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Devata (1978 film)

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Directed byS. Ramanathan
Screenplay byGulzar
Story byVietnam 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
Release date
  • 1978 (1978)

Devata is a 1978 Indian Hindi-language film, directed by S. Ramanathan. The film stars Sanjeev Kumar and Shabana Azmi in lead roles. It is remake of the Tamil film Gnana Oli.[1]


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 Shekhar, 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


26th Filmfare Awards:[2]




  1. ^ "Sanjeev Kumar's Biography Unveils His Special Bond With Tamil Thespian Sivaji Ganesan". Outlook. 2 August 2022. Retrieved 11 December 2023.
  2. ^ "Filmfare Nominees and Winner [sic]" (PDF). The Times Group. Retrieved 11 December 2023 – via Internet Archive.

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