Yaadon Ki Baaraat

Yaadon Ki Baaraat, India, 16 November 1973

The film uses the familiar Bollywood theme of siblings separated by fate. Gangland killers assassinate an honest man who defied them, killing his wife as well. The couple's three sons flee the massacre and lose contact with each other. They grow up in entirely different circumstances and are re-united only when one of the sons, sings the song that their mother taught them at their father's birthday at the hotel.

Shankar (Dharmendra), Vijay (Vijay Arora), and Ratan (Tariq Khan) are three brothers. On their father's birthday, their mother taught them a song titled Yaadon Ki Baaraat which they held dearly to their hearts. As fate may have it, one day, the boys' father witnessed a robbery by Shakaal and his henchmen. To protect their identity, Shakaal decided to kill the boys' father before he could go to the police. So one night, he and his men storm into the boys' father's room and kill both their mother and father. Shankar and Vijay witness the act and flee. They make their way to a passing train, where Shankar is separated from Vijay.

Several years pass by and the boys have grown up. Shankar is haunted by the memory of his parents' murder and is now joined by his friend Usman on a crime spree around the city. Vijay was adopted by a fairly wealthy man who is the groundskeeper to the love of his life, Sunita (Zeenat Aman) and Ratan, was raised by the boys' maid, and changed his name to Monto. With his new identity, Monto started a band and does gigs at hotels for a living and is also in love with a co-singer (Neetu Singh).

The brothers meet several times, yet do not recognize each other. however, when they finally do, they cannot contact each other. Shankar will be caught by his boss, who is the real murderer of his parents. As the movie progresses, Shankar finds out and kills the villain.

  • Genre: Thriller
  • Runtime: 168 Minutes
  • Director: Nazir Hussain

Story

Yaadon Ki Baaraat (Hindi: यादों की बारात; Urdu: یادوں کی بارات‎; Procession of Memories) is a 1973 Bollywood drama film directed by Nasir Hussain. It starred Dharmendra, Zeenat Aman, Ajit Khan, Vijay Arora, Tariq Khan, and Neetu Singh. The film became a box office hit. It is still remembered fondly for its soundtrack composed by music director R.D. Burman.

The track, "Chura Liya Hai" sung by Asha Bhosle and Mohammed Rafi, is particularly well-known. It was later remade in Tamil as Naalai Namadhe, in Telugu as Annadammula Anubandham and in Malayalam as Himam.