Dost (1974 film)

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Dost
Dost 1974.JPG
Theatrical poster
Directed by Dulal Guha
Produced by Premji
J. N. Manchanda
Written by Shafiq Ansari
Sachin Bhowmick
Starring Dharmendra
Hema Malini
Shatrughan Sinha
Music by Laxmikant-Pyarelal
Cinematography M. Rajaram
Edited by Bimal Roy
Release date(s) 12 April 1974
Running time 166 mins
Country India
Language Hindi

Dost (Devanagari: दोस्त, Nastaliq: دوست, translation: "Friend") is a 1974 Hindi film. Produced by Premji it was directed by Dulal Guha. The film stars Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Shatrughan Sinha, Asit Sen and Rehman. The films music is by Laxmikant Pyarelal.

Plot[edit]

Maanav is an orphan who was brought up by a Catholic Priest, Father Francis. After completing his M.A. he returns home to Taran Devi and finds out that his mentor is dead. He re-locates to Bombay by train, and a man named Gopichand Sharma attempts to steal his luggage, but Maanav chases him and retrieves it. Both men become friends, despite of their differences - Maanav wants to lead an honest life, and Gopichand, who is estranged from his wife, a nurse, Kalyani, and son, Munna, is an alcoholic and thief. Gopichand eventually changes his lifestyle, decides to be honest, patches up with his family, but ends up antagonizing his crime boss, Monto Sardar, who chops off his right hand. Maanav gets him a job with Hercules Milk Foods. Maanav meets with and falls in love with Kaajal Gupta, who is the daughter of the owner of Hercules Milk Foods, much to the chagrin of her dad who wants her to get married to Shyamal. Then one day Maanav disappears from Gopichand and Kaajal's lives. He re-locates to Simla and it is here that he learns that things have spiraled out of control as Gopichand has been arrested for marketing contaminated milk powder resulting in the deaths of hundreds of children. Maanav decides to return to Bombay and attempts to make sense why Gopichand committed this crime.

Cast[edit]

  • Dharmendra ... Maanav
  • Hema Malini ... Kaajal 'Kaju' Gupta
  • Shatrughan Sinha ... Gopichand 'Gopi' Sharma
  • Ravindra Kapoor ... Shyamal
  • Kanhaiyalal ... Gadibabu
  • Anwar Hussain ... Ustad Monto Sardar
  • Abhi Bhattacharya ... Father Francis
  • Ramayan Tiwari ... Gupta's ex-servant released from jail
  • Kumari Naaz ... Kalyani Sharma
  • Master Bunty ... Munna Sharma
  • Raju ... Rajesh 'Raju' Gupta
  • Maruti Rao ... Akbar
  • Rehman ... Mr. Gupta (Kaajal's father)
  • H. L. Pardesi ... Petty Thief
  • Heena Kausar ... Bindu (as Hina Kausar)
  • Raj Mehra ... Police Commissioner
  • Asit Sen ... Police Inspector who arrested Kaajal
  • Satyendra Kapoor ... Father Rebello (as Satyan Kapoo)
  • Chand Usmani ... Guest Appearance
  • Amitabh Bachchan ... Anand (uncredited)
  • Jagdish Raj ... Police Inspector who paid visit to Mr. Gupta after Shyamal's death (uncredited)

Soundtrack[edit]

# Title Singer(s)
1 "Kaise Jeete Hain Bhala" Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Shatrughan Sinha
2 "Aa Bata De" Rafi, Lata,Shatrughan Sinha
3 "Gaadi Bula Rahi Hai" Kishore Kumar
4 "Duniya Jab Jalti Hai" Lata Mangeshkar

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