Roti (1974 film)

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Roti 1974 poster
Directed by Manmohan Desai
Produced by Rajni Desai
Rajesh Khanna
Written by Kader Khan (dialogues)
Anand Bakshi(lyrics)
Screenplay by Prayag Raj
Story by Smt. Jeevanprabha M. Desai
Starring Rajesh Khanna
Nirupa Roy
Sujit Kumar
Music by Laxmikant Pyarelal
Cinematography K. Vaikunth
Edited by Kamlakar Karkhanis
Aashirwad Pictures Pvt.Ltd
Release date
  • 18 October 1974 (1974-10-18)
Running time
148 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi

Roti is a 1974 Indian Hindi language film produced by Rajni Desai and Rajesh Khanna under the head Aashirwad Pictures Pvt.Ltd banner, directed by Manmohan Desai. Starring Rajesh Khanna, Mumtaz in the lead roles and music composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal. The film was hit at the box office. This film got released on 11 October 1974 along-with Benaam and Roti Kapda Aur Makaan.[1] Kader Khan was reportedly paid 1.21 lakhs for writing dialogues of this film.[2]


Mangal Singh has been a career criminal and he is finally sentenced to be hanged. Behind the bars he meets underworld don, Suraj and plans to run away from police. They finally escape from jail. Mangal Singh lands up in a small village in Northern India, and becomes a school teacher with the help of local restaurateur, Bijli. He takes on the identity of Ramu, a friend of Shravan, and goes to live with Shravans parents, Lalaji and Malti, little knowing that they are the parents of a man he killed while escaping from the police.



# Title Singer(s)
1 "Gore Rang Pe Na Itna" Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar
2 "Naach Meri Bulbul" Kishore Kumar
3 "Phoolon Ke Saath" Lata Mangeshkar
4 "Yaar Hamari Baat Suno" Kishore Kumar
5 "Yeh Public Hai" Kishore Kumar

Note : Song "Yaar Hamari Baat Suno (Kishore Kumar)" is hugely based on a Bible passage "Jesus and the woman taken in adultery" – found in the Gospel of John 8:7. In this episode, after Jesus has sat down in the temple to teach some of the people, after he spent the previous night at the Mount of Olives, a group of scribes and Pharisees confront Jesus, interrupting his teaching session. They bring in an adulteress, and invite Jesus to pass judgment upon her: should she be stoned, as Moses taught, or not? Jesus first ignores the interruption, and writes on the ground as though he does not hear them. But after the religious leaders continue their challenge, he states , “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her".


The film was isnpired from the English movie Face of a Fugitive, a 1959 movie. Vast changes were made in script of Roti. Later was Roti movie was remade in Telugu as Neram Naadi Kaadu Aakalidi in 1976 starring N.T. Rama Rao.[3]



  1. ^ "Aamir UTV arm twist exhibitors forced Bombay Velvet to November 28". 17 April 2014. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "Bollywood Icon Kader Khan Admitted to Baba Ramdev's Ashram with Acute Diabetes". 15 October 2015. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "nEraM nAdi kAdu Akalidi ( 1976 )". Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  4. ^ 1st Filmfare Awards 1953

External links[edit]

Roti at the Internet Movie Database