Dharam Kanta (1982)
(Released: Aug 13, 1982)
Thakur Bhavani Singh (Raaj Kumar) heads a gang of dacoits, who have spread terror and fear in the region. Bhavani has a family, consisting of his wife, Radha (Waheeda Rehman), and two sons, Ram and Laxman, and a daughter named Ganga. One day Bhavani kidnaps the son of wealthy Harnam Singh (Satyendra Kapoor), and will release him for a hefty ransom. Harnam agrees to all the conditions, and hands over the money to Bhavani. Unfortunately, Harnam's child is killed, and his wife (Purnima), devastated, curses Bhavani and his family. Subsequently, Bhavani is separated from his family due to heavy rains and floods, and decides to turn himself in to the police, and is sent to prison. His wife has been unable to locate any of their children. Ram (Rajesh Khanna) and Laxman (Jeetendra) are taken in by two bandits, and turn to a life of crime, and ironically Ganga (Sulakshana Pandit) is adopted by Harnam Singh. Years later, Bhavani is released from prison, and comes to meet his wife, and is devastated to know that he may never get to see his children again. Bhavani starts living a honest life, not knowing that his estranged sons are leading a life of crime, and that his daughter is now living with the family, whose son he killed.