Main Sunder Hoon

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Main Sunder Hoon
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Directed by Krishnan-Panju
Produced by M. Murugan
M. Kumaran
M. Saravanan
M. Balasubramanian
M. S. Guhan
Written by K. Balachander
Starring Mehmood and Leena Chandavarkar
Music by Shankar Jaikishan
Distributed by AVM Productions
Release date
23 April 1971[1]
Running time
147 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi

Main Sunder Hoon (lit. I am Sunder) is a 1971 Indian Hindi-language drama film directed by R. Krishnan and Nazir Hussain. The film stars Mehmood and Leena Chandavarkar. It is a remake of the 1964 Tamil movie Server Sundaram. The role played by Nagesh in Tamil version was reprised by Mehmood in the Hindi version.


Sunder (Mehmood) works in a hotel owned by Ram Swarup (David Abraham) as a waiter. He is a very funny, uneducated man, with a suitably funny face, in contrast to his name. Radha (Leena Chandavarkar) is the daughter of Ram Swarup. She often comes to the hotel, and Sunder happens to meet her and amuse her with funny jokes. One day, in a casual remark, she says: "I like your innocence". He does not understand the word "innocence", and thinks that she likes him. He also likes her, but is afraid to tell her, as he works in her father's hotel.

Then, he seeks help from his friend, Amar (Biswajeet). He helps him get work in the film industry. And in no time, Sunder emerges as a leading comic actor. But at this time, Amar, ignorant about his friend's love, and Radha fall in love. When he knows that Sunder's love is Radha, he asks Radha, who says that she never loved Sunder. Amar stops Sunder multiple times from expressing his feelings to Radha, thinking that the truth will break Sunder down.

During his stardom days, he once performs at a charity show for orphaned children. He gets emotional seeing the children, and decides to stay a day longer, and in the process, misses his father's death ceremony at his home. Her mother asks him to be with her in her last moments, and he promises to.

One day, during an interview to the All India Radio, he says that he likes to have his old waiter uniform in front of him, so that it could remind him of what he was earlier, so that he would not develop any pride. And in the same interview, he says that he is going to marry someone he loves. Amar and Radha listen to this on the radio. Knowing that Sunder will come to express his love to her, Radha urges Amar to tell him the truth, but he says, he is unable to do so. Sunder comes, and Radha tells her the truth. Heartbroken, Sunder wishes well for his friend, and Radha.

Then, one day, he goes for the shooting of the climax of a film, whose date of release has come very near. The producer says to his guard that nobody, under any circumstance should disturb them. And back home, his mother falls down the stairs. She is rushed to the hospital. She wants to see her son, so, a man is sent to call him, but the guard does not allow him in. Instead, he himself goes to get some good medication. Sunder, after finishing the work, comes to know about the accident, and rushes away. But he finds her dead. He regrets being a celebrity.

Amar and Radha marry. At that ceremony, Sunder comes in his old uniform, of a waiter. He says, he will no longer work in films, as that life is unreal. He will meet with his mother from now onwards, by helping poor and orphaned children.



Main Sunder Hoon is a remake of the Tamil film Server Sundaram (1964).[2]


  1. "Mujhko Thand Lag Rahi Hai" - Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar
  2. "Naach Meri Jaan" - Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar
  3. "Tujhe Dil Ki Baat Bata Du, Nahi Nahi Nahi" - Lata Mangeshkar
  4. "Aaj Mai Javan Ho Gai Hu" - Lata Mangeshkar
  5. "Kurukoo, Do Mastane Do Deewane, Ek Mai Hu Ek Tu Kuruku Kuruku" - Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar
  6. "Parivar Niyojan (Parody)" - Shahu Modak, Aruna Irani, Mehmood, Manna Dey, Mukesh, Asha Bhosle
  7. "Khamosh Ye Aasmaan Hai Ye Kaun Hai, Ye Kaun Hai, Jo Besahara Hai" - Mukesh, Asha Bhosle, Manna Dey


  1. ^ "Movies from AVM Productions". AVM Productions. Archived from the original on 7 June 2016.
  2. ^ Narwekar, Sanjit (2012). Eena Meena Deeka: The Story of Hindi Film Comedy. Rupa Publications. p. 176. ISBN 978-81-291-2625-2.

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