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Roti (transl. Flatbread) is a 1974 Indian Hindi-language action film, produced by Rajni Desai and Rajesh Khanna under the banner Aashirwad Pictures Pvt. Ltd and directed by Manmohan Desai. It stars Rajesh Khanna and Mumtaz, with music composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal. This film was released on 18 October 1974, along with Benaam and Roti Kapda Aur Makaan.[1] Kader Khan was reportedly paid 1.21 lakh for writing dialogues for the film.[2] The film was remade in Telugu as Neram Nadi Kadu Akalidi, starring N.T. Rama Rao and Manjula.

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Theatrical release poster
Directed byManmohan Desai
Produced byRajni Desai
Rajesh Khanna
Written byKader Khan (dialogues)
Anand Bakshi(lyrics)
Screenplay byPrayag Raj
Story bySmt. Jeevan Prabha
M. Desai
StarringRajesh Khanna
Music byLaxmikant Pyarelal
CinematographyK. Vaikunth
Edited byKamlakar Karkhanis
Aashirwad Pictures Pvt.Ltd
Release date
  • 11 October 1974 (1974-10-11)
Running time
148 minutes


Mangal Singh has been a career criminal and he is finally sentenced to be hanged. Behind the bars, he meets underworld don, Suraj and plans to run away from police. They finally escape from jail. Mangal Singh lands up in a small village in Northern India and becomes a school teacher with the help of local restaurateur, Bijli. He takes on the identity of Ramu, a friend of Shravan, and goes to live with Shravan's parents, Lalaji and Malti, little knowing that they are the parents of a man he killed while escaping from the police.



# Title Singer(s)
1 "Gore Rang Pe Na Itna" Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar
2 "Naach Meri Bulbul" Kishore Kumar
3 "Phoolon Ke Saath" Lata Mangeshkar
4 "Yaar Hamari Baat Suno" Kishore Kumar
5 "Yeh Public Hai" Kishore Kumar


The film was inspired by the English movie Face of a Fugitive, a 1959 movie. Vast changes were made in the script of Roti. Later, Roti was remade in Telugu as Neram Naadi Kaadu Aakalidi, in 1976 starring N.T. Rama Rao.[3]



  1. ^ "Aamir UTV arm twist exhibitors forced Bombay Velvet to November 28". 17 April 2014. Retrieved 25 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Bollywood Icon Kader Khan Admitted to Baba Ramdev's Ashram with Acute Diabetes". 15 October 2015. Retrieved 25 December 2016.
  3. ^ "nEraM nAdi kAdu Akalidi ( 1976 )". Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  4. ^ 1st Filmfare Awards 1953

External linksEdit

Roti on IMDb