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Pooja lives with her doctor husband and a young son. Her son becomes seriously ill and does not respond to any medication, her husband wants him to be moved to a hospital for further treatment, but Pooja has heard of Sai Baba and wants her son to be treated there. Her son regains consciousness for a short while and demands that he be taken to Shirdi, the town of Sai Baba. So they travel there, and that is where they meet with an ardent devotee of Sai Baba who recounts the tale behind the Baba. A young boy who traveled with a marriage procession to Shirdi, he stayed there, grew up, looked after by the kind townspeople, who subsequently named him Sai Baba. He showed Ganpat Rao that he is one with Vithoba and Bhagwan Shri Kishan; he demonstrated to Som Dev that he is one with Bhagwan Shri Shiv; former jailbird Heera regained his eyesight with Sai's blessing; During all of these miracles, the Sai always went door to door begging for alms and food. The legend grew, people flocked all over ...

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    • Author: SadLendy
    If you are a devotee of Sai Baba, the movie is gripping. Even if you are not a devotee and just watching the movie, the storyline is gripping, and music is catchy. Acting is good and there are no dull moments in the movie. Considering that the movie was made in 1970s, the special effects are alright. The story remains true to the official Satcharit of Sai Baba, tough the producer has taken some creative liberty here and there. The songs are beautiful, and if you are a India-born baby-boomer like me, you would remember the songs from good old Vividh-Bharti and Ceylon Radio-stations days of sixties and seventies. All in All, it is an excellent movie.
  • Credited cast:
    Sudhir Dalvi Sudhir Dalvi - Sai Baba
    Manoj Kumar Manoj Kumar - Devotee
    Rajendra Kumar Rajendra Kumar - Doctor (Pooja's husband)
    Hema Malini Hema Malini - Pooja
    Shatrughan Sinha Shatrughan Sinha - Heera
    Raj Mehra Raj Mehra - Murthy
    Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
    Birbal Birbal - Kulkarni
    Usha Chavan Usha Chavan - Laxmi
    C.S. Dubey C.S. Dubey - Groom's dad
    Manmohan Krishna Manmohan Krishna - Ganpat Rao
    Dheeraj Kumar Dheeraj Kumar - Tatya (Baijamma's son)
    Prem Nath Prem Nath - Som Dev
    Paintal Paintal - Karim
    Madan Puri Madan Puri - Ranbir Singh
    Ratnamala Ratnamala - Baijamma
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