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Aanchal (1980)

  • Release Date18/09/1980
  • GenreAction, Comedy, Drama
  • FormatCelluloid
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time138 mins
  • Length4140.42 meters
  • Number of Reels16 reels
  • Gauge35mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate Number94930
  • Certificate Date18/09/1980
  • Shooting LocationRajkamal Studios, Mehboob Studios, Essel Outdoors and Chandravali

AANCHAL is a story of an Indian woman who was as pure as Sita, but as Sita she had to pass through 'Agni-Pariksha' when vested interest tried to tarnish her image. But can evil ever win over goodness? Never!

Kishan was living happily with his goddess like wife Shanti and child like step younger brother Shambu. Being childless Shanti bestowed all her motherly affection on Shambu. Shambu was rough in behaviour but in reality he was innocent at heart. In the village there was a devil of a character named Jagan. He owed a lot of money to Kishan and even his house was mortgaged to Kishan. He was also rejected suitor of Shanti before her marriage to Kishan. To avenge his frustration Jagan first tried to spoil Shambu and one day made him drink liquor and coaxed him to steal the mortgage deed from his house safe but was foiled by Shanti's alertness failing which Jagan started to poison Kishan's mind by suggesting him that Shambu and Shanti are illicit relation.

Kishan misunderstands his brother and wife and this shatters the peace of the Kishan Household. The situation becomes so worse that Kishan decides to divorce Shanti and marry Jagan's cousin sister Tulsi who is in love with Shambu.

Now will the villain's game be successful?

Will Shanti pass her 'Agni-Pariksha', will Kishan's family be ruined?

See the high voltage drama on the silver screen.

See how truth can never be destroyed. Truth is God and God is just and justice sometimes may be delayed but never denied.  

(From the official press booklet)