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Abhilasha (1968)

  • Release Date1968
  • GenreRomance
  • FormatColour
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time141 minutes
  • Length4328.77 meters
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate NumberU-55068-MUM
  • Certificate Date23/09/1968
  • Shooting LocationRajkamal Kalamandir P. Ltd, Filmistan Ltd, Roop Tara Studios

Every woman has a longing to be a mother. Meena (Meena Kumari), wife of Brigadier Ranjit Singh (Rehman) was blessed with a child, but the cruel hands of fat snatched the child from her. Poor Meena lost all her happiness.

In the meantime, D'Souza (Butler of Brig. Ranjit Singh) was blessed with a son, but the destiny chose its own course. The mother died and poor D'Souza (Harinder Nath Chattopadhyay) was helpless. The child needed a mother and Meena wanted a child. Ranjit Singh adopted the child and took a promise from D'Souza that this fact would remain a secret between them. After some time, Meena was blessed with a son of her own. Both the kids - Arun (Sanjay) an Ajay (Kashinath) were brought up with all the love and care without any discrimination. After finishing their education, Arun became an Army Officer and Ajay a Doctor.

Rai Bahadur Daulat Ram (Murad), an old friend of Ranjit Singh (now Major General), had a daughter named Ritu (Nanda). She started loving Arun and he also loved her. Ajay had no knowledge of their love. The fact was revealed to him when he saw them close together.

Rai Bahadur Daulat Ram staunchly believed in blood and heritage. He proposed to Singh the marriage of Ritu and Arun. Maj. Gen. Singh was very much perturbed because Rai Bahadur Daulat Ram had no knowledge of the secret of the family.

What happened when the secret revealed?

Did Ritu marry Arun?...

What Ajay did?...

Please see on the screen.

(From the official press booklet)