Dharam-Veer is a 1977 Indian Hindi film, produced and directed by Manmohan Desai. The movie stars Dharmendra, Zeenat Aman, Jeetendra, Neetu Singh, Pran, Indrani Mukherjee, Jeevan and Ranjeet. Dharmendra's young son Bobby Deol appears briefly playing the younger version of his father's character.
It was part of Desai's four big hits of the year based on the "separated and reunited" theme (the others being Parvarish, Chacha Bhatija (which also starred Dharmendra) and Amar Akbar Anthony).Dharam-Veer takes place in a mythical kingdom and tells the tale of twin brothers separated at birth who still become best friends when they are older, not knowing that they were real brothers. It also tells about their adventures, Dharam winning the love of a beautiful princess, court intrigues, and has a host of villains which they have to face. The film went on to become a gigantic blockbuster at the Indian box office becoming the second highest grossing film of 1977 as well as one of the biggest hits of the 1970s decade.
Movie : Dharam Veer
Star Cast : Dharmendra, Zeenat Aman, Jeetendra, Neetu Singh,
Pran, Indrani Mukherjee, Jeevan, Ranjeet.
Directed by : Manmohan Desai
Produced by : Subhash Desai
Written by : Smt. Jeevanprabha M. Desai
Music by : Laxmikant-Pyarelal
Plot : Maharani Meenakshi is a princess who one day while out hunting is rescued from a handful of attackers by a hunter-warrior Jwala Singh (Pran) who lives alone in the jungle, accompanied only by his pet falcon, Sheroo.She offers him a reward for saving her life but he only wants her hand in marriage which he had been denied by her father. During the night they are awoken by another tiger and Jwala goes to slay it. The tiger kills a villager and Jwala puts his poncho over him to cover his dead body. He wrestles the tiger and they both fall over a cliff. The Princess sees the body of the dead villager and she thinks it is that of Jwala and goes into shock. Her father eventually marries her off into another royal family. Unbeknownst to Jwala, Meenakshi is pregnant by him.King Satpal Singh, Meenakshi's brother is told in a prophecy that he will be killed by his eldest nephew, Dharam. In order to prevent this, he pleads poverty and moves in with his sister.The Queen gives birth to a healthy baby boy. Satpal takes the baby, minutes after it is born and tosses it out of a window. Instead of falling to its death though, the baby is caught by Sheroo who flies him to his master. Jwala has been injured by a tiger and is being healed by a poor blacksmith and his wife. They are childless and are pleased when the bird brings the baby, believing it to be a gift. They explain what happened to Jwala when he awakes and he assents to them keeping the child and raising it as their own.In
the meanwhile we learn than the Queen gave birth to twins and Satpal only dealt with the first born. He is satisfied that the prophecy has been averted and now plans to help himself further by swapping his sisters baby with his own. Whilst he is asleep though, his wife swaps the children back.As
the children grow up, Satpal mistreats his own child, who he believes to be the prince, and dotes on the prince whom he thinks is his own son.The twins grow up. The elder is called Dharam (Dharmendra) and grows up to be a blacksmith like his father. The younger, Veer (Jeetendra) is the crown prince. The boys become best friends and do not realise that this is because they are actually twin brothers.The story follows some of their adventures and their attempts to find love.
The soundtrack was composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal, and the lyrics were penned by the veteran Anand Bakshi. The soundtrack of the movie proved to be as popular and successful as the movie itself.
1. "Aray Maine Tujhko Chhaha" - Mohammed Rafi
2. "Band Ho Mutthi To Lakh Ki" - Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle
3. "Hum Banjaron Ki Baat Mat" - Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar
4. "O Meri Mehbooba" - Mohammed Rafi
5. "Saat Ajube Is Duniya Mein" - Mohammed Rafi -Mukesh,