Waris (1969 film)

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Directed by Ramanna
Written by Rajendra Krishan
Story by T. N. Balu
Based on Naan (1967)
Produced byVasu Menon
Starring Jeetendra
Hema Malini
Prem Chopra
Aruna Irani
CinematographyM. A. Rehman
Edited byM. S. Money
Music by R. D. Burman
Vasu Studios
Release date
  • 26 September 1969 (1969-09-26)
Running time
158 minutes

Waris (transl.Heir) is a 1969 Indian Hindi-language masala film, produced by Vasu Menon and directed by Ramanna. [1] The film stars Jeetendra and Hema Malini, with music composed by R. D. Burman. [2] It is a remake of the Tamil film Naan (1967). [3]



The film begins in a royal dynasty where its heir prince Ram Kumar quits the house owing to his father Raja Raghunath's arrogant nature and low regard for the poor. After 20 years, on his deathbed, Raja Saab entrusts the responsibility to fetch Ram Kumar to a committee holding Birbal, Thakurain, and James providing his identification marks, mannerisms, etc. Raja Saab also aspires to wedlock his Diwan‘s daughter Geeta to Ram Kumar who takes care of his little kid Munni. Surprisingly, three Ram Kumars arrive with the proofs. Here, Ram Kumar-2 gains the affection of Munni and also the heart of Geeta. After a few comic incidents, Ram Kumar-1 is revealed as Murthy, son of Rukmani the foster mother Ram Kumar that captivated him. Moreover, Murthy is a member of a netherworld ring chaired by a monster. Whereas Ram Kumar-2 is Ravi, brother of Kumar’s beau Komal and Ram Kumar-3 is CBI officer Rajan appointed to find the fact.

Meanwhile, the committee learns the whereabouts of Rukmani when crafty Murthy falsifies by showing endanger to Kumar and makes her affirm him as the real heir. At that juncture, the remaining two ask for some time to prove their righteousness and they unite. On the eve of Ram Kumar’s birthday, Murthy intrigues to knock out Ravi & Rajan with his gang men who assume Rajan is dead. Following this, Ravi is on the verge to reveal Murthy's conspiracy but the arrival of Komal makes him expel. Now, the committee declares Murthy as Ram Kumar and gearing up to hand over the testament. Meanwhile, Ravi & Rajan free Ram Kumar who is startled to know about Rukmani. Afterward, discerns the reality and divulges the fact to Rukmani.

Then, she immediately brings the truth to the limelight which is denied and necks them out. Eventually, Murthy again seizes Ram Kumar along with Rukmani and ploys to knit Geeta. Anyhow, Ravi & Rajan breaks it, and escape with Geeta and the testament. To acquire it, Murthy extorts Komal by jeopardizing Kumar. So, she silently snatches and surrenders it when Murthy betrayals her by latching her. Ultimately, Ravi protects them and ceases the gang. The next, Rajan unveils the nefarious shade of Murthy when he tries to abscond with the treasure. At last, Rukmani sacrifices her life while guarding Kumar and also kills Murthy. Finally, the movie ends on a happy note with the marriages of Ravi & Geeta and Ram Kumar & Komal.



The film was well received by the audience.

Mehmood and Aruna Irani had made a successful comedy team in Aulad (1968), produced a year earlier. Their next pairing was Waris and the audience's appreciation helped in their working together in several films. Mehmood won the Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role for this movie. [4]


The film's score was composed by Rahul Dev Burman and lyrics were penned by Rajendra Krishan. It had playback by Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle and Mohammed Rafi. [5] [6] A popular number was the parody song, "Chahe Koi Mujhe Bhoot Kaho" where Burman mixed a medley of numbers from different films like Junglee (1961), Brahmachari (1968) and An Evening In Paris (1967). [7] {All Shanker JaikIshen compositions.}.

"Chahe Koi Mujhe Bhoot Kaho" Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle 4:38
"Kaun hai woh kaun mujhe jisne jagaya" Manna Dey, Asha Bhosle5:06
"Ek Bechara Pyaar Ka Mara"Mohammed Rafi3:37
"Lehra Ke Aya Hain Jhoka Bahar Ka" Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi4:22
"Kabhi Kabhi Aisa Bhi Hota Hain" Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi3:31
"Dil Ki Lagi Ko Chhupaoon Kaise"Lata Mangeshkar3:14
"Waris"Title Music1:41

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