Dost (1974 film)

Dost (Devanagari: दोस्त, Nastaliq: دوست, translation: "Friend") is a 1974 Hindi film. Produced by Premji, it was directed by Dulal Guha. The film stars Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Shatrughan Sinha, Asit Sen and Rehman. Amitabh Bachchan makes a guest appearance. The film's music is by Laxmikant Pyarelal.

For other films, see Dost (disambiguation)
Theatrical poster
Directed byDulal Guha
Produced byPremji
J. N. Manchanda
Written byShafiq Ansari
Sachin Bhowmick
Hema Malini
Shatrughan Sinha
Music byLaxmikant-Pyarelal
Anand Bakshi(Lyrics)
CinematographyM. Rajaram
Edited byBimal Roy
Release date
12 April 1974
Running time
166 mins


Maanav is an orphan who was brought up by a Catholic Priest, Father Francis. After completing his M.A. he returns home to Taran Devi and finds out that his mentor is dead. He re-locates to Bombay by train, and a man named Gopichand Sharma attempts to steal his luggage, but Maanav chases him and retrieves it. The men become friends, despite of their differences - Maanav wants to lead an honest life, and Gopichand, who is estranged from his wife, a nurse, Kalyani, and son, Munna, is an alcoholic and thief. Gopichand eventually changes his lifestyle, decides to be honest, patches up with his family, but ends up antagonizing his crime boss, Monto Sardar, who chops off his right hand. Maanav gets him a job with Hercules Milk Foods. Maanav meets with and falls in love with Kaajal Gupta, who is the daughter of the owner of Hercules Milk Foods, much to the chagrin of her dad who wants her to get married to Shyamal. Then one day Maanav disappears from Gopichand and Kaajal's lives. He re-locates to Simla and it is here that he learns that things have spiraled out of control as Gopichand has been arrested for marketing contaminated milk powder resulting in the deaths of hundreds of children. Maanav decides to return to Bombay and attempts to make sense as to why Gopichand committed this crime.


  • Dharmendra ... Maanav
  • Hema Malini ... Kaajal "Kaju" Gupta
  • Shatrughan Sinha ... Gopichand "Gopi" Sharma
  • Amitabh Bachchan ... Anand
  • Ravindra Kapoor ... Shyamal
  • Kanhaiyalal ... Gadibabu
  • Anwar Hussain ... Ustad Monto Sardar
  • Abhi Bhattacharya ... Father Francis
  • Ramayan Tiwari ... Gupta's ex-servant released from jail
  • Kumari Naaz ... Kalyani Sharma
  • Master Bunty ... Munna Sharma
  • Raju ... Rajesh "Raju" Gupta
  • Maruti Rao ... Akbar
  • Rehman ... Mr. Gupta (Kaajal's father)
  • H. L. Pardesi ... Petty Thief
  • Heena Kausar ... Bindu (as Hina Kausar)
  • Raj Mehra ... Police Commissioner
  • Asit Sen ... Police Inspector who arrested Kaajal
  • Satyendra Kapoor ... Father Rebello (as Satyendra Kapoor)
  • Chand Usmani ... Guest Appearance
  • Jagdish Raj ... Police Inspector who paid visit to Mr. Gupta after Shyamal's death (uncredited)


1 "Kaise Jeete Hain Bhala" Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Shatrughan Sinha
2 "Aa Bata De" Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Shatrughan Sinha
3 "Gaadi Bula Rahi Hai" Kishore Kumar
4 "Duniya Jab Jalti Hai" Lata Mangeshkar
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