25 October 2019 | ParagDesh
Pretty disappointing movie
Big stars, Sanjiv Kumar, Jeetendra, Zeenat Aman, Vinod Mehra, Ashok Kumar. But not much story. Not at all convincing.
A golden statue is being loaded in the train in its luggage car. After loading one statue, for some unconvincing reason, the priest in charge of the statues decides to carry a huge statue of Ram with him. Sanjiv Kumar and Zeenat Aman are passengers in the same train in the same car (of course!). It turns out that Sanjiv Kumar is in fact a bad guy. Other bad guys show up and hijack the train compartment somehow and try to steal the statues. The hapless priest is killed. Then SanjivK has a change of heart. He and ZeenatM manage to rescue the passengers and the statue in a mini bus. But soon they are chased by the bad guys and the statues are again back to the bad guys. Very flimsy and shoddy direction. Then Zeenat Aman is advised by now good guy Sanjiv K to talk to the police and go back home. SanjivK, being a wanted criminal runs away and ends up at a huge estate owned by his long lost family. Then there is some sentimental drama with his father (Ashok Kumar) who is now an alcoholic because he lost his son. Jeetendra is a bad guy who is Ashok Kumar's other son and by the way, they also have a sister Bindiya Goswami! There is some half-hearted comedy by Asrani and Mukri. Ashok Kumar after some senty dialogues, decides to hire SanjivK as a manager. Then somehow, SanjivK gets blamed for a theft which was committed by another bad guy. He is jailed, then he escapes. Then the bad guys kidnap the sister, There is a big fight and some stupid suspense about who is the real bad guy.
The climax is where the heroes and the villains sing a song about how a statue of Ganesha is in fact hiding a huge treasure inside its body. Pretty sorry affair!
Then the immersion of the huge Ganesh idol followed by re-hoisting with a crane on a ship. A big fight on the ship and then eventually, bad guys lose and good guys win!
Not much of a story, not much of direction. R D Burman has managed to create a very mediocre music for this movie.
Sanjiv Kumar is not good, Jeetendra, Ashok Kumar, Vinod Mehra, all are so so. Jayaprada and Zeenat Aman look great. But again, not much role other than to look glamorous.
The location is really good. Somewhere in the south. Very lush green with fog and great landscapes. But that's the only good thing about the movie!