By Divya Solgama(10 May 2008)
Sharaabi is a movie which raises the issue of alcoholism and the evil caused by it. Keshav (Dev Anand) is a drunkard. When his father dies he promises his mother that he will stop drinking. He starts working in a coal mine. He is in love with the daughter of a coal mine owner whose name is Kamala (Madhu Bala). One day when his mother is away he drinks some alcohol and he slowly takes to alcohol again. His mother now works in a coal mine, Keshav also takes up work there. One day in a state of intoxication he reaches his place of work. He is given the work of blasting the coal rocks. He sets the blast at the wrong time when lots of people are working in the mine. One of the casualties is his mother who loses her legs. Keshav is sent to jail.