Dushmun
(1972)

(Released: Jan 7, 1972)
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Surjit Singh (Rajesh Khanna) earns his living driving a truck, most of the time while consuming alcohol. One night he stops at Courtesan Chamelibai (Bindu)'s, drinks, goes to bed with her, and gets up behind schedule, so he rushes out, drives his truck and accidentally kills a farmer named Ram Din. He is arrested by the police, charged, and brought before the courts. The Judge (Rehman) finds him guilty and sentences him the maximum time under the Indian Penal Code for 100 years - with a difference, he is not to spend time in jail but must labor to look after the surviving family members of Ram Din, which include his widow, Malti (Meena Kumari); his sister, Kamla (Naaz); two young sons; a crippled father Ganga Din (Nana Palsikar) and his blind wife (Leela Misra). A horrified Surjit attempts to convince the Judge to change his ruling, but in vain and he is transported to his new penitentiary where he meets with hostile villagers who would rather kill him than let him toil on their sacred land...

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