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Parvarish (English: "Upbringing") is a 1977 Hindi crime drama film directed by Manmohan Desai. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan and Vinod Khanna as two brothers playing oneupmanship, because one brother believes he is adopted and not the real son. Shabana Azmi and Neetu Singh play the love interests. Amjad Khan and Kader Khan are the villains. Laxmikant Pyarelal gave the music to this film and Majrooh Sultanpuri the lyrics.

Parvarish
Parvarish, 1977 Hindi film.jpg
Directed by Manmohan Desai
Produced by A.A. Nadiadwala
Written by Kader Khan (dialogue)
Prayag Raj (screenplay)
K.K. Shukla
Starring Shammi Kapoor
Amitabh Bachchan
Vinod Khanna
Neetu Singh
Shabana Azmi
Kader Khan
Amjad Khan
Tom Alter
Music by Laxmikant-Pyarelal
Cinematography Sudhin Majumdar
Edited by Kamlakar Karkhanis
Production
company
A.G. Films Pvt.Ltd
Distributed by B4U Entertainment
Release date
November 11, 1977
Country India
Language Hindi
Box office Rs. 6,50,00,000[1]

This was a "Hit" and the fourth highest grossing film of the year at the Box office; and M. Desai's one of four hits that year, the others being Dharam Veer and Chacha Bhatija with Dharmendra and Amar Akbar Anthony, a blockbuster with Amitabh Bachchan.[1] The film also marked Shammi Kapoor's full entry into character roles (after his own production Manoranjan), which he would lead in for nearly the next two decades.

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PlotEdit

Deputy Superintendent of Police Shamsher Singh (Shammi Kapoor) captures the notorious bandit Mangal Singh (Amjad Khan) just as Mangal's wife is about to give birth. She dies at childbirth, but not before extracting from the DSP his promise to take care of her son. Subsequently, DSP Singh raises the boy alongside his own. Though ironically, DSP Singh's natural son Kishen (Vinod Khanna) has a wicked streak, while Mangal's son, Amit (Amitabh Bachchan), is endowed with an honest nature.

Released after 14 years in jail, Mangal finds out that his son is with his old enemy. He mistakes Kishen to be his son and instigates him to fight against Shamsher's family. They join the underworld gang and spread havoc. Amit becomes an honest police officer and is assigned the task of nabbing the gang. After a misunderstanding, Kishen comes to believe he is actually Mangal's son and falls under the bandit's influence, though he continues to live in the inspector's home.[2]

The remainder of the film deals with how Kishen and Amit find out the truth about their origins and how they react to the situation.

CastEdit

CrewEdit

  • Art Direction: Babu Rao T. Poddar
  • Costume Design: Shalini Shah, Ram Singh
  • Assistant director: Denny Desai, Ketan Desai
  • Choreographer: Kamal Kumar

MusicEdit

The film had music by Laxmikant Pyarelal and lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri.[3]

Song Singer (s)
Hum Premi Prem Karna Janen Mohammad Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Shailender Singh
Sab Janta Ka Hai Ye Lata Mangeshkar, Usha Mangeshkar
Sambhal Jaye Zara (qawwali) Lata Mangeshkar, Usha Mangeshkar
Bandh Aankh Se Dekh Tamasha Kishore Kumar, Chorus
Aaiye Shauk Se Kahiye Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar
Jate Ho Jaane Jaana Asha Bhosle, Aarti Mukherjee, Amit Kumar, Shailender Singh

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