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.
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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
Referenced in Khichdi: No colors for Holi