Khandaan (1979 film)

Khandaan (transl. Clan) is a 1979 Indian Hindi-language drama film, produced by Sibte Hassan Rizvi under the New World Enterprises banner and directed by Anil Ganguly. It stars Jeetendra, Sulakshana Pandit, Bindiya Goswami and music composed by Khayyam. This film is remade in Telugu as Jeevitha Ratnam (1981).

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Directed byAnil Ganguly
Produced bySibte Hassan Rizvi
Written byOmar Khayyam Saharanpuri (dialogues)
Naqsh Lyallpuri (lyrics)
Screenplay byNubendu Ghosh
Story byOmar Khayyam Saharanpuri
Sulakshana Pandit
Bindiya Goswami
Music byKhayyam
CinematographyDilip Rajan Mukerjee
Edited byWaman Bhonsle
Gurudutt Shirale
New World Enterprises
Release date
  • 18 July 1979 (1979-07-18)
Running time
130 minutes


Gaurishankar Srivastav (Sunder Purohit) lives with his wife Savitri (Nirupa Roy) and two sons Vikas (Sujit Kumar) and Ravi (Jeetendra). Vikas marries the wealthy Nanda (Bindu), while Ravi continues his education in college. Ravi is attracted to Usha (Sulakshana Pandit) and hopes to marry her. Gaurishankar is nearing retirement, while Vikas is unable to get employment. When Vikas gets an offer, he must deposit 5000. Nanda borrows this money from her uncle and Vikas gets the job. Unaware of the fact, Gaurishankar who works as a cashier and steals Rs.5000 to provide money for his son but is followed by the watchman. On his way home, Ravi, returning from a Tamasha, catches the thief, but is shocked to find his father as the thief. To save him from the punishment, he takes the blame on himself. Later, Police arrest Ravi for stealing 5000 from his employer, which shocks his father. The Court finds him guilty and sentences imprisonment for three months. Gaurishankar passes away after hearing this, but before death, he informs his wife, knowing who the real thief was. Savitri is unable to reveal this fact to anybody. When Ravi completes his sentence, he returns home and finds that Usha is to marry Rakesh (Rakesh Roshan), Dinanath's son. He re-locates to Bombay, gets a job, earns well and sends money to his mother, which actually does not reach the right hands as the middle lady Bindu manages to get the money by making a false thumb impression. The turn of events after Usha meets Ravi again is the rest of the story when every fact is made open to everybody.



Music composed by Khayyam with lyrics by Naqsh Lyallpuri.

# Title Singer(s) Duration
1 "Ye Mulaqat Ek Bahana Hai" Lata Mangeshkar 3:45
2 "Matlab Ke Hain" Nitin Mukesh 3:25
3 "Yaro Aao Khushi" Kishore Kumar 4:50
4 "Basti Ke Logon Mein" Kishore Kumar 6:30
5 "Mana Teri Nazar Mein" Sulakshana Pandit 5:20
5 "Main Na Bataungi" Sulakshana Pandit 4:45

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