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  • 1976
  • 6.4  (214)

Charas is an Indian crime thriller film from 1976, directed by Ramanand Sagar and starring Dharmendra, Hema Malini, and Ajit Khan. The story of the film follows Dharamdas (Dharmendra), a simple and honest farmer who comes to the city looking for a job. He meets a man named Bhola (Ajit Khan), who offers him a job as a truck driver. Dharamdas soon finds out that he is transporting illegal goods, and he decides to leave the job. However, he is framed for a murder he didn't commit, and he is forced to go on the run.

During his escape, he meets Champa (Hema Malini), a beautiful young woman who was also wrongfully accused of a crime. The two of them team up and try to find evidence to clear their names. Along the way, they encounter various obstacles and dangerous characters, including the ruthless smuggler Sir John (Danny Denzongpa) and his henchmen.

The film is known for its gripping plot, intense action sequences, and memorable performances by the lead actors. Dharmendra, who was one of the biggest stars of Indian cinema at the time, delivers a powerful performance as the innocent man who is forced to fight for his freedom. Hema Malini, who was also a popular actress, brings charm and grace to her role as Champa. Ajit Khan, who was known for playing villainous roles, is convincing as the truck driver who lures Dharamdas into a life of crime.

The film also features some memorable songs, including "Kaala Patthar" and "Mere Maula". The music was composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal, while the lyrics were penned by Anand Bakshi.

Overall, Charas is a classic Bollywood film that combines action, suspense, and romance, and showcases some of the finest talents of Indian cinema in the 1970s.

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