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Amarsingh Rathaur (1957)

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Amarsingh Rathaur is a tale of Rajput Chivalry, a symbolic, popular legend of Rajasthan.

Amarsingh, while hunting in jungle, meets Chandravati, the brave and beautiful daughter of HadhaSardarJuzharsingh and fell in love with her. He asks her father HadhaSardar for her hand. Sardar accepts the proposal on condition that Amarsingh will have to kill Salawatkhan.

Amarsingh accepted the condition and returned to Jodhpur with a promise to send "dolli".

But fate played its own game. Amarsingh was exiled for disobeying his father. He goes to ArjunsinghGhoud, his brother-in-law.

Emperor Shahjehan called Amarsingh and gave him the post of Commander-in-Chief of his army.

Amarsingh called Chandravati and in the night "Suhagaraat", she reminds Amar about the unfulfilled promise of killing Salawatkhan, the man who once insulted her.

On the other hand, Salawatkhan became more and more jealous and somehow he made the Emperor to send Amarsingh to conquer Kandhar. Amarsingh conquers Kandhar and when he returns the Emperor is more pleased Salawatkhan becomes more jealous. He plots against Amarsingh and somehow the Emperor Shahjehan imposes a fine of one lakh gold mohur on Amarsingh.

To collect this fine Salawatkhan himself goes to his palace and insults Amarsingh, who becomes red with anger and attacks Salawatkhan