From the pages of the history of World War II comes this unforgettable story of a handful of dare devil heroes on one of the most dangerous missions on the Burma front. The Japanese had almost completed a secret airfield hidden inside the treacherous mountain ranges on the Burma - India border. This was a very big menace to India as this would open the gates for the occupation of this great country. A handful of Indian Jawans and officers of the British army were chosen to take up the challenge for this excitingly dangerous mission and sent behind the enemy lines to sabotage and destroy the enemy’s secret airfields. The operation was spearheaded by the gallant and legendary famous brothers’ wing commander Rajen Kapoor and Major Ram Kapoor.
While Rajen almost lost his life during the reconnaissance flights over the enemy territory, he gave vital information to head quarters 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 Rajen 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 girl friends. One amongst them was a tribal Princess Toshi who not only was in true love with him but also innocently and sincerely believed every word of this pseudo romantic Casanova.
Presumed to be dead, Rajen was in reality a prisoner in the cruel hands of the enemy. While Rajen was refusing to break down under the vicious physical tortures of the enemy, he was brave enough even to try a coup at 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 had an emotionally moving reunion under the lashing whips of the Japanese guard.
The news of Rajen 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 Rajen alive.
It was here, in the midst of a spine-chilling drama of adventure, danger, death and sabotage that the drama of the personal life of Rajen, Ram and the tribal Princess Toshi had its emotional explosion. Here Ram comes to know what love hinds between Rajen and Usha and realizes the depth of the true love of the tribal princes. But it is too late. While Rajen 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 love for the sake of duty and a story of these brave and faithful girls for whom there was no other duty to risk everything for the sake of their love. ‘Lalkar’ comes to the screen straight from the pages of a stirring novel by none other than Ramanand Sagar.
Rajendra Kumar, Dharmendra and Mala Sinha
Winner of Andhra Pradesh Film Journalist Association Award –
Best Patriotic Film
All India Film goers Association Award –
Best Supporting Actress