Widowed Durga Singh lives with two children, a son, Karan, and daughter, Rakhi. When Thakur attempts to molest her, Karan comes to her rescue and kills him. Durga asks Karan to run away, or else the villagers will beat him and then turn him over to the police. Karan obeys her, and as a result is separated from the rest of his family. Karan is looked after an alcoholic Peter Pereira and his wife, Mary, both childless. This is how Karan grows up. Years later Karan has grown up and has made a reputation for himself, a reputation that is frowned upon by both the police and the underworld. When Police Inspector Raghuvanshi takes charge, he summons a number of known gangsters, including Karan Singh, and warns them against committing any more crimes. Shortly thereafter, Raghuvanshi is killed, and the police launch a manhunt for the culprit, who they believe is Karan and his boss, and former enemy, underworld don, Kuber Nath. The question remains who or what patched up the differences between Karan and Kuber, did Karan really kill Raghuvanshi, and will he ever be re-united with his mom and sister?
The film was launched with Vinod Khanna, but was changed after Vinod left India to join Rajneesh.
The film was initially titled Dil Sacha Chehra Jhoota, and then changed to Karan before being called Kali Basti.
Mahesh Bhatt was meant to direct the film but opted out when Vinod Khanna dropped out.
Kali Basti 1985
10 Jan 1985 ● Hindi ● 2 hrs 29 mins
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