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  • A terminally ill man frames himself for murder to allow his family to collect the reward money. After a successful operation, he escapes police custody and searches for the real killer.

  • Ravi Khanna (Amitabh Bachchan) lives happily with his widowed mother, wheelchair-bound sister (Farida Jalal) and younger brother. He suffers from a terminal brain tumor, and has only 6 months to live. In an effort to provide for his family, he takes the responsibility of a murder that he has not committed to collect the ransom money of Rs. 500,000. He leaves a trail for the police to follow and he is convicted. While in prison he gets an attack and the jail authorities take him to the hospital where he undergoes a successful operation. Now, he is a confessed criminal for abduction, ransom and murder, which he himself planted himself. In order to save himself from the death penalty, he runs away from the hospital in search of the real murderer. He gets help from a thief named Michael (Pran). After many twists and turns, the plot unfolds, where the true identity of the criminal is revealed and Ravi Khanna is a free man.

  • Employed at a travel agency; Ravi Khanna is the sole bread-winner of his family consisting of his mother, a younger brother and a wheel-chair bound sister, Renu; while he is in love with a young woman named Neelu. On a rainy night when Ravi is unable to get a cab; one of his customers, Surendra Sinha offers him a lift, he alights at a pharmacy only to learn the next day that Surendra is missing and he is called in to give a statement. 6 months later Ravi is approached by an investigating police officer who claims that Surendra's dead body have been located and he is asked to provide the police with as much information as possible. Then Ravi gets a head attack on numerous occasions which affect the normal function of his body this then forces him to get a medical check-up done which proves that he is suffering from brain tumor. Finding that he does not have long to live - Ravi frames himself for the murder of Surendra Sinha so that his family can acquire the reward money. The case is called up in a court of law whereby Ravi is sentenced to death but when Ravi undergo a medical operation he is completely cured which forces him to escape from jail in order to try and locate the real killers of Surendra Sinha.

  • Ravi Khanna works for a travel agency and lives a happy life with his family a widowed mother sister Renu whose bound on wheelchair and younger brother Billo.He is about to get married to Neelu in coming days.But his world is turned upside down when he finds that he has brain tumor and has few days to live.Narendra Sinha brother of late Surendra Sinha announces 5,00,000 reward to who ever gives him the information of his brother's killer.Ravi sets the trial and poses as informer and killer to benefit his family after his death following which he is arrested and jailed.While in jail Ravi collapses and gets operated on the tumor and his life is saved.Ravi tells Neelu and his lawyer friend how and why he framed himself.Ravi escapes from the hospital to prove himself innocent and finds that a Thug Michael was the last man to see Surendra Sinha alive with Michael's help Ravi decides to trace the killer.

  • Ravi Khanna is employed with a travel agency, and one rainy night while attending to a customer Surendra Sinha (Rehman), is unable to get a taxi-cab, and ends up getting a ride from Mr. Sinha. Mr. Sinha drops him off at a Pharmacy, and thereafter drives away. Subsequently, it is revealed that Mr. Sinha has been kidnapped and held for ransom. Ravi is called in by the police to provide a statement. Several months later, Ravi gets another visit from another police inspector Khurana and Ravi is told that Mr. Sinha body has been found, and Ravi is now a suspect. This troubles Ravi, and he starts getting sudden and painful headaches. On going through a medical check-up, Ravi is told that he has a brain tumor, and whether operated upon or not, he may not live very long. Ravi has now to accumulate enough wealth so that his mom wheel-chair bound sister, Renu, younger brother Billoo, are adequately looked after. He also has to avoid seeing his sweetheart, Neelu, so that she can forget him and marry someone else. Ravi's method of accumulating wealth for his family, is questionable, and lands him into even more trouble with the law, with no possibility of leaving any wealth for his family.


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