Khanna plays a truck driver who in a drunken accident kills a man. Sentenced to work in his victim’s village and to look after the family that lost its sole breadwinner, he enters a hostile environment. The hero eventually makes himself loved by tackling the real villains (a gang of hoarders and criminals), gets the heroine (Mumtaz) and wins the affection of his implacable foe, the widow (Kumari) of the man he killed. With classic Khanna-Kishore Kumar numbers such as Tumhari zulf hai ya sadak ka mod hai ye, the film was also a musical success. The film was remade in Tamil as Neethi (1972) starring Sivaji Ganesan in Rajesh Khanna’s role.
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This film was remade in Tamil as Needhi (1972), in the Telugu as Khaidii Babay (1974), in Malayalam as Maattoly (1978) and in Kannada as Hosa Theerpu (1983). Read More