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Widowed and with a small son, Raja, Janaki works as a maidservant with a wealthy man. When Raja falls ill, she has no money to get medicines, so she agrees to spend a night with her ... See full summary »

Director:

Sachin Bhowmick (as Sachin Bhaumick)

Writers:

Sachin Bhowmick (as Sachin Bhaumick), Ramesh Pant (dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rajesh Khanna ... Raja
Sharmila Tagore ... Nirmala 'Rani'
David Abraham ... John F. Perriera (as David)
Iftekhar ... Suresh's Father
Raj Mehra ... Goverdhan Das
Suresh ... Shamlal
Brahm Bhardwaj ... Prosecuting Attorney
Asit Kumar Sen ... Lala (as Asit Sen)
Manmohan ... Shankar Dada
Praveen Paul Praveen Paul ... Nirmala's Aunt (as Pravin Paul)
Kumari Naaz ... Usha - Shamlal's Wife (as Naaz)
Dulari ... Suresh's Mother
Altaf Altaf
Ratna Ratna ... Ratna
Kanu Roy Kanu Roy
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Storyline

Widowed and with a small son, Raja, Janaki works as a maidservant with a wealthy man. When Raja falls ill, she has no money to get medicines, so she agrees to spend a night with her employer in return for money. Raja does recover, but on the very day, Janaki kills herself. Left alone, Raja takes to petty theft and when he grows up he is a career criminal, robbing people's houses in the dead of night, one of his victim's included the gorgeous Bollywood actress, Mumtaz, and on another occasion, he assumes the disguise of a groom, gets married to a woman named Nirmala, in order to escape from the police. While attending Courtesan Ranibai's dance, he comes to her rescue, both fall in love, decide to give up their respective careers and get married. But this is easier said than done, as both find that their past will not permit them to live a normal life, especially when Ranibai finds out that Raja was the one responsible for forcing her to be a courtesan. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Family | Romance

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Leeroy song "Gigi" sampled the song "Jab Andhera Hota Hain" from the album International album Bollywood Trip. See more »

Soundtracks

Haan Toh Main Kya Keh Raha Tha
Singers Rajesh Khanna Mukesh Lata Mangeshkar
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Nice movie with a great message!
27 April 2017 | by floradanesSee all my reviews

This movie is a classic.Gorgeous Rajesh Khanna and beautiful Sharmila Tagore did it justice to their roles.Very well directed.Rajesh Khanna wears a sleeveless shirt and trousers (somewhat of a safari suit). On any other actor, the attire would have fallen flat, but Khanna, as a small time thief, carries it with characteristic élan.The dialogues are also great especially the "Badi Kutti Cheez Hai', used with outstanding flamboyance by Khanna, stands out.Must watch for any Rajesh Khanna fan!


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

15 January 1973 (India) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (partial)| Color (Eastmancolor)
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