This melodiously musical drama revolves around the trials and travails in the life of Vicky Kapoor (Amitabh Bachchan), the only son of multi-millionaire industrialist, Amarnath (Pran). Vicky grows up to be an alcoholic, a spoilt brat but with a good heart, primarily because of Amarnath's indifference and apathy towards him. However, Amarnath feels that he has done his duty towards his son because he provides him money in lieu of affection and care, leaving his emotional and personal needs to be taken care of by Munshi Phoolchand (Om Prakash).
Vicky is very resentful of being ignored by his dad, and leaves no stone unturned to mock and belittle him. Amarnath hopes to get his son married, but Vicky loves Meena (Jayapradha), the daughter of a poor blind man, who makes a living as a dancer, a match that is certainly not acceptable in Amarnath's eyes.
One day, Amarnath decides he has had enough and decides to turn Vicky out of his house. He has him sign waivers and asks him to get out, which Vicky happily does. While Vicky is relieved of being freed from his dad's control, the question remains that with no skills at making a living, how is Vicky to survive in a cold-hearted world?
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After its phenomenal success, this movie was remade in Kannada, under the title 'Nee Thanda Kanike' with Vishnuvardhan playing the protagonist. Read More