Dharam Kanta

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Dharam Kanta
Dharam Kanta.Jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed bySultan Ahmed
Produced bySultan Ahmed
Written byKader Khan (dialogues)
Majrooh (lyrics)
Screenplay byBharat B. Bhalla
Story byBharat B. Bhalla
StarringRaaj Kumar
Rajesh Khanna
Waheeda Rehman
Reena Roy
Sulakshana Pandit
Amjad Khan
Music byNaushad
CinematographyR.D. Mathur
Edited byM.S. Shinde
Sultan Productions
Release date
  • 13 August 1982 (1982-08-13)
Running time
148 minutes

Dharam Kanta (English: Balance of Piety; Hindi: धरमकाँटा) is a 1982 Bollywood Action film, produced and directed by Sultan Ahmed under the Sultan Productions banner. It stars Raaj Kumar, Rajesh Khanna, Jeetendra, Waheeda Rehman, Reena Roy, Sulakshana Pandit in the pivotal roles and music composed by Naushad.[1]


Thakur Bhavani Singh heads a gang of dacoits, who have spread terror and fear in the region. Bhavani has a family, consisting of his wife, Radha, and two sons, Ram and Laxman, and a daughter named Ganga. One day, Bhavani kidnaps the son of wealthy Harnam Singh and will release him for a hefty ransom. Harnam agrees to all the conditions, and hands over the money to Bhavani. Unfortunately, Harnam's child is killed, and his wife, devastated, curses Bhavani and his family. Subsequently, Bhavani is separated from his family due to heavy rains and floods, and decides to turn himself into the police, and is sent to prison. His wife has been unable to locate any of their children. Ram and Laxman are taken in by two bandits and turn to a life of crime, and ironically Ganga is adopted by Harnam Singh. Years later, Bhavani is released from prison, and comes to meet his wife, and is devastated to know that he may never get to see his children again. Bhavani starts living an honest life, not knowing that his estranged sons are leading a life of crime and that his daughter is now living with the family, whose son he killed.



# Title Singer(s)
1 "Duniyan Chhoote Yaar Na Chhoote" Mohammed Rafi, Bhupinder Singh
2 "Ghunghroo Toot Gaye" Asha Bhosle
3 "Tera Naam Liya Dil Tham Liya" Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle
4 "Yeh Gotey Dar Lahenga" Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle
5 "Duniyan Chhoote Yaar Na Chhoote" Mohammed Rafi, Bhupinder Singh
6 "Teri Meri Hai Nazar Qatil Ki" Asha Bhosle


  1. ^ "Movie Overview". Retrieved 15 May 2012.

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