A Manmohan Desai-style fairy-tale adventure story freely mixing elements from different film genres and historical periods. A lone hunter (Pran) secretly marries the maharani (Mukherjee) of a princely state.
In the beginning, a wild tigress manifests herself during their wedding night. The bride believes her husband to have died as a result and marries a more powerful man, a prince (P. Kumar). Before the maharani gives birth to twin boys, her husband is killed; his dying wish is that the boys’ parentage be kept secret.
The twins are separated: Dharam (Dharmendra) is raised by a woodcutter while Veer (Jeetendra) becomes the heir-apparent to the throne. Unaware of their relationship, the two become buddies and go through a series of adventures. Dharam woos the haughty princess (Aman) of a neighbouring kingdom and Veer falls for a gypsy girl (Singh).
The maharani’s evil brother (Jeevan) provides complications to the plot and the key action scene, presided over by the haughty princess, is a jousting tournament won by Dharam. When the victorious knight is captured, Veer, disguised as a gypsy, rescues him. The end of the film includes a spectacular battle between two pirate ships.
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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. Read More