Jwar Bhata (1973)

Widowed and wealthy Durgadas Prasad is the sole owner of Shriman Mills. He has one son, who falls in love with a woman from a poor family. This disappoints Durgadas and he asks his son to leave. His son leaves, gets married, and soon has a son. Unfortunately, Durgadas’s son does not live for long, leaving his wife and son destitute. Durgadas has a change of heart and goes around looking for his son and his family, but in vain.

Cast: Saira Banu, Dharmendra, Sujit Kumar

Years later Durgadas is much more older and not expected to live long. He recruits a Secretary, Gayetri, who looks after him. Then when his relatives insist that he adopt his distant nephew, Anokhey, he agrees, only to have Gayetri bring home a young man, Billoo, who operates a simple Dal Roti restaurant. Durgadas is jubilant when he verifies that Billoo is indeed his grandson and throws a grand party.

After the party, Durgadas passes away, leaving everything in Billoo’s hands. Billoo changes his name to Balraj and starts to look after his grandfather’s business. Durgadas’s relatives, Iqbal Nath, his daughter, Rekha; a cousin, Satwani, and her son, Anokhey; along with Advocate Ramesh Khanna, conspire with each other and concoct of plan – a plan so devious that will not only entrap Billoo and Gayetri in it – but also make them loathe the day they met Durgadas.

The movie is not at all boring but these days you may not find it that tempting. Cinematography is OK so as the choreography. Dharmendra performed very nicely. Music by Laxmikant Pyarelal is very good. This movie features some best songs such as “Rootha hai to manalein gay”, “Dal Roti Khao”. Lyrics and dialogues by Rajinder Krishan is good. I would rate it as 7/10 as it drags a bit after the first half. But performances and music can overcome it.

Video Source: DVD
Host: Youtube
Chapters: 15

part 1
part 2
part 3
part 4
part 5
part 6
part 7
part 8
part 9
part 10
part 11
part 12
part 13
part 14
part 15

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