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Kasauti (1974).jpg
Directed byAravind Sen
Produced byAravind Sen
Written bySatish Bhatnagar
Suhrid Kar
StarringAmitabh Bachchan
Hema Malini
Music byKalyanji-Anandji
CinematographyAloke Das Gupta
Edited byD.N. Pai
Release date
  • 9 August 1974 (1974-08-09)

Kasauti (lit. Criterion) is a 1974 Bollywood drama film directed by Aravind Sen. The film stars Hema Malini and Amitabh Bachchan.[1]


Sapna (Hema Malini), a slum dweller of Bombay seeks refuge from a drunken outburst of her foster father (Satyendra Kapoor). Heera (Ramesh Deo), a playboy smuggler, has an eye on Sapna and wants to have her for his pleasure.

Amit (Amitabh Bachchan), an educated taxi driver saves Sapna from the clutches of Heera but soon she is accused of attempting. Sapna is sent to prison for six months. Sapna's mother (Sulochana Latkar) in a fit of anger kills Sapna's foster father. Amit promises to marry Sapna on her acquittal but on the eve of their marriage Amit's father (Murad) refuses to accept it. Not wanting to break up Amit's family Sapna quietly walks out of his life and leaves the city.

Amit and his friend Pyarelal (Pran) search for Sapna but do not succeed. In Calcutta, Sapna becomes an instant hit on the stage through Ashok Babu (Vijay Sharma). One day, Ashok proposes to her. Does Sapna climb down from her ladder of fame and return to her poor past? Or does she marry Ashok and opt for a life of fame?



# Title Singer(s)
1 "Ho Jata Hai Pyar" Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar
2 "Hum Bolega To Bologe Ki Bolta Hai" Kishore Kumar
3 "Yeh Time Time Ki Baat" Asha Bhosle
4 "Rangmanch Yeh Duniya Sari" Lata Mangeshkar
5 "Saat Mare Aur Satrah Ghayal" Asha Bhosle
6 "Baby Ho Gayi Hai Jawan" Mahendra Kapoor, Asha Bhosle


  1. ^ Lokapally, Vijay (25 December 2014). "Kasauti (1974)". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 28 September 2018.

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