Released on 9 December 1971
Dev Anand, Mumtaz, Zeenat Aman,
Director Dev Anand
Producer Dev Anand
Story Written by Dev Anand
Music: Rahul Dev Burman,
Lyrics: Anand Bakshi
Cinematography Fali Mistry
In Montreal, Mr. Jaiswals lives with his wife, son, Prashant, and daughter, Jasbir. Due to differences, Mr and Mrs Jaiswal separate, leaving Jasbir with dad, and Prashant with his mom. Prashant and his mom move to India. Mr. Jaiswal remarries. Jasbir is told by her nanny that her mother & brother are dead and she is not informed of any news of them even though they come to know of it. But Prashant keeps trying to contact his sister through letter. Jasbir is upset with her inconsiderate step-mother and father who has no time for her as he is deeply immersed in his business.
Prashant becomes a pilot. One day, he receives a letter from his father that Jasbir joined hippies and is now in Kathmandu, Nepal, with a group of hippies. Prashant goes to Kathmandu finds Janice, his sister with a new name. Janice has no recollection of her childhood, and is spending most of her time consuming alcohol & drugs with the group.
The hippies are staying in a rented property of local landlord Drona. Drona's is involved in stealing ancient artifacts from Kathmandu and selling it to foreign nationals. Michael, one of the hippies, is supports his activity. Janice has a boyfriend Deepak who misunderstands that Prashant is trying to woo Janice. He has arguments and fights with Prashant.Shanti is a local salesgirl working in one of the shops owned by Drona and Prashant loves her and marries her. A precious idol is stolen from local temple by Michael and he hides in Janice's house. Prashant secretly observes all this. In the meanwhile, Drona tries to frame Shanti by secretly planting a stolen artifact in her house.
The police commissioner is a friend of Prashant's father, and has already received a letter stating the purpose of Prashant's visit to Kathmandu. He suspects Drona and gets a search warrant for the entire property of Drona and recovers a diary which has contact details of his friends abroad who help him sell the stolen artifacts. The police recover the stolen artifact from Shanti's home. Prashant meanwhile is with Janice, trying to convince her that he is her brother. Michael overhears the conversation & conspires to put the blame on the brother-sister duo for the theft of article that he has put in her room. Drona and Michael instigate the locals against Prashant by for the theft and duping Shanti under pretext of marriage.
When Prashant tries to meet Janice, the hippies give him a solid thrashing. The police commissioner intervenes. Drona's crimes are uncovered and he meets his end trying to run away from police. Janice sees both her parents who have arrived in Khatmandu and realizes that Prashant is her bother. Janice is deeply hurt that her family had to see her in the state she was. She runs away and commits suicide. In her suicide note she writes that she loved her brother and she is ashamed and suicide was the only way out for her.
Hare Rama Hare Krishna - Full Film Video
uploaded 14 April 2015
Dum Maro Dum - Song - YouTube Video__________________
Songs of the Film
"Phoolon Ka Taron Ka" - Kishore Kumar
"Dum Maro Dum" - Asha Bhosle - Filmfare Award
"Ghungroo Ka Bole" - Lata Mangeshkar
"Hare Rama Hare Krishna" - Asha Bhosle, Usha Uthup
"Kanchi Re Kanchi Re" - Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar
"Phoolon Ka Taron Ka" - Lata Mangeshkar
"Ram Ka Naam Badnam Na Karo" - Kishore Kumar
When Dev met the Dum Maro Dum girl, Mumbai Mirror, 23 Sep 2014, Roshmila Bhattacharya