Devata (1978 film)

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Directed byS. Ramanathan
Written byGulzar
Story: Vietnam Veedu Sundaram
Based onGnana Oli (Tamil)
Produced byN.N. Sippy
StarringSanjeev Kumar
Shabana Azmi
Rakesh Roshan
Danny Denzongpa
CinematographyNando Bhattacharya
Edited byWaman Bhonsle
Guru Dutt Shirali
Music byR. D. Burman
Distributed byPrithiva Pictures

Devata is a 1978 Hindi film, directed by S. Ramanathan. It stars Sanjeev Kumar and Shabana Azmi in lead roles. This movie was remake of the Tamil film Gnana Oli, with Sivaji Ganeshan in the lead.


Tony, a village orphan marries his sweetheart, but loses her in childbirth. He showers all his love and devotion on his child Mary. Mary falls in love with a playboy and when he refuses to marry her, Tony goes to meet him but finds him dead. Subsequently, Tony is arrested and sentenced for life but he flees from custody. Years later, when Tony returns as Tarun Kumar Gupta, Mary is delighted and relieved. Unfortunately for Tony, he must now decide whether to run away again or face arrest and imprisonment.



The music of the film is composed by R. D. Burman, with lyrics by Gulzar.

Song Singer
"Chand Churake Laya Hoon, Chal Baithe Church Ke Peechhe" Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar
"Gulmohar Gar Tumhara Naam Hota" Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar
"Main To Kare Badarwa Se Haari" Lata Mangeshkar
"Jab Ek Qaza Se Guzro" Mohammed Rafi


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