Pyar Ki Kahani (English: The Story of Love) is a 1971 Bollywood drama film directed by Ravikant Nagaich. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Tanuja and Mala Sinha . According to an interview given by Amitabh bachchan at Koffee with Karan, this role was initially given to Jeetendra,
but because of the film industry's imposed limit of maximum of 6 films
to be done as a leading role by an actor, that he got this breakthrough.
Although well qualified, Ram Chand (Amitabh Bachchan)
is unable to obtain suitable employment, and works as a peon in an
organization. One day he meets with Ravi Chand, who is on the verge of
committing suicide, he counsels him against this, as well as permits him
to live with him. Ravi gets employed in the same office as Ram, albeit
as a Manager, and falls in love and marries a co-worker named Lata (Farida Jalal). Ram's parents would like him to get married too, and he goes to see them and meets his bride-to-be, Kusum Sharma (Tanuja).
Ram sends a photograph of Kusum for approval to Ravi and Lata, and is
disappointed to learn that Ravi does not approve of Kusum. When Ram
attempts to find out the reason behind his disapproval, Ravi gives very
elusive responses, and Ram takes it upon himself to find out why Ravi
disapproves of Kusum so much. It is then Ram will come to know of the
shocking truth behind the relationship between Kusum and Ravi, and about