GenreDrama, Family Release dateApril 14, 1970 (India) CountryIndia
Release date1970 WriterMohanbali (screenplay), Mohanbali (story), Sarshar Sailani (dialogue) Music directorLaxmikantâ€“Pyarelal, Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar, Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma ScreenplaySarshar Sailani, Mohanbali CastMumtaz (Mary), Jeetendra (Ram), Nutan (Maya), Ashok Kumar (William), Nirupa Roy (Polly) Similar moviesAshok Kumar appears in Maa Aur Mamta and Mamta
Koi na jaane nutan maa aur mamta
Maa Aur Mamta (English: Mother & Affection) is a 1970 Bollywood, drama film, produced by Baldev Pushkarna, M.M.Malhotra on Suchitra Kala Mandir banner and directed by Asit Sen. Starring Jeetendra, Mumtaz, Ashok Kumar, Nutan in the lead roles and music composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal.
Maya (Nutan), a poor girl, is the daughter of a "chaprasi" named Gopal (Shivraj) who works for a kind-hearted Catholic priest Father Henry (Rehman). One night, while her father is dying, there is a knock on the door. Maya opens it, only to find Father Henry rushing in with a babe in arms. He gives the child in Mayas care and begs her to guard the child until he returns to claim it. Maya's father dies. Father Henry disappeared, and Maya is left literally "holding the baby." The local panchayat, believing the worst, drives her away. Coming to Bombay, Maya and the child, whom she has named Ram, find shelter in the home of a good-hearted taxi-driver named Cassim (Jayant). Years pass, and Ram (Jeetendra) grows up into a fine and handsome young man, a college-going student. In the course of time Cassam gives up taxi-driving to become a chauffeur in the employment of Mr. Williams (Ashok Kumar), a wealthy Catholic businessman. Cassim learns that Mrs. Williams (Nirupa Roy) is suffering from nervous breakdown because she had a son who was spirited away when he was just born, and that child was not found again. Taking pity on Mrs.Williams, condition, Cassim suggests to Maya to take up a job in the Williams household as a nurse to the lady. Here Maya finds that the Williams have got an adopted son Victor (Roopesh Kumar). This boy is actually the son of Mr. Williams brother Mr. Peter (Karan Dewan) and Mrs. Peter (Shabnam). Bothe Ram and Victor study in the same College and both of them are claimants for the affections of Mary (Mumtaz) a rich only daughter. Because Mary loves Ram and not Victor, the latter is always tanning Ram about his unknown parentage. He says, "Your mother is a Hindu and your grandfather a Muslim but where is your father?". Events take a dramatic turn when Maya learns the whole story of the disappearance of the Williams real child. She fears that Ram may be snatched away from her at any moment. Rams love, however, is steady as a rock. Even Mary's love cannot make him turn away from his mother Maya. Mary's father wants Ram to get converted before marrying Mary, but Ram refuses, saying "My religion is my mother. I cannot change either." Finally, both Mr. and Mrs. Williams learn the truth. And then fate makes everybody's footsteps converge towards the home of the poor but good-hearted Muslim taxi-driver, where a great drama of emotional turmoil and drama reaches its consummation.