Rishte Naate

Rishte Naate (transl. Relationships) is a 1965 Indian Hindi-language drama film directed by K. S. Gopalakrishnan. The film stars Raaj Kumar, Jamuna, Nutan and Nazir Hussain. It is a remake of Gopalakrishnan's own Tamil film Karpagam (1963).[1]

Rishte Naate
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Directed byK. S. Gopalakrishnan
Written byK. S. Gopalakrishnan
Produced byK. S. Sabarinathan
StarringRaaj Kumar
Edited byR. Devarajan
Music byMadan Mohan
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Thakur Narendrapal Singh (Nazir Hussain) is a generous and kind-hearted landlord and zamindar. He has a daughter Kalpana (Jamuna) and a son Raja (Deven Verma). Distrusting his son and his new wife, Roopa (Ameeta), he asks a village laborer, Sunder (Raaj Kumar) who is honest, loyal and hardworking, to marry his daughter. In this manner, Sunder and Kalpana marry, and soon Roopa gives birth to a daughter Meenakshi (Baby Shakila). Roopa was not taking good care of her own daughter. Sunder and Kalpana raise Meenakshi as their own daughter and give her a lot of love. Meenakshi was so attached with Sunder and Kalpana, that she thinks they are her real parents and refuses to call her own parents Mother and Father. Tragically, Kalpana is killed by a wild ox saving the child Meenakshi. The Thakur, Sunder, and the child are devastated. The Thakur asks Sunder to marry Savitri (Nutan), who is the daughter of his childhood friend, the local Collector (David). He hopes that in this manner the child will get the love of a mother. Sunder reluctantly agrees, so that child gets the love of a mother and soon Savitri and he marry. Savitri is unable to win the love of the child, nor does she get any affection from Sunder, as he is unable to get Kalpana out of his mind and thoughts. In the meantime, Roopa's father Tandav prasad (Kanaiyalal) is plotting the death of Sunder, so that his daughter can take over the wealth of the Thakur after his death. In a fight clash, Savitri gets seriously injured and lands in hospital hanging between life and death. But Meenakshi saves her by calling her mother for the first time and finally Sunder accepts her. Tandav is arrested by the police for his misdeeds.



The soundtrack was composed by Madan Mohan.[2] The song "Ari Neendiya Ki Pari" is based on the song "Athaimadi Methayadi" from the movie Karpagam.[3]

# Title Lyricist Singer(s) Duration
1 "Mujhe Yaad Karne Wale" Hasrat Jaipuri Lata Mangeshkar 07:42
2 "Khanak Gayo Hai Bairi Kangna" Hasrat Jaipuri Lata Mangeshkar 04:07
3 "Sakhi Ri Tujhe Man Ke Meet Mile" Hasrat Jaipuri Lata Mangeshkar 04:47
4 " Ari Neendiya Ki Pari" Hasrat Jaipuri Lata Mangeshkar 04:19


  1. ^ Narasimham, M. L. (15 December 2017). "Thodu Needa (1965)". The Hindu. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Rishte Naate". JioSaavn. January 1965. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  3. ^ Archived at Ghostarchive and the Wayback Machine: Athaimadi Methaiyadi. YouTube.

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