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Orphaned at a young age, Neetu Singh lives a wealthy lifestyle in Raigadh in a palace which is presided over by her aunt, Rani Maa, and Neetu's paternal uncle, Rajan Singh. She travels and ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rajesh Khanna ... Raju Khan / Rajeshwar A. Singh / Johnny Fernandes
Neetu Singh ... Neetu
Prem Chopra ... Prem D. Singh
Aruna Irani ... Rani
Kamini Kaushal ... Mrs. Ajay Singh 'Rani Maa'
Manorama ... Nirmala
Anwar Hussain ... Thakur Dilip Singh
Krishan Dhawan Krishan Dhawan ... Diwanji
Manmohan Manmohan ... Prem's goon (as Man Mohan)
Rajan Haksar Rajan Haksar ... Thakur Rajan Singh
Lollypop Lollypop ... Chimpu (as Master Lollypop)
Viju Khote ... Prem's goon
Rajpal Rajpal
Narbada Shankar Narbada Shankar
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Orphaned at a young age, Neetu Singh lives a wealthy lifestyle in Raigadh in a palace which is presided over by her aunt, Rani Maa, and Neetu's paternal uncle, Rajan Singh. She travels and lives for a few years in Switzerland, then returns back to Bombay, India, and has a run-in with some slum-dwellers near Juhu. A few days later she is abducted by two men, who had initially claimed to be palace guards, and is rescued by a male named Raju Khan, a career thief and con-man, who was one of the slum dwellers in Juhu. She reaches Raigadh and shortly thereafter is shocked to find out that Raju is claiming to be the long-lost son of Rani Maa and her betrothed. Her disbelief turns to love when the Court Astrologer confirms that Raju indeed is the sole heir to Raigadh, and both of them fall in love with each other much to the displeasure of Prem Singh, the illegitimate son of Dilip Singh (brother of Rajan) who wants Neetu and Raigadh for himself. What Neetu does not know is that Prem has hired... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Nice entertainer
26 May 2014 | by sanjayppcSee all my reviews

Maha chor features Rajesh Khanna with Neetu singh for the first time. Neetu wanted to work with kaka & made a personal request to him. The film is a breezy entertainer with kaka playing dual roles.

Though the film is the usual lost & found formula, it entertains because of the screenplay & also it is ably directed by Narendar bedi.

The chemistry between rajesh & neetu is nice. Prem chopra is his usual villainy self. Songs by R.D Burman are good, not great.

Kaka enjoys playing the role of raju & is in his elements throughout. His comic timing is also excellent & his scenes with aruna irani are very good.

The film has all the ingredients of an entertainer.

It is a film which is a very good time pass.

It did well at the box office.

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1976 (India) See more »

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