- 2 hr 36 min
Khandaan is a Bollywood drama film released in 1979. The film was directed by Anil Ganguly and stars Jeetendra, Sulakshana Pandit, and Bindiya Goswami in leading roles. The story of the movie revolves around a family called the Khandaan's life, their struggles, and relationships. The patriarch of the family is Rai Bahadur Hariram, played by Shammi Kapoor, who is a wealthy businessman living in Mumbai with his two sons Ravi and Vijay, played by Jeetendra and Jagdeep respectively. Both the sons have different personalities, Ravi is kind-hearted and obedient, while Vijay is more of a rebel.
Ravi, the elder son, falls in love with a girl named Neela, played by Sulakshana Pandit. Neela comes from a lower-class family and is not accepted by Ravi's family. Ravi's younger brother, Vijay, is also interested in Neela, which leads to conflicts between the brothers. The family is divided between those who support Ravi and those who support Vijay.
Meanwhile, a businessman named Chhadha, played by Kader Khan, wants to acquire Rai Bahadur's land for his own personal gain. He instigates Vijay to rebel against his father, creating chaos and tension within the family.
The family's troubles deepen when Rai Bahadur's health begins to worsen. The brothers' rivalry threatens to tear the family apart, but ultimately, the family comes together to save Rai Bahadur's life.
The film has several memorable moments, including Jeetendra's romantic songs with Sulakshana Pandit and Bindiya Goswami. Sulakshana Pandit also delivers a powerful performance as a woman caught between two brothers.
The film's cinematography is impressive, showcasing Mumbai's scenic locations in the 1970s. The movie's soundtrack, composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal, includes some popular tracks like "Tere Chehre Se Nazar Nahin," "Tum Jo Mil Gaye Ho," and "Kuchh Baat Hai Tumhare Paas." The songs still remain popular among the audiences even today.
Overall, Khandaan is a well-made family drama that deals with family relations, conflicts, and traditional values. It has suspense, romance, drama, and emotions, making it an entertaining and must-watch movie. The film's memorable cast and soundtrack, combined with its compelling storyline, make it a classic Bollywood film that is still loved by audiences even today.