Rupaye Dus Karod
|Rupaye Dus Karod|
|Hindi||रुपये दस करोड़|
|Directed by||Sikander Bharti|
|Produced by||Waman K. Dehsmukh|
|Music by||Bappi Lahiri|
Rupaye Dus Karod is a 1991 Indian Bollywood suspense thriller film directed by Sikander Bharti and produced by Waman K. Dehsmukh and written by Shabdh Kumar. The film was made in the style of formula-based potboilers and was a hit. It stars Rajesh Khanna in the lead role and supporting cast includes Chunky Pandey, Amrita Singh, Sonu Walia, Avinash Wadhavan, Deepika Chikhalia, Sadashiv Amrapurkar, Kiran Kumar in pivotal roles. Rupaye Dus Karod (ten crores of rupees) is the story of a detective novelist (writing in Hindi) - Ravi Varma (Rajesh Khanna) whose father had to flee from India in his childhood itself because of a conspiracy masterminded by his wicked business partners and later Ravi finds himself in mystery murder and another plot to have tried to earn 10 crore by fraudulent means .
Chamanlal, Aatmaram were partners with Jamuna Das and Babubhai but Atmaram discovers that the core business is selling women abroad for prostitution, he breaks away from this partnership and tells the wife of Chamanlal. Chamanlal's wife confronts him but Chamanlal is steadfast and decides not to leave the business. In an extreme reaction his wife leaves the house along-with her son and clothes to start a living on her own. Chamanlal keeps thinking about this matter and decides to meet his other two partners to convey he feels this business is unethical and that he cares for his family's sentiments more and asks for his final share before parting ways. But because of a conspiracy masterminded by his wicked business partners (Kiran Kumar and Sadashiv Amrapurkar), Chamanlal presumes he killed Babubhai(Kiran Kumar) and the prime witness to this supposedly murder - Vakil Jamuna Das(Sadashiv Amarpurkar), asks Chamanlal to flee but at the same time informs the police to search for him. Chamanlal searches for his wife and son but cannot locate them and so informs Atmaram that now he has reformed and that he needs to search for his son and wife who have left him.He also tells Atmaram that he is innocent and wants to escape. Meanwhile, after reading in newspapers about police searching for Chamanlal and that Chamanalal has died in an accident, his wife considers herself a widower and brings up her only child by tailoring.
20 years later, through a source Vakil Jamuna Das comes to know that Chamanlal is alive and has made it big in Singapore and has made investments abroad and plans to transfer them to his wife and son, after searching for them extensively in India. Chamanlal decides to transfer 10 crores to RBI in such an arrangement that only his own family members will get an access to the fund. Brought up by his mother, Ravi(Rajesh Khanna) obtains a law degree and becomes a very successful famous criminal lawyer. But after few years stops and instead writes Hindi novels of crime detection genre. His novels to achieve popularity within few years.
Aarthi Saxena has huge crush on Ravi Varma all because of being fan of his suspense novels. Aarthi is naive and keeps thinking that all crime cases can be solved in the manner in which Ravi Verma's novels move forward. Ravi Verma’s face was never disclosed to the public in last few years since his novels hit the stores. A media conference is arranged in which his face would be disclosed and function is arranged where chief guest is DIG Sharma(Satyendra Kapoor) . In fact at this function she meets Ravi for the very first time with a toy gun in her hands and shocks the people gathered around Ravi Verma, saying she would kill him if she does not do what she wants. Then later discloses that she did this only to get an autograph from him. Media and public are shocked to know that famous Lawyer Ravi Verma is the one who writes suspense novels as well. Later Aarthi becomes friends with Ravi and tooks him to their home and introduces him to her father Aatmaram and her brother Vicky (Avinash Wadhavan). There Ravi comes to know that Vcky and his father do not get along well as they keep fighting over Vicky’s money spending habits.
Chamanlal's ex-business partners interested in usurping this huge sum of 10 crores. They are well-aware of the talent of Ravi Varma and therefore, they hire his services to draw a scheme so that this money could be usurped by them. For compelling him to do this job for them, they kidnap his mother and threaten to kill her, not knowing that both Ravi and his mother are related to Chamanlal. Ravi agrees to work for them but at the same time devises a scheme such that he saves his mother, ensures that the money does not get into the hands of the unscrupulous people. First he decides to appoint a trusted friend, who is looking for a job, as his secretary(Deepika Chikhalia).
Ravi’s first target is following the life of son of Babubhai – Suraj (Chinky Pandey) - who keeps on chasing skirts and fooling girls saying he loves them. Suraj keeps a bet with his friends (Paintal and others) that he will make Poonam(Sonu Walia), a club dancer, fall in love with them. He makes Poonam trust her and acts as if he is in love with her. Ravi asks Babubhai, as a part of his plan, to not give pocket expenses to his son Suraj. Later Ravi ensures Suraj becomes aware of a plan where Suraj can earn 10 crores if Suraj works for client of Ravi named Queen of Hastinapur (Deepika Chikalia). Suraj jumps on this offer and agrees to go as per plan made by Ravi. Meanwhile, Ravi asks his secretary(Deepika Chikalia) to also fall in love with Vicky. Later on fine day Aatmaram comes to that Vicky has fallen in love with a prostitute’s daughter and this leads to a fight between Vicky and Aatmaram, leading to Vicky leaving the house and Atmaram changing his will and transferring the whole of properties presently n his name to his daughter Aarthi alone. Vicky is angry at his father but is not interested in the share of property. Meanwhile, Ravi asks Suraj to even act as if he is loving Aarthi and to marry her later so that now that Vicky has been debarred by Aatmaram, the whole of the property of Aatmram would be in the name of Aarthi alone and by this way by becoming Arthi’s trusted husband, Suraj can later become proud owner of Atmaram’s property. Meanwhile, while trying to woo Aarthi, Suraj starts ignoring Poonam but Poonam who is not aware of 2 facts that Suraj never ever fell in love with him and that presently he is also trying to make Aarthi trust him blindly, invites Suraj to her room in the hotel where she dances to celebrate her birthday. But the same night she gets murdered. Aarthi who is very keen and enthusiastic to become a detective herself is put on an operation by Ravi to provide evidence that Suraj is involved in the murder of Poonam and to start collecting evidence but convinces Aarthi to not inform DIG Sharma or any police inspector about this.
The 4 youngsters Suraj, Aarthi, Vicky, secretary to Ravi trust the Lawyer cum Novelist Mr. Ravi, so much that they blindly follow his dictates. But this leads to Suraj being accused in murder of Poonam, Vicky being suspected of kidnapping or being responsible for Atmaram missing. The rest of the story is about whether Ravi is a fraud mastermind who is involved in all these events or is innocent? Story is about unfolding the mystery as to how the things he made the 4 youngsters do, will help in ensuring that Chamanlals money of 10 Crores does not go to Vakil Jamuna Das and Babubhai but to the right person and in ensuring that his own mother does not get into trouble? Who are the real culprits?
- Rajesh Khanna...Lawyer and Novelist Ravi Verma
- Chunky Pandey as Suraj
- Amrita Singh as Aarthi Saxena
- Sonu Walia as Poonam
- Sadashiv Amrapurkar as Vakil Jamuna Das
- Avinash Wadhavan as Vicky
- Kiran Kumar as Babubhai
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