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
Sujit Kumar ... Police Inspector
Jeevan
Jagdeep ... Khadak Singh
Pinchoo Kapoor Pinchoo Kapoor ... Suraj
Jagdish Raj ... Police Inspector
Praveen Paul Praveen Paul
Viju Khote ... Doctor
Shyam Kumar Shyam Kumar ... (as Sham Kumar)
Madhu
Master Ravi Master Ravi
Master Tito Master Tito ... (as Master Titoo)
Master Avinash Master Avinash
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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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Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

11 October 1974 (India) See more »

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Aashirwad Pictures See more »
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Mono

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Color
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A classic
18 January 2006 | by harvindersinghkundiSee all my reviews

This film stars Rajesh Khanna as Mangal Singh a criminal on the run with a very good heart who kills somebody by a accident and is on the run from the police and his gangster boss at the same time. When on the run he makes himself at home with the dead mans relatives and throughout the film we see Mangal Singh as a very good person rather than all of the wanted posters going around. The musical score for Roti is very good and at times Roti is a tearjerker. However this film also shows how Rajesh Khanna makes us wonder with surprise and sadness through this film. And also how sad it to see Mumtaz who plays Bijli loves Mangal Singh, more than her own self is shocked to find out about Mangal real and past identity. The songs sung by Kishore Kumar makes Roti very powerful as well as Rajesh Khanna as Mangal will make you love this film from beginning to the end. Ratings ***** of ***** 5 Stars out of 5


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