Shaandaar is a 1974 Indian Hindi-language drama film directed by Krishnan–Panju. The film stars Sanjeev Kumar, Sharmila Tagore and Vinod Mehra. A remake of the 1971 Kannada film Kasturi Nivasa, it focuses on Rajan, who incurs losses as Chander, a man who he helped, prospers. The film was released on 22 September 1974.
Rajan, the owner of a matchbox factory called "Dove", lives in a huge house named Laxmi Bhavan. (Thus, he has a pet Dove) Rajan is a widower. Recognising that his honest employee Chander is in a similar position, he decides to help Chander financially. As Chander attends training in the U.S., Rajan suggests his secretary, Pratima, whom he has a crush on, to look after his daughter Rani. Rani starts to believing Pratima to be her mother which lead to Pratima and Chander to marry, making Rajan disheartened as he wanted to marry her.