(Released: Sep 13, 1985)
Although Security Guard Kapil Kumar Khanna (Satyendra Kapoor) was killed on duty by criminal elements, his wife, Durga (Nirupa Roy), blames his death on the elder of her two sons, Karan, beats him severely, and throws him out of her house. She spends the rest of her life looking for him, as well as caring for her younger son, Kishan. Years fly by and there is no sign of Karan returning home. Kishan (Kamal Hassan) has now grown up, is star-struck and would like to act in movies, much to his mother's disappointment. She is, however, satisfied when he lands a job, and introduces her to Anuradha Saxena (Poonam Dhillon), who he hopes to marry someday. Durga does not know that Karan (Amitabh Bachchan) is still alive and is a Police Inspector. She also does not know that both her sons are destined to spend their time in jail. For Karan has been charged with killing Vijay (Sharat Saxena), the son of Police Commissioner Sinha (Om Shivpuri) - his sentence life in prison without any parole; while Kishan has been charged with killing a woman by the name of Lucy (Rabia Amin) - and his sentence is death.