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Ajanabee (1974)

  • Release Date1974
  • GenreDrama, Romance
  • FormatColour
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time139 min
  • Length4018.02 meters
  • Gauge35mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate Number76001-Mumbai
  • Certificate Date18/09/1974
  • Shooting LocationNataraj Studios P. Ltd.

They met, they loved, for love is blind. Love recognises neither caste, creed nor station in life. It mattered little that Rohit was merely a struggling youngman, or that Rashmi was the beloved daughter of very rich parents. Only love mattered; a love supreme that towered over all other forces.

And so they became man and wife.

And soon were to discover that even supreme love has its severe limitations. Day by day, the more practical side of life took a firm grip over the newly weds, and Rohit found himself hopelessly unable to keep up with Rashmi's way of living whilst drawing a very meagre salary. To supplement the family income, Rashmi decided to seek a personal career as a model, and thereby gained instant fame and fortune. She was gratified and proud to be acclaimed as Beauty Queen, when she learnt that she would soon become a mother! This was a rude shock. She feared that motherhood would pave the way of doom for her fledging career. Rohit, at the other extreme, was overjoyed.

Thus were sown the seeds of tension.

And when Rashmi met with an accident to lose the child she was carrying, Rohit believed that it was deliberate! Their love had flown, on the wings of doubt. Disillusioned, disappointed - Rashmi returned to her father. Rohit secured the job of a Station Master at Dinapur.

Into Rohit's troubled existence there stepped Sonia. Bound for Bombay, she missed her train and found herself stranded at a lonely and deserted railway platform. She was carrying jewellery worth five lakhs of rupees, which Rohit locked in the station safe for security, and gave Sonia shelter in his quarters.

Little did Rohit dream of the consequences of his noble action, for all at once he found himself in the midst of new problems struck with blinding suddenness.

Here onwards, the story of AJANABEE gathers momentum, to rush towards the stirring climax to reveal who Sonia happens to be, what distressing problems she brings to Rohit, and the part Rashmi plays in our stunning drama.

(From the official press booklet)