Hindi Cinema has often been a harbinger of social change. In the early years of filmmaking, many stories brought the audiences face-to-face with the realities of life. Zee Classic, with its brand promise of ‘Woh Zamaana, Kare Deewana’ brings to you one such cinematic masterpiece ‘Roti Kapda Aur Makaan’ on Sunday, 15th January at 12:30 PM.
Written, directed and produced by the legendary actor Manoj Kumar, the film was the highest grosser of 1974. Touching upon the sensitive subject of the basic necessities for survival (Roti, Kapda aur Makaan), the film won the nation’s heart and went on to become one of the biggest blockbusters for Manoj Kumar.
Roti Kapda Aur Makaan follows the journey of Bharat (Manoj Kumar), who is suddenly weighed down with the responsibility of looking after his siblings post his father’s retirement. Despite being a graduate, he couldn’t find a job and eventually ends up being a low-paid singer. With his meager income, he tries to make ends meet for his younger brothers Deepak (Dheeraj Kumar), Vijay (Amitabh Bachchan) and sister Champa. Frustrated by Bharat’s pitiable situation, his girlfriend Sheetal (Zeenat Aman) leaves him and accepts a marriage proposal from her wealthy boss Mohan (Shashi Kapoor), leaving the former shattered. Bharat finds himself in a fix when the only option left for him is to turn to crime to earn a living.
Will Bharat stick to his moral values or resort to corruption?
~Watch the emotional journey of Bharat in ‘Roti Kapda Aur Makaan’ on Sunday, 15th January at 12:30 PM only on Zee Classic~