Dharam Karam (1975)
(Certified: Dec 1, 1975)
Shanker was a dada of his colony. He had vowed in the temple that he would not allow his son to grow up into another goonda like him. He challenged the destiny. He exchanged his own newly born son with the son of Ashok Babu, a great singer who lived in grand style. Dharam, Ashok Babu's son was thus bought up in an environment of poverty crime and squalor. Shanker tried his best to cat him in his own mould and even after he went to jail for a long term, he had his henchmen to give him the tough training.
Dharam learnt all the tricks. Once he met Ashok Babu by accident; he was keen to learn music. But he had to supress his desire and follows the path laid for him by Shanker. Yet as fate would have it, Ranjit, Shanker's real son could not follow the foot steps of Ashok Babu. All the efforts of Ashok Babu to train him to be a singer failed. Moreover the shadow of Shanker's life fell on him. Mr J. K. who knew the secret of exchange and who had his own grudges against Shanker succeeded in enticing Ranjit to his underworld activities.
When grown up Dharam met Ashok Babu again; the bond of music brought them further together. And both Dharam and his sweetheart were introduced as artists by Ashok Babu with success. When Shanker come out of jail and went to see the stage show his joy knew no bounds. For he felt his mission had succeeded. Ranjit had become a singer like Ashok Babu. But little did he know that it was Dharam who had appeared on stage in the garb of Ranjit.
When the truth dawned on him he was bitter more so, when he found out that Ranjit had become a smuggler and a henchman of J. K. God had failed Shanker's plan. Now, Shanker made a desperate effort to save his son from ruin, J. K. succeeded in setting both the fathers and sons involved in his trap. Did J. K. succeed in his evil plan to destroy all of them? Did Shanker reveal the truth?Would he make the innocent Dharam and his father Ashok suffer for the sins of his son Ranjit?