Director J. Om Prakash
Running time 2h 25m
Genre Drama, Family, Musical
|Release date 1977|
Music director Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar, Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma
Awards Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress
Cast Jeetendra (Anil Mehra), Reena Roy (Kamini Agarwal), Sulakshana Pandit (Radhika Sharma), Sanjeev Kumar (Rajan Rashpal Singh), Aruna Irani (Gangubai)
Similar movies Jeetendra and Reena Roy appear in Apnapan and Arpan
Apnapan is a 1977 Indian Bollywood drama film produced & directed by J. Om Prakash on FILMYUG Pvt Ltd banner. Starring Reena Roy, Sanjeev Kumar, Jeetendra, Sulakshana Pandit in lead roles and music composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal. The film recorded as Hit at box office. Reena Roy played selfish gold-digger that abandons her husband and child, won her numerous accolades and a filmfare award for best supporting actress. However, she rejected the award on the basis that she is the heroine of the film, not the supporting actress. This is precursor to the type of role Meryl Streep played two years later in "kramer vs Kramer". This film is remade in Telugu as Illalu (1981) starring Shoban Babu, Sridevi, Jayasudha in pivotal roles.
Kamini (Reena Roy) abandons Anil Mehra (Jeetendra) and their baby son Prakash for her own selfish reasons. A few years later, Anil falls in love with Radhika (Sulakshana Pandit) and marries her. Radhika treats Prakash as her own son, who is now a six-year-old. Radhika meets Kamini in a store and they become friends, not knowing about each other histories. Soon, Kamini realizes that Radhika is Anil's second wife and her own son's stepmother. She longs to be with Prakash and be a mother to him again. When he has an accident, she donates her own blood to save him and in the process, leaves behind her selfish nature. In the end, Anil doesn't give her the second chance to be a mother to Prakash. Heartbroken, she says goodbye to her son as he leaves with Anil and Radhika.
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