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Aap Ki Parchhaiyan (1964)

  • Release Date1964
  • GenreDrama, Romance, Family
  • FormatB-W
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time128 mins
  • Length3932.36 meters
  • Number of Reels15 reels
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate NumberU-41038-MUM
  • Certificate Date19/03/1964
  • Shooting LocationMohan Studios

This is the story of MAN and WOMAN his faithful shadow...... and where the substance shall go so surely the shadow must follow.

Rekha, daughter of a millionaire, married Baldev, Lala Dinanath's elder son. Lala Dinanath earned a mere pittance of Rs. 150-00 per month and had mortgaged his house to pay for Baldev's medical education. Although Rekha was sincere in fitting herself with the changed circumstances, her husband suffered from a terrible inferiority complex due to their poverty. This complex soon created a barrier within the family, and Rekha, too, was gradually influenced by her husband's ways. The rift was complete. Baldev and Rekha left to live separately. 

Channi, Lala Dinanth's second son, loved his parents dearly. He was also very much in love with Asha, Vilayati Ram's beautiful daughter, but could not think of marriage under their financial circumstances. Lala Dinanath had been unable to repay the loan on the house which was to be auctioned, and though Baldev was not earning well from his medical practice he would not come to his father's aid to save the house. The house was lost, and to add to their misery, the old man struck blind to be completely at the mercy of Baldev and Rekha.

Channi decided to go to Calcutta to seek his fortune. He was successful to get a good job, and returned home to take his parents along with him to Calcutta. But the old couple, grief stricken at the sequence of event, were not to be found. They had left Baldev and virtually disappeared, and all the Channi's desperate efforts to find them was to no avail.

.......But could he be finally find them? ....would Baldev and Rekha realise the folly of their evil ways? ....would the young lovers, Channi and Asha, be united in happy matrimony?

The story of our film holds all the answers, and sweeps across the screen with the gigantic impact of an unbridled emotional storm as the characters are torn into a whirlpool of human feelings and sublime love.

(From the official press booklet)