Apna Desh

Apna Desh

Directed by Jambu
Produced by T. Govindarajan
Starring Rajesh Khanna
Om Prakash
Music by
Cinematography Pushpal Dutta
W.R. Subba Rao
Edited by C.P Jambulingam
Release dates
26 May 1972
Country India
Language Hindi

Apna Desh (Our Country) is a 1972 Hindi movie. Produced by T.Govindarajan and A. V. Subramaniam and directed by Jambu. The film stars Rajesh Khanna, Mumtaz, Om Prakash, Jagdeep, Mukkamala, Madan Puri and the credited Roja Ramani, who plays Rajesh Khanna's niece Sharda. The films music is by R. D. Burman.

The film is a remake of 1969 Telugu hit movie Kathanayakudu (The hero) starring N.T.Ramarao and Jayalalithaa in lead roles which was remade into Tamil as Nam Naadu (Our Country) starring M.G.R and Jayalalithaa in the lead roles.[1] and was also the inspiration for 2nd half of 1991 Kannada movie Bharjari Gandu. Actress Sridevi has enacted in a role as child nephew of lead protagonist Khanna. The child chorus for the song Rona Kanhi Nahi Rona was done by Sandhya Pandit and Vijeyta Pandit, who are elder sisters of music directors Jatin-Lalit.[2]


Akash is an honest and educated young man, employed by the Bombay Municipal Corporation as a clerk. He lives with his equally honest brother, his sister-in-law, a niece, Sharda, and a nephew. Due to Akash's honesty he becomes a liability to his corrupt superiors. One day they find fault with his work, and dismiss him. When Akash attempts to assert himself legally, he finds that there is corruption everywhere. In retaliation, even his brother is implicated in a crime, and arrested. Now Akash must come up with a way to clear his brother, as well as expose the wrong-doers.


# Title Singer(s)
1 "Duniya Mein Logon Ko" R D Burman, Asha Bhosle
2 "Kajra Lagake Gajra Sajake" Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar
3 "Ro Na Kabhi Nahin Rona" Kishore Kumar, Vijeyta Pandit, Sandhya Pandit
4 "Sun Champa Sun Tara" Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar
5 "Aaja O Mere Raja" Asha Bhosle
6 "E Babu Lelo Na Narial" Lata Mangeshkar


  1. Mullapudi, Venkata Ramana (July 2013). Inkothi kommacchi (in Telugu) (6 ed.). Hyderabad: Varaprasad Reddy. pp. 29, 30.
  2. http%3A%2F%2Fwww.idiva.com%2Fnews-entertainment%2Fvijeta-pandit-life-has-become-one-big-tragedy%2F23601&usg=AFQjCNGL0dx275KEXsedQ-LvC9q0IGaXpA

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