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Afsana (1966)

  • Release Date01/06/1966
  • GenreDrama, Romance
  • FormatColour
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time134 mins
  • Length4260.19 meter
  • Number of Reels16 reels
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate NumberU-49185-MUM
  • Certificate Date12-01-1967
  • Shooting LocationRoop Tara Studios, Ranjit Studios, Filmistan, Kamal Studios

Three different characters met in a Jungle. Shekhar who is staying there to avoid civilisation as he hates society after betrayed by his wife who ran away and died in a motor accident. Gopal who breaks away from a prison van and makes the jungle his hideaway and Renu, the proud girl who ran away from a forced marriage planned by her stepmother. Naturally when this three divergent characters meet then is high voltage drama. Renu manages to win over Shekhar after breaking his peculiar women hating complex with the help of Gopal. Shekhar impressed by her devotion and self-sacrificing love proposes and in a glamorous night they got married. On the suhag-raat there comes a knock at the door. Shekhar opens it and shocked to see his first wife who was supposed to be dead. She appears not to ask forgiveness and regain her husband back but to blackmail him for money. Panicky Shekhar once and twice pays her according to her demand. But Kamini, that black spot of womanhood is never satisfied. She plans with her lover to kill Shekhar and after his death claim all his property as his legal first wife. The deadly plan misfires. Kamini dies instead of Shekhar and police arrests Shekhar as her murderer.

Now what will happen? Shekhar will go to gallows? Misundersood heroine Renu will realise that Shekhar is innocent? Gopal that guardian angel of their lives, will sit idle? See the high powered climax that solves all these questions "AFSANA" is story of three lives-their tears and their cheers.

(From the official press booklet)