Shankar (Sunil Dutt) is an educated young man who is employed in the construction business by Ratanlal (Anwar Hussain). Shankar is also the union leader, and would like Ratanlal to enforce measures for workers' safety. Before he could ensure this, Shankar is accidentally killed in a work-related accident, leaving behind his wife, Parvati (Raakhee) and young son, Rakesh (Sanjay Dutt). Rakesh is in trauma because of an incident, and this trauma is repeated in his mind every time his mother comes near him. Parvati is instructed to keep away from Rakesh, and Rakesh is adopted by Robert (Amjad Khan) and his wife, Kathy (Aruna Irani) and they rename him Rocky.
Years later Rocky has grown up without knowing who his birth mother is. Rocky's lifestyle is carefree, until he falls in love with Renuka (Tina Munim). It is then that he learns that he is really Rakesh, and that his mother is still alive, and his father did not die accidentally, but was murdered. Rocky sets out to avenge his father's death. He gets help from a rape victim (Reena Roy). But he doesn't know that his days, along with those of his near and dear ones, may also be numbered.
- Genre: Action
- Runtime: 148 Minutes
Rocky is a 1981 Bollywood film produced and directed by Sunil Dutt who also has a cameo role. The film marks the debut of Sunil Dutt's son Sanjay Dutt and stars Reena Roy, Tina Munim, Amjad Khan, Raakhee, and Shakti Kapoor. Aruna Irani received a Filmfare Nomination for Best Supporting Actress, the only nomination for the film.
Shammi Kapoor plays himself, where he gets to judge dancers to the famous song "Aa Dekhe Zara," where Sanjay Dutt and Reena Roy as a pair compete against Shakti Kapoor and Tina Munim. The film was released only a four days after the death of Sunil's wife and Sanjay's mother, Nargis. The film became a "semi-hit" at the box office and the ninth highest grossing film of 1981.