|Directed by||Randhir Kapoor|
|Produced by||Raj Kapoor|
|Written by||Prayag Raj|
|Music by||Rahul Dev Burman|
|Edited by||Shankar Hurde|
|Distributed by||R.K. Films Ltd.|
Yash Raj Films
Dharam Karam is a 1975 Hindi film produced by Raj Kapoor and directed by Randhir Kapoor, who also star as father and son in the film, respectively. The film also stars Rekha, Premnath and Dara Singh. The music is by R.D. Burman and the lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri, who received a Filmfare nomination as Best Lyricist for the hit song "Ek Din Bik Jayega." The song is played several times during the film, with playback singing by Mukesh, Kishore Kumar, and Sushma Shrestha. Of the three of them, only Mukesh received a Filmfare nomination as Best Male Playback Singer for the song. According to one source, the film performed "Above average" at the box office.
Shankar is a hoodlum who lives in a shanty hut with his pregnant wife, Kanta, and makes a living as a career criminal. He prays to Lord Shiv that if he is blessed with a male child, he will ensure that the child does not take to his path, but instead grows up to a decent and honest human being. His wife does give birth to a baby boy, and Shankar loots the ill-gotten gains of another hoodlum named J.K.. A furious J.K. hunts down Shankar in an attempt to abduct his son, but Shankar takes his child and switches him with one belonging to renowned stage artist, Ashok Kumar. Shankar gets into a scuffle with J.K. and his men, killing one of them, getting arrested, tried in Court, and being sentenced to 14 years in jail. Kanta passes away, while Dharam is left in the care of a wrestler, Bhim Singh, and a mid-wife, Ganga. Dharam is taught to be a hoodlum, but wants to focus on becoming a singer, while Ranjit has taken to alcohol, gambling, and a life of crime under J.K. himself. After his discharge, Shankar finds to his delight out that Ashok has brought up Ranjit and both are stage actors. Then his world descends into chaos when he finds out that Ranjit is in fact Dharam, while his very son, Ranjit has taken to a life of crime. Angered at Dharam, he beats him up and asks him to be a hoodlum like himself, he also beats up Ranjit and asks him to obey Ashok and follow in his footsteps. Watch as things spiral out of control when a vengeful J.K. abducts Shankar and holds him hostage - the ransom - the dead body of Ashok - at any and all costs - and the person chosen to carry out this task is none other than Dharam!!
- Raj Kapoor as Ashok 'Bonga Babu' Kumar
- Raj Rani as Kanta
- Randhir Kapoor as Dharam
- Rekha as Basanti
- Prem Nath as Shankar Dada
- Dara Singh as Bhim Singh
- Pinchoo Kapoor as J.K.
- Narendra Nath as Ranjit A. Kumar
- Urmila Bhatt as Ganga
- Alka[disambiguation needed] as Neena
- Master Satyajeet as Young Dharam
- Baby Pinky as Young Basanti
- Master Sailesh as Young Ranjit A. Kumar
|Soundtrack album by|
|Producer||R. D. Burman|
|R. D. Burman chronology|
All tracks written by Majrooh Sultanpuri.
|1.||"Baat Thi Yaar Ek Bair Ki"||Kishore Kumar||4:37|
|2.||"Ek Din Bik Jayega Mati Ke Mol" (Happy)||Mukesh||5:39|
|3.||"Tu Kahan Gayee Thi"||Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar||5:06|
|4.||"Tere Humsafar Geet Hain Tere"||Mukesh, Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar||9:30|
|5.||"Na Ho Bas Mein Tere"||Mukesh, Kishore Kumar, Poornima||3:10|
|6.||"Nachan Nahin Aawat"||Lata Mangeshkar||4:17|
|7.||"Mukh Pe Jo Chhidka Pani"||Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar||4:50|
|8.||"Ek Din Bik Jayega Mati Ke Mol" (Sad)||Mukesh, Poornima||1:38|
- 1st Filmfare Awards 1953
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- "Dharam Karam - All Songs - Download or Listen Free - Saavn". 31 December 1975. Retrieved 13 November 2018.