Ajit and Rajoo become orphans. Ajit, as the older brother takes care of his younger sister, at great personal sacrifice. When he tries to save his sister from sexual assault, death occurs. Is Ajit responsible? He emerges as Vinod from jail. In English the loose translation of the title would be "a silken thread" a compact translation would be a "silken skein". Ajit, and his little sister are separated by powers that neither he or she understand. Resham ki dori - is the thread that brings them back together. This is a story of three generations of arrogance of wealth. It is also a story of great wealth, dishonest managers, anger, arrogance in semi- feudal India. In a social context, it is a story of the death of the textile industry in Parel, Lower Parel in Bombay. It is a story of the exploitation of labour. Some scenes of labour poverty is gut wrenching. It is a vision of a person who could reverse the process of attrition in the textile industry, if only till the textile mill was set on fire for insurance. It is a great movie to watch, if you are looking out for the social context. Dialogues are predictable, mostly studio shot, editing is a bit loose but overall, a slightly differently managed film than the usual movies of the time. 1980's. Excellent storyline, and some superb acting.
Saira Banu as Anupama
Dharmendra as Ajit Singh
Kumud Chugani as Rajjo
Sujeet Kumar as Dinesh
Ramesh Deo as Police Inspector Ranbir
Rajendernath as Banke Biharilal
Rajan Haksar as Mastan
Jayshree T. as Dancer in song "Sona Hai Chandi Hai"
Sajjan as Vishal
Meena T. as Sheela
Master Bhagwan as Bhagwan Das
D. K. Sapru as Anupama's Grandfather
Shivraj as Bade Babu
Janki Das as Baby's Guardian
Keshav Rana as Jailer
Sachin as Young Ajit
Baby Chintu as Young Rajjo
Leela Mishra as Bade Babu's Wife (uncredited)
Murad as The Judge (uncredited)
H. L. Pardesi as Inmate #95 (uncredited)
Chand Usmani as Shanti (uncredited)
Music composed by Shankar-Jaikishan and lyrics by Indiwar, Gopaldas Neeraj & Hasrat Jaipuri.
This film was to star Rajesh Khanna and Saira Banu in the lead but Khanna had date issues so asked director to take some one else.Then director replaced Khanna with Dharmendra.
Awards and nominations
Nomination Filmfare Award for Best Actor - Dharmendra as Ajit Singh
Nomination Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress - Jayshree T.
Nomination Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist - Indiwar for the song "Behna Ne Bhai Ki Kalai Se Pyar Bandha Hai"
Nomination Filmfare Award for Best Music Director - Shankar-Jaikishan
Nomination Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer - Suman Kalyanpur for the song "Behna Ne Bhai Ki Kalai Se Pyar Bandha Hai"