Director: Manmohan Desai; Writer: Prayag Raj, K.B. Pathak, J.M. Desai, Pushpa Sharma, Kader Khan; Producer: Chandan S. Desai, Subhash Desai, Chandrika G. Shah; Cinematographer: N.V. Srinivas; Editor: Kamlakar Karkhanis; Cast: Dharmendra, Zeenat Aman, Jeetendra, Neetu Singh, Pran, Sheroo the Wonder Bird, Bobby Deol, Indrani Mukherjee, Jeevan, Sujit Kumar, Dev Kumar, Azad, D.K. Sapru, B.M. Vyas, Hercules, Neelam, Chand Usmani, Ranjeet, Pradeep Kumar
Duration: 02:37:20; Aspect Ratio: 1.778:1; Hue: 13.276; Saturation: 0.121; Lightness: 0.324; Volume: 0.281; Cuts per Minute: 18.450; Words per Minute: 52.936
Summary: A Manmohan Desai-style fairy-tale adventure story freely mixing elements from different film genres and historical periods. A lone hunter (Pran) secretly marries the maharani (Mukherjee) of a princely state. In a scene crying out for a psychoanalytic reading, a wild tigress manifests herself during their wedding night. The bride believes her husband to have died as a result and marries a more powerful man, a prince (P. Kumar). Before the maharani gives birth to twin boys, her husband is killed; his dying wish is that the boys’ parentage be kept secret. The twins are separated: Dharam (Dharmendra) is raised by a woodcutter while Veer (Jeetendra) becomes the heir-apparent to the throne. Unaware of their relationship, the two become buddies and go through a series of adventures. Dharam woos the haughty princess (Aman) of a neighbouring kingdom and Veer falls for a gypsy girl (Singh). The maharani’s evil brother (Jeevan) provides complications to the plot and the key action scene, presided over by the haughty princess, is a jousting tournament won by Dharam. When the victorious knight is captured, Veer, disguised as a gypsy, rescues him. The end of the film includes a spectacular battle between two pirate ships. The film also features a trained hawk, which was responsible for saving Dharam as a child and which intervenes several times on behalf of the good guys.