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Upkar (उपकार) is a 1967 Indian Hindi film directed by Manoj Kumar. Manoj Kumar started his Mr Bharat persona and his brand of patriotism & fearless courage with this film.


Manoj Kumar played a village man, who sacrifices everything to get his brother educated. His brother (Prem Chopra) goes abroad and comes back a selfish man wanting his share of the property. But when war of 1965 between India and Pakistan break out Bharat is off to war while his selfish brother with help of his greedy uncle and some partners try to gain profit by selling drugs and start blackmarketering in the market. in the end Bharat returns as a war hero defeating the demon designs of the enemy and his brother repents as he is caught by the police (by the brother in law of Bharat) after which he vows to be a good & hardworking brother hust like his indo-pak war veteran brother Bharat.

Also stars Asha Parekh as a doctor promoting family planning, Kamini Kaushal and Pran in his first positive character role. The film won the top spot at the box office in 1967 and won several major awards.

Many years later, Manoj Kumar said that one of the most beautiful screen images that stuck in his mind was a "half-lit Asha Parekh" in this film.


Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri praised his earlier film Shaheed and enthused Manoj Kumar to make a film on the Jai Jawaan Jai Kissan...
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