The operation was spearheaded by the gallant and legendary famous brothers-Wing Commander Rajan Kapoor and Major Ram Kapoor. While Rajan almost lost his life during the reconnaissance flights over the enemy territory, he gave vital information to headquarters before his plane was shot down by the enemy. Ram headed the commando group whose party had to play continuous hide and seek with the Japanese army and death.
Entwined with this chilling adventure-torn drama is the personal love drama of both the brothers. The elder Rajan Kapoor believed in the immortality of love and was in true love with Dr. Usha Chowdhary working in a military hospital at an advance base. The younger Ram Kapoor never believed either in immortality or even sanctity of love. He never meant a word when he talked love to his numerous girlfriends. One amongst them was a tribal Princess Toshi who not only was truly in love with him but also innocently and sincerely believed every word of this pseudo-romantic “Casanova”.
Presumed to be dead. Rajan was in reality a prisoner in the cruel hands of the enemy. While Rajan was not refusing to break down under the vicious physical tortures of the enemy, he was brave enough even to try a coup at a one time. Though he had to pay dearly for all is brave acts, his undaunted spirit could never be crushed and even the Japanese threat to abduct his love Dr. Usha could not cow him down.
In the meantime Ram and his dedicated band was crossing dangerous swamps and climbing perilous rocky cliffs to reach the enemy hideout. Unlimitedly they reached there alive and while disguised as tribal laborers serving the Japanese to construct the air field both the brothers have an emotionally moving reunion under the lashing whips of the Japanese guard. The news of Rajan being alive thrilled everybody at the allied base but the most profound effect was on Usha – whose blind faith in the immortality of love had kept DEAD Rajan alive.
It was here, in the midst of a spine-chilling drama of adventure, danger, death and sabotage that the drama of the personal lives of Rajan, Ram and the tribal Princess Toshi had its emotional explosion. Here Ram comes to know what love binds Rajan and Usha and realizes the depth of the true love of the tribal princes. But-it is too late. While Rajan is locked in a death dance in mid-air for the success of the mission, on the ground Ram is paying the prince of supreme sacrifice for Love with Love and Life with Life.
‘LALKAR’ is a story of these gallant and magnificent soldiers, who risked their lives and loves for the sake of duty, and a story of these brave and faithful girls for whom there was no other duty to risk their everything for the sake of their love.
‘LALKAR’ comes to the screen straight from the pages of a stirring novel by no other than Ramanand Sagar.
Audience and Press:
- Winner of Andhra Pradesh film journalist association award for best patriotic film
- All India Film Goers Association Award
- Best supporting actress
- Best cinematographer
“Super spectacular and spine chilling dare devil adventure”
"A collosal film with the biggest star cast ever assembled"
"Lavishly mounted".... mass entertainer with showmanship”
“…….Its every directorial angle and mood has the cut of a diamond reflecting the marker's own stylistic and artistic depth……"
"He can talk like a scholar, write like an author of several classic works and make films that would make critics and connoisseurs sit up and think"
"A man who stops at nothing, till he could get the authentic best,"
- NATIONAL HERALD- Calcutta
"As a writer, Ramanand Sagar certainly has his hand on the public pulse."
- ILLUSTRATED WEEKLY OF India
"His is one of the most talented units in Hindi Cinema"