmohan Desai was trying to explain him that he should get more and more better in every thing he is doing.This created a never ending association of them both. See more »

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A super hit
30 April 2007 | by alokcSee all my reviews

Roti is a Manmohan Desai film. Before making movies with Amitabh,Manmohan Desai worked with Rajesh Khanna the Super Star- We wish they made more films as Roti would be one of the best movies of Manmohan Desai. It has excellent story, crisp direction, slick photography, solid dialogs, top performance and super hit music by Laxmikant Pyarelal. All songs are even hit today. Shot on locales in Kashmir, this is a story of Mangal Singh - a reformed criminal on the run. Rajesh Khanna has done the role excellently and is well supported by Mumtaz and the story line. Fellow artistes though do not have much to do but give good support. It is a must see for all Manmohan Desai and Rajesh Khanna fans.


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