Dharam Kanta

Last updated

Dharam Kanta
Dharam Kanta.Jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Sultan Ahmed
Produced by Sultan Ahmed
Written by Kader Khan (dialogues)
Majrooh (lyrics)
Screenplay byBharat B. Bhalla
Story byBharat B. Bhalla
Starring Raaj Kumar
Waheeda Rehman
Rajesh Khanna
Reena Roy
Sulakshana Pandit
Amjad Khan
Music by Naushad
CinematographyR. D. Mathur
Edited byM. S. Shinde
Sultan Productions
Release date
  • 13 August 1982 (1982-08-13)
Running time
148 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi

Dharam Kanta (transl. Balance of Piety) is a 1982 Hindi-language action film, produced and directed by Sultan Ahmed under the Sultan Productions banner. It stars Raaj Kumar, Waheeda Rehman, Jeetendra, Rajesh Khanna, Reena Roy, Sulakshana Pandit, Amjad Khan in the pivotal roles and music composed by Naushad. [1] The movie was a hit on its release and completed silver jubilee



Thakur Bhavani Singh heads a gang of dacoits, who have spread terror and fear in the region. Bhavani has a family, consisting of his wife, Radha, and two sons, Ram and Laxman, and a daughter named Ganga. One day, Bhavani kidnaps the son of wealthy Harnam Singh and will release him for a hefty ransom. Harnam agrees to all the conditions, and hands over the money to Bhavani. Unfortunately, Harnam's child is killed, and his wife, devastated, curses Bhavani and his family. Subsequently, Bhavani is separated from his family due to heavy rains and floods, and decides to turn himself into the police, and is sent to prison. His wife has been unable to locate any of their children. Ram and Laxman are taken in by two bandits and turn to a life of crime, and ironically Ganga is adopted by Harnam Singh. Years later, Bhavani is released from prison, and comes to meet his wife, and is devastated to know that he may never get to see his children again. Bhavani starts living an honest life, not knowing that his estranged sons are leading a life of crime and that his daughter is now living with the family, whose son he killed.



"Duniya Chhute, Yaar Na Chhute, Jaan Se Badhkar Yaari Hai" (Solo) Bhupinder Singh
"Duniya Chhute, Yaar Na Chhute, Jaan Se Badhkar Yaari Hai" (Duet) Mohammed Rafi, Bhupinder Singh
"Tera Naam Liya, Dil Thaam Liya" Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle
"Yeh Gotedaar Lahenga Nikloon Jab Daalke" Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle
"Ghunghroo Toot Gaye" Asha Bhosle
"Teri Meri Hai Nazar" Asha Bhosle

Related Research Articles

Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor

The Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor is given by Filmfare as part of its annual Filmfare Awards for Hindi films, to recognise a male actor who has delivered an outstanding performance in a supporting role. Although the awards started in 1954, awards for the best supporting actor category started only the following year 1955. As of 2016, Pran, Amrish Puri, Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan and Anil Kapoor lead the list, with three wins each. Anil Kapoor currently also holds the record of being the youngest recipient of the award, whereas Rishi Kapoor holds the record for being the eldest while Abhishek Bachchan holds the record for winning it consecutively 3 times (2005,2006,2007)

Reena Roy Indian actress

Reena Roy, is a Hindi Bollywood actress who has performed leading roles in many films from 1972 to 1985 and was a leading actress of that era. She was one of the higher-paid actresses of her time, known for playing glamorous and female-oriented roles. She is the recipient of a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress, for her performance in film Apnapan (1977), and has received nominations in the Filmfare Best Actress Award category for Nagin (1976) and Aasha (1980).

Sulakshana Pratap Narain Pandit is an Indian playback singer and former Bollywood leading lady. Her brothers are the composing duo Jatin–Lalit and her younger sister is Vijayta Pandit who achieved fame with her debut movie Love Story. Her uncle was the accomplished classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj. She won a Filmfare Best Female Playback Award in 1975 for her song "Tu Hi Sagar Hai, Tu Hi Kinara".

<i>Bees Saal Baad</i> (1962 film) 1962 film

Bees Saal Baad is a 1962 Indian Hindi-language psychological thriller film. It was produced by Hemant Kumar, who also composed the music and sang some of the songs. The film marks the directorial debut of Biren Nag, and stars Biswajeet, Waheeda Rehman, Madan Puri, Sajjan and Asit Sen.


Apnapan is a 1977 Indian Hindi-language drama film, produced and directed by J. Om Prakash under the FILMYUG Pvt. Ltd. banner. It stars Sanjeev Kumar, Jeetendra, Reena Roy and Sulakshana Pandit, and has music composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal. The film is recorded as a Super Hit at the box office. This film was remade in Telugu as Illalu (1981).

