Raaj Tilak (1984)
(Released: Aug 31, 1984)
The local King has surrounded himself with enemies, which include his own trusted men: Bhavani Singh (Ajit), and Ranjeet (Madan Puri), who plot to overthrow him, in vain, as the King's loyal employee, Samadh Khan (Raaj Kumar), and the King's brother-in-law, Arjun Singh (Pran), come to his rescue. But events take an unfortunate turn when the King's newborn son is abducted by Jalal Khan (Raza Murad), for which his brother Samadh Khan is branded a traitor, is arrested, but escapes dramatically. After abducting the newborn prince, Jalal turns him over to the Sardar (Dev Kumar) of a local gypsy band, and loses consciousness. The queen is distraught over the disappearance of her son, and Arjun offers his son in exchange, which she accepts. But Bhavani finds out about this, and switches his son with that of Arjun Singh. Years later, the Prince, Shamsher Singh (Raj Kiran), has grown up, and like Bhavani is a tyrant, womanizer and alcoholic. He soon imprisons his very own mother until such time she announces that he is to be the new king, and inflicts all kinds of atrocities on the people in the region, in her name. Arjun attempts to intervene, but is branded a traitor, and imprisoned. Will the real prince Suraj (Kamal Hassan) surface now to set things right? Or will he continue to live the life of a gypsy without knowing his true heritage.