Kismat

Kismat , India, 17 May 1968

The nation is struck by a series of bomb blasts spread across the country. The Commissioner of Police (Murad) is baffled as to who is behind these attacks. The Commissioner receives an anonymous call where the caller tells that he knows who the masterminds behind the blasts are and their associates. He also tells that he would like to help the Police. The informant then tells that he has stored the names and images of mastermind and their associates in a microdot. The informant here is the Mr. Gonz, owner of a store, 'Twist Musical & Photo Shop'. The main mastermind or the villain is Scorpion. He gets to know that the informant is about to give their organization's information to the police. Scorpion then sends his men or goons to recover the microdot.

As soon as the goons enter the shop and start to threaten the informant to give the microdot, the hero Vicky (Biswajeet) enters the store to get his guitar. The informant slips the microdot into Vicky's guitar and Vicky leaves from there. The goons come to know of this and start to follow Vicky. Vicky is a singer and guitar player at a local nightclub. He along with Nancy (Helen) entertain the crowds. After the night show, Vicky and Nancy head to Vicky's room. Here they encounter Mr. Gonz who is badly injured. Meanwhile, the goons follow Vicky to his room and kill Mr. Gonz. They try to take the guitar (his father's gift) containing the microdot from him, but Vicky escapes with the guitar. He is on the run and tries to convince the police that Mr.Gonz has been killed, but is unable to do so. He again encounters the goons. This time he escapes from them and boards a train. Here he meets Roma (Babita) who has also run away (from her home) due to the strict rules enforced by her rich and wealthy father.

During the train journey, Vicky and Roma become friendly. The goons follow Vicky and tries to attack them in the train. Vicky and Roma manage to escape from the train. They are in the middle of nowhere and start heading towards the nearest town. On their way to the town, they encounter Jani Bhai, an inventor, who gives them a ride to the town, with his customized car. Jani and Vicky become best of friends and Jani gets Vicky a job as a guitarist / singer in the hotel by portraying him as a very famous singer. Incidentally, Roma is staying in the same hotel. Vicky and Roma fall in love. Scorpion comes to know that Vicky is staying in the hotel through his henchmen, Julie, present as an employee in the hotel. Meanwhile, Nancy comes to this hotel and creates a misunderstanding between Vicky and Roma. Roma dumps Vicky and Nancy takes Vicky to her room. Nancy plots to kill Vicky but in the process, gets herself killed accidentally. While dying, she tells Vicky that Scorpion had sent her and she was compelled to kill because her parents were taken hostage. The rest of the film deals with who Scorpion is and whether Vicky and Roma get together.

  • Genre: Thriller
  • Runtime: 139 Minutes
  • Director: Manmohan Desai

Story

Kismat (English: Destiny/Fate) is a 1968 Indian Hindi film directed by Manmohan Desai, produced by Kamal Mehra and released under the banner of Pride of Asia Films. It stars Biswajeet, Babita, Helen and Kamal Mehra in prominent roles. Other notable actors in the film are Bhagwan Sinha, Murad, M. B. Shetty (father of Rohit Shetty), Hari Shivdasani, Hiralal, Indra Kumar, Jagdish Raj (as Jagdishraj), Polsan, Prem Kumar, Paul Sharma, Tun Tun and Ullhas.

It can be categorized under romantic family thriller film. It was shot in 14 reels, using 35mm film format in Eastman Color.

The film has been noted mainly for the soundtrack given by O.P.Nayyar, which included three songs that became very popular - Aao Huzoor Tum Ko, Kajra Mohabbat Wala and Aankhon Mein Qayamat. Biswajeet is one of the first heroes in Bollywood to be dressed as a woman on screen for the song Kajra Mohabbat Wala.

This film was the last collaboration between singer Shamshad Begum and music director O.P.Nayyar. They never worked together again. Shamshad Begum recorded the last song for O.P.Nayyar, Kajra Mohabbat Wala along with Asha Bhosle in this film.