<i>Kuchhe Dhaage</i>

Kuchhe Dhaage is a 1973 Indian Hindi-language action film directed by Raj Khosla. The film stars Vinod Khanna, Moushumi Chatterjee and Kabir Bedi. The music was scored by Laxmikant Pyarelal with lyrics penned by Anand Bakshi. It was a hit at the box office.

<i>Jay Vejay</i>

Jay Vejay is a 1977 Hindi-language action film, produced and directed by L. V. Prasad under the Prasad Productions Pvt. Ltd. banner. It stars Jeetendra, Reena Roy, Bindiya Goswami, Prem Krishan and music composed by Rajesh Roshan. The film is a remake of Telugu movie Chikkadu Dorakadu (1967), starring N.T. Rama Rao, Kanta Rao, Jayalalithaa, Krishna Kumari in the pivotal roles.

<i>Kasam Khoon Ki</i>

Kasam Khoon Ki is a 1977 Hindi-language action drama film, produced Prasan Kapoor under the Tirupati Pictures banner and directed by Ashok Roy. It stars Jeetendra, Sulakshana Pandit and music composed by Kalyanji Anandji.

<i>Maqsad</i> 1984 film by Kovelamudi Bapayya

Maqsad (transl. Aim) is a 1984 Indian Hindi-language action film, produced by D. Rama Naidu under the Suresh Productions banner and directed by K. Bapaiah. The film stars Jeetendra, Rajesh Khanna, Sridevi, Jaya Prada, with music composed by Bappi Lahiri. Shatrughan Sinha, Waheeda Rehman, Prem Chopra, Ranjeet, Shakti Kapoor, Kader Khan, Amjad Khan, Shreeram Lagoo are featured in supporting roles.

The 24th Filmfare Awards were held in 1977.

Dharmendra filmography

This following is a complete list of all the films Dharmendra has acted in.

<i>Mohabbat Ki Kasam</i>

Mohabbat Ki Kasam is a 1986 Bollywood action melodrama film directed by K. Pappu. It stars Amjad Khan, Kulbhushan Kharbanda and Tanuja, with special appearances from two of Bollywood's biggest stars, Dharmendra and Rajesh Khanna. Produced by P. B. Pictures, it features music by Kamalkant. The lyricist was Kulwant Jani. The director of photography was Sushil Chopra, the film also features Vinod Mehra and Moon Moon Sen in lead roles, with Anita Raj, Shoma Anand, Paintal and Imtiaz Khan, forming an ensemble cast.

<i>Himmatwala</i> (1983 film)

Himmatwala(transl.Brave Man) is a 1983 Indian Hindi-language action comedy film, produced by G.A. Sheshagiri Rao under the Padmalaya Studios banner, presented by Krishna and directed by K. Raghavendra Rao. It stars Jeetendra, Sridevi and music composed by Bappi Lahri.

<i>Insaan</i> (1982 film)

Insaan (transl. Human) is a 1982 Indian Hindi-language action drama film, produced by Ved Khanna Mukesh Movies and directed by Narendra Bedi. It stars Jeetendra, Vinod Khanna, Reena Roy and music composed by Laxmikant–Pyarelal. Kishore Jariwala, brother of Bollywood actor Sanjeev Kumar, plays the role of an ex-soldier. The movie was among the last movies of Vinod Khanna before he took a hiatus from the Hindi film industry to join Rajneeshpuram in Oregon, USA.

<i>Waqt Ki Deewar</i>

Waqt Ki Deewar is a 1981 Indian Hindi-language action film, produced by T.C. Dewan under the Modern Pictures banner and directed by Ravi Tandon. It stars Sanjeev Kumar, Jeetendra, Sulakshana Pandit, Neetu Singh in the pivotal roles, and music composed by Laxmikant–Pyarelal.

Do Waqt Ki Roti is a 1988 Indian Hindi-language film directed by Satpal and produced by M.P. Agrawal. It stars Feroz Khan, Sanjeev Kumar, Reena Roy and Sulakshana Pandit in pivotal roles.

Sultan Ahmed (Hindi:सुल्तान अहमद) was an Indian film director and producer in the 1970s and 1980s, famous for his films on dacoits such as Heera, Ganga Ki Saugandh, and Daata.


Kaamyab is an Indian Hindi-language action film, produced by G. Hanumantha Rao by Padmalaya Studios banner, presented by Krishna and directed by K. Raghavendra Rao. Starring Jeetendra, Shabana Azmi, Radha and music composed by Bappi Lahari. The film is remake of Telugu Movie Shakti (1983), starring Krishna, Jaya Sudha, Radha in pivotal roles.

<i>Khoon Aur Paani</i>

Khoon Aur Paani is a 1981 Hindi-language action film, produced by A. A. Nadiadwala under the A.G.Films Pvt. Ltd. banner and directed by Chand. It stars Feroz Khan, Jeetendra, Rekha, Parveen Babi and music composed by Laxmikant–Pyarelal.


  1. "Movie Overview" . Retrieved 15 May 2012.