Pritam Roywrote on Sep 22 2011 10:45AM
Hanste Zakhm (1973) is produced and directed by Chetan Anand with music by Madan Mohan, and lyrics by Kaifi Azmi. The film stars Navin Nischol, Priya Rajvansh, Balraj Sahni, and Nadira in lead roles. The film revolves around Chanda (Priya Rajvansh), Somesh (Navin Nischol) and Mahendru (Balraj Sahni). The movie begins many years in the past to set the context for the present, with Mahendru (Balraj Sahni), a widowed police officer, who lives with his young daughter, Chanda. Chanda's best friend is Rekha (Anju Mahendru), the daughter of a prostitute. Rekha stays over at Chanda's house, when Rekha's mother accidentally kills someone in an effort to stop her pimp (Jeevan) from carrying off Rekha into prostitution as well. She is sent to prison, and begs Mahendru not to reveal to Rekha anything about her life as a working girl. Mahendru promises to protect and raise the child as his "own".