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Play Boy (1976)

  • GenreRomance
  • FormatColour
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time137 mins
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Shooting LocationGemini

Roopesh, son of a multimillionaire, planter in the Nilgiris, is a Play Boy, squandering away his father's wealth on wine, woman and gambling in far off Malaysia and Singapore. As his interests shift from woman to women and roulette table to roulette table, sinister eyes are watching him. For they know of his riches, to obtain which they plan a fake murder on him and threaten to blackmail.

In the meantime, news is received that parents of Roopesh died in a plane crash. He rushes back home. According to his father's will, he can inherit property only if he marries an Indian girl and settles down. He settles for a marriage of convenience with his estate manager's daughter, Geeta. Sinister eyes which are still watching him want Roopesh back in Singapore immediately, otherwise his life would be in danger.

At Singapore, the swindlers lay trap in the form of wine and woman to which Roopesh easily succumbs. Back home, Geeta is worried and sends her friend Shital to Singapore to keep an eye on her husband. Shital contacts Roopesh and playing on his weaknesses, makes him fall for and agree to marry her. On the night of his marriage, gangsters kidnap Roopesh and take him to their secret hideout. Shital manages to contact the gang leaders. She offers to hand over the keys of the safe vaults where Rupesh has kept jewellery and precious stones worth billions to the gang leader if he is able to obtain signature of Roopesh on a legal deed making over his entire property. The gang leader agrees to take her to Roopesh in the gang's hideout. Roopesh refuses to sign the paper inspite of torture.

Does he sign the documents? Does he come to India? Does he join his wife?

(From the official press booklet)