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Written at 19 Sep 2014 on 12:53

Aakhri Khat - 1966

Star Cast :

Super Star Rajesh Khanna
Indrani Mukherjee
Master Bunty
Manvendra Chitnis
Nana Palsikar
Naqi Jehan
Tun Tun
Mohan Choti
Maruti Rao
Funny Tincher
Bunty Behl
Master Bunty

Other crews:

Directed by Chetan Anand
Produced by Himalaya Films
Written by Chetan Anand
Music by Khayyam
Lyrics by Kaifi Azmi
Cinematography Jal Mistry
Edited by Jadav Rao
Distributed by Prabha Pictures
Release dates 1966
Country India
Language Hindi

Summary :

Govind (Super Star Rajesh Khanna) is a young sculptor, while vacationing near Kullu, sees Lajjo (Indrani Mukherjee) and falls in love. Subsequently, they get married secretly in a village temple. He then has to leave for the city to pursue further education. Meanwhile, the girl finds that she is pregnant. On finding this her step mother sells her off for Rs. 500, where she is beaten, some time later she gives birth to a little boy, Buntu. Later Lajjo comes to Mumbai to meet Govind, carrying her one year old son. She leaves a letter for him at his doorsteps, and want to leaves the child as well, is unable to go through it, and takes him along. They keep wandering, and feed off whatever comes their way, soon she dies leaving her son alone.

The rest of the film is a story of the little child, wandering around the city. He goes out of the house, eating whatever he finds, including a pill, which makes him doze off. On waking up, he wanders even more and more into the city. Meanwhile Govind, comes know all through a letter she has left behind, Aakhri Khat (Last Letter), he soon realizes his mistake and with the help of police tries to find his wife and son, though only finds his wife's body. Later, he shows the Police inspector Naik, (Manvendra Chitnis), the statue of Lajjo he has kept in his studio.

The child is then rescued by a man who is a staff member of an orphanage nearby. He escapes from that place at night. And after a long time of wandering here and there, and after the help of some people, he ultimately reaches home to find a statue of his lost mother, and a new lady, who is now his new mother.

Music :

The soundtrack includes the following tracks, composed by Khayyam, and with lyrics by Kaifi Azmi, also marked the debut of Bhupinder Singh as a solo playback singer.

S.No. Song Singer (s) :

1) Aur Kuchh Der Thahar By Mohd. Rafi
2) Baharon Mera Jeevan Bhi Sanwaro By Lata Mangeshkar
3) Mere Chanda Mere Nanhe By Lata Mangeshkar
4) O My Darling By Manna Dey
5) Rut Jawan Jawan Raat Mehrbaan By Bhupinder Singh