Parvarish (1977)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 51 mins

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This gritty and intense family drama is sparked off when Deputy Superintendent of Police Shamsher Singh (Shammi Kapoor) captures the notorious bandit Mangal Singh (Amjad Khan) just as Mangal's wife is about to give birth. She dies at childbirth, but not before extracting from the DSP his promise to take care of her son. Subsequently, DSP Singh raises the boy alongside his own. Though ironically, DSP Singh's natural son Kishen (Vinod Khanna) has a wicked streak, while Mangal's son, Amit (Amitabh Bachchan), is endowed with an honest nature. Released after 14 years in jail, Mangal finds out that his son is with his old enemy. He mistakes Kishen to be his son and instigates him to fight against Shamsher's family. They join the underworld gang and spread havoc. Amit becomes an honest police officer and is assigned the task of nabbing the gang. After a misunderstanding, Kishen comes to believe he is actually Mangal's son and falls under the bandit's influence, though he continues to live in the inspector's home. What will happen when the misunderstandings are clarified and the truth that Amit is actually Mangal's son is revealed?
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Did you know? Manmohan Desai shot this film and Amar Akbar Anthony (1977) at the same time in the same studio. Read More
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as Kishan
as Mangal Singh
as Baby Deepa
as Mangal's henchman
as Radha
as Dev - Mangal's brother
as DSP's wife
as Supremo
as Shabu
as DSP Shamsher Singh
as Mr. Jackson




Screenplay Writer
Dialogue Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


Stunt Coordinator Assistant
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Reference: Satyam Shivam (Telugu)
Manmohan Desai shot this film and Amar Akbar Anthony (1977) at the same time in the same studio.

Many of the characters' names in the film are the same or shortened versions of their real names. Amitabh is Amit, Shabana Azmi is Shabbo, Neetu Singh is Neetu, Dev Kumar is Dev and Shammi Kapoor is Shamsher.

Sheikh Mukhtar was signed for the film but kept throwing his weight around by telling Manmohan Desai not to yell "CUT!" during his (Sheikh's) scenes. Desai agreed, but Sheikh fled India and went to Pakistan without warning. He was replaced by Amjad Khan.

The was the first film in which Manmohan Desai worked with Amitabh Bachchan.