Dharam Karam

Dharam Karam is a 1975 Hindi drama film produced by Raj Kapoor and directed by Randhir Kapoor, who also stars 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 4 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.[1] According to one source, the film performed "Semi-Hit" at the box office.[2]

Dharam Karam
Theatrical Poster
Directed byRandhir Kapoor
Written byPrayag Raj
Produced byRaj Kapoor
StarringRaj Kapoor
Randhir Kapoor
Dara Singh
Jagdish Raj
CinematographyTaru Dutt
Edited byShankar Hurde
Music byRahul Dev Burman
Distributed byR.K. Films Ltd.
Yash Raj Films
Release date
  • December 1975 (1975-12)
Running time
159 minutes


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 midwife, 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 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 all costs - and the person has chosen to carry out this task is none other than Dharam!!



Dharam Karam
Soundtrack album by
ProducerR. D. Burman
R. D. Burman chronology
Dharam Karam
Nehle Pe Dehla

Music was Composed by R. D. Burman and released by Saregama.[3]

All tracks are written by Majrooh Sultanpuri.

1."Baat Thi Yaar Ek Bair Ki"Kishore Kumar4:37
2."Ek Din Bik Jayega Mati Ke Mol" (Happy)Mukesh5:39
3."Tu Kahan Gayee Thi"Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar5:06
4."Tere Humsafar Geet Hain Tere"Mukesh, Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar9:30
5."Na Ho Bas Mein Tere"Mukesh, Kishore Kumar, Poornima3:10
6."Nachan Nahin Aawat"Lata Mangeshkar4:17
7."Mukh Pe Jo Chhidka Pani"Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar4:50
8."Ek Din Bik Jayega Mati Ke Mol" (Sad)Mukesh, Poornima1:38
Total length:38:47


  1. ^ 1st Filmfare Awards 1953
  2. ^ "Boxofficeindia.com". Boxofficeindia.com. Archived from the original on 20 October 2013. Retrieved 2012-02-13.
  3. ^ "Dharam Karam - All Songs - Download or Listen Free - Saavn". 31 December 1975. Retrieved 13 November 2018.

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