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Akeli Mat Jaiyo (1963)

  • Release Date1963
  • GenreRomance
  • FormatB-W
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time133 min
  • Length4159.28 meters
  • Number of Reels14
  • Gauge35mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate Number39236
  • Certificate Date04/09/1963
  • Shooting LocationKamal Studios, Ranjit Studios

Seema is staying in a working Girls’ Hostel-she is very conservatively brought up by her father, who manufactures dolls, which Seema sells in the market. She never goes out in the evening, either for dinner or dance like other girls because she has no boyfriend. Girls make jokes about her and Seema’s friend Shobha is very angry about the whole affair.

One day, Shobha persuades Seema to inform other girls that she is going for dinner with her fiancée, at Astoria Hotel and she tells them them that her fiancée is a Colonel in the army. Girls are surprised and shocked and they decide to go to Astoria Hotel and see the colonel.

Seema is forced to go to Astoria Hotel. She had no boyfriend, no fiancée. However, she spots a young handsome military man. She approaches him, tells her story and requests him to act as her fiancée for the time being.

This starts a romance between the two, though Seema wanted to end it there and then. The Colonel, whose name is Rajinder, says: “I am here for three days only and please continue to see and dine with me and that will also convince your girlfriends.”

They fall in love with each other.

One night, a photographer takes their picture together and next morning it is published in papers with a caption, “Prince and his Bride-to-be”. Girls show the picture to Seema. She quarrels with the Prince and bangs the phone. Same picture is seen by the king and queen, father and mother of the Prince who is gone for shikar, in the camp. Prince’s A.D.C. shows the photo picture to the real prince. He is surprised. He sees the similarity of faces and rushes to Delhi to find out who is the man-rather the IMPOSTER.

Girls show the picture to Seema’s father, who has come to visit her. Seema is forced to admit that she is engaged to Prince, who intends to marry her.

Meanwhile, the two crooks, who had installed Rajinder as the Prince, come to the hotel and threaten him to co-operate in getting delivery of the necklace from the jeweler, otherwise his mother, who was kidnapped by them, will be killed.

Could Rajinder save the life of his mother?

Who was the Real Prince?

Did Seema marry a pauper or a Prince?

See it on the silver screen in AKELI MAT JAIYO.

[From the official press booklet]