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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Khadak Singh
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Suraj
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Praveen Paul
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Master Ravi
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Master Avinash
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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. 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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Jeetendra did a small appearancence in the song "yeh jo public hai". In real life jeetendra and Rajesh khanna were good friends and it was Rajesh Khanna who helped Jeetendra for his debut. See more »

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A classic
18 January 2006 | by See 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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