Amitabh Bachan, Vinod Khanna, Rishi Kapoor, Parveen Babi, Neetu Singh, Shabana Azmi, Nirupa Roy, Jeevan, Ranjeet, Mukri, Nadira and Pran
Mrs J.M. Desai
Produced and Directed by
Kishen Lal (Pran) is a driver employed with Robert (Jeevan), a smuggler, who asks Kishen Lal to go to the jail for a crime that is actually committed by him. In return he promises to take care of his wife, Bharati (Nirupa Roy) and his three sons. However on his return Kishen Lal finds his wife suffering from Tuberculosis and his sons fighting with each other over food. Fuming with anger and breach of trust Kishen Lal goes across to seek revenge from Robert, however he faces humiliation from his employer. In the process Kishen Lal escapes with booty and takes his sons along with him. His wife not being present at home is left behind. Being chased by the henchmen of his boss, he leaves his sons at a park and then goes on to divert his enemies and the police from his path. However his car meets with an accident and falls off the cliff but Kishen Lal survives with the booty. The police seeing this accident assumes that he along with his sons are dead. In the meanwhile the sons also separate from each other. Kishen Lal returns to the park to find no one there. Bharati gets the news of the death of her husband and sons and is completely shattered. The eldest son Amar (Vinod Khanna) is adopted by a police officer. Apriest of a church adopts the second son, Anthony (Amitabh Bachchan), while an old muslim tailor adopts the youngest son, Akbar (Rishi Kapoor). Amar becomes a police officer, Akbar a qawwali singer, and Anthony a loveable crook. They find romance with Shabana Azmi, a small time thief , Salma(Neetu Singh), a doctor and the daughter of Tayabali (Mukri), a wood merchant and Jenny (Parveen Babi), the daughter of Robert but was kidnapped by Kishen Lal while she was a kid to avenge the death of his sons respectively. The film finally moves towards the re-uniting of the lost family with the sons seeking revenge on Robert for all the atrocities committed by him. Kishen Lal also surrenders himself to the police leaving behind his wife, sons and their brides.