Haathi Mere Saathi DVD
Rajesh Khanna, Tanuja/English Subtitles
An innocent boy is attacked by a panther.Four elephants save his life.The leader of the savior party is a tusker named Ramoo. The boy is Raju, a rich mans son.The boy and the elephant grows up together.Raju the rich mans only soon becomes poor when all worldly belongings are snatched away by creditors.Raju is left with his elephant Ramoo.Raju is in love with a rich mans daughter, Tanu. Tanus father is against the relationship because Raju is poor.Poor Raju goes away disappointed, but Tanu takes up the matter with her father. He tells her a blatant lie that Raju went away to Bombay to marry another rich mans daughter for the dowry.This however does not poison Tanus feelings for Raju.
As luck would have it, one day Tanu notices Raju working on the roadside doing manual labor for a living.She accosts him at home, a tiff follows, and she eventually leaves her fathers home.She goes out in search for her lover Raju and finds him.Heart broken but not frustrated, the young lovers, aided by Ramoo, labor hard, and become rich once again.Now, when Raju proposes Tanus father accepts him as his son in law and performs their marriage with great éclat.All is well, and the couple with the protection and friendship if Ramoo, and the other elephants bask in the sun of happiness.
A child arrives in due course of time, and now comes the great dramatic moment in out story.The peak of animal love for man high lightened by Ramoo swinging the cradle the child of Tanu, protecting him, playing with him and keeping his company at all times, comes to a sad climax.One day, Tanu during a visit to a hospital witnesses the case of a mahouts child crushed by his pet elephant.Tanu is flabbergasted.Fear enters her mind as she imagines that one day Ramoo, Rajus pet elephant, who today plays with her child and protects him, might crush her child.Her thinking cannot contain this thought.
She gets more frightened at the thought.Thus Ramoo, the benefactor of her husband becomes the bane of her family life.Tanu is estranged with her Ramoo lover husband and the family is broken by Tanu leaving with her child.Where does she go? What is Rajus reaction? How did Ramoo the elephant takes the absence from home of the mother and the child with him he used to play? What is the ultimate fate of the family.Did Ramoos efforts to reunite the parted couple, and assure the safety of the child recoil on his own safety.What happens next...the silver screen unreveals one of the most exciting exposure of the animal physiology.