This evocative saga of friendship tells the story of young Bishan Kumar, who lives a wealthy lifestyle with his widowed mom, his best friend, Kishan, a former servant cum cook, and both are virtually inseparable.
Bishan's uncle was partly responsible for his dad's death, and after serving a long prison sentence, begs his sister to forgive him, which she does, and he, along with his son, Jagdish, move in to the house. He convinces his sister to permit Bishan to go to Bombay for further studies, and then abroad also.
Years later, Bishan returns home to renew the bond of friendship with Kishan, and also introduce him to his wife, Sheela, and son, Munna. When Bishan finds out that Kishan has a golden voice, he wants him to start training in Bombay with Bharatji, which Kishan reluctantly does. After he finishes his training, he goes forth with his first concert, which is a huge success and becomes a star overnight.
It is then he finds out that Bishan has lost everything, his wife and son have left him, and his uncle and cousin had embezzled all the money. Will Kishan use his new-found fame and wealth to help Bishan in his time of need or will we get carried away and forget all about his old friend?
Did you know?
Herp Alpert's disco instrumental hit RISE is used in the film. The song plays when Amitabh Bachchan is being trained to dance by Neetu Singh. The sequence is still regarded as one of the highlights of the film. Read More