Suntan (1976 film)

Suntan (transl.Progeny) is a 1976[2] Hindi-language drama film, produced & directed by Mohan Segal on Delux Films banner. Starring Jeetendra, Rekha, Ashok Kumar and music composed by Laxmikant–Pyarelal.[3][4][5] The film is a remake of Telugu film Tata Manavadu (1972), starring S. V. Ranga Rao, Raja Babu, Vijaya Nirmala.[6]

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Directed byMohan Segal
Written byS.M. Abbas
Verma Malik (lyrics)
Screenplay byDasari Narayana Rao
Story byDasari Narayana Rao
Based onTata Manavadu (1972)
Produced byMohan Segal
Ashok Kumar
CinematographyKamalakar Rao
Edited byRamakant Dabhilkar
Music byLaxmikant–Pyarelal
Delux Films [1]
Release date
  • 20 July 1976 (1976-07-20)
Running time
162 minutes


Dinanath (Ashok Kumar) is a laborer, who has determined to educate his son Kishore (Satyendra Kapoor) and make him a doctor and marry Kishore with his friend's Shanu (Indrani Mukherjee) as promised to his friend on the death-bed. Kishore promises to marry Shanu and makes her pregnant. But unfortunately, he has other plans of making quick money. He marries Lata (Bindu) who is very rich unknowingly. They neglect and insult their parents. Shanu gives birth to a girl, Parvathi (again Indrani Mukherjee). Geeta gives birth to a boy, Ravi (Jeetendra). Dinanath becomes blind his wife Thulasi (Nirupa Roy) works as a housemaid in her son's house only without giving her identity. Ravi grows up in her hands, develops a lot of affection on Dinanath, Thulasi & Parvathi. After 20 years Thulasi reveals the truth while leaving her last breadth, Kishore will not attend to her funeral, because of his status in the society and Dinanath also dies in car accident. Now Ravi decides to teach his parents a lesson for ill-treating his grandparents with the help of Advocate Baldev Raj (Utpal Dutt) and his daughter Sarita (Rekha).



Laxmikant-Pyarelal composed the film's music while Verma Malik wrote all the songs.

Song Singer
"Pappu Ki Mummy, Tu Badi Nikammi, Teri Jaan Ko" Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle
"Aaj Khushi Se Jhum Raha" - 1 Asha Bhosle
"Aaj Khushi Se Jhum Raha" - 2 Asha Bhosle
"Laaton Ke Bhoot Baaton Se" Asha Bhosle
"Jawani Ke Din Chaar" Asha Bhosle
"Tu Mile To Poochhoon" Mukesh


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