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Raeeszada (1976)

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MERIT THRIVES IN A GARRET BUT ROTS IN A PALACE ! 

RAEESZADA    is the story of Seth Shiv Narain who foregoes all Moral Compunction and Social Responsibility at the altar of his Ego and Insatiable Ambition. 

RAEESZADA     is the story of RAJESH a young man, born with a silver spoon in his mouth but, feeling suffocated with the atmosphere around him, defies his father and leaves his palatial abode to find solace and peace with the poor.

RAEESZADA     is the story of JULIE, an orphan catholic girl who stoops to bootlegging to keep her body and soul pure.

RAEESZADA     is the story of JITESH the illegitimate son of the Seth whose mother was ditched by the Seth to marry a rich spouse. To avenge the treachery of the Seth he starts writing paper under the pseudonym of QALANDAR to expose the nefarious activities of the Seth. 

RAEESZADA     is the story of the poor slum-dwellers, who, though poor in cash, are rich at heart, 

How all these characters are intertwined to create a heart-warming suspenseful tale is what you will see on the Silver Screen in RAEESZADA.

(From the official press booklet)