Do Raaste (1970)
(Certified: Jan 5, 1970)
Navendu was a young motherless boy when his father married again. The step-mother saw the fear and doubt in the eyes of the boy and she promised him that he will be like a real son to her. Many years later his father on his death-bed took another promise from young Navendu, a promise to look after his step-brothers and sisters and step-mother, as if they were all of one blood. Navendu (Balraj Sahni) kept up his promise till they all grew up and he was like a father to them. Soon the day came when the young brothers and sisters stood at the same window of life from where they have to select the road of Sacrifice And the road of Selfishness. The story of Do Raaste is the Drama of those brothers and sisters who take the different roads. It is the drama of their love and hatred. It is the Drama of a rich girl's love for a poor boy. It is the drama of today's middle class trying to find the right road along which to travel the mortal journey of life. It is the drama of life itself. Navendu manages with great difficulty to educate Biraj (Prem Chopra), his younger brother abroad for which he had to mortgage his ancestral home. Biraj returns and marries Neela (Bindu) a rich girl. Tensions arise due to Neela's behaviour and Biraj & Neela shift to a new home. Biraj, who has got a very good job refuses to share Navendu's burden. The tired old Navendu, who has lost his job, is not able to repay back the loan and is kicked out of his home along with his family. This devastates Navendu. Navendu and Biraj's younger brother, Satyen (Rajesh Khanna) and Neela's siter Reena (Mumtaz) falls in love after a lot of bickering and schemes to bring the estranged family together. In the end Biraj realizes that he has stopped loving his family due to Neela's machinations and reconciles with Navendu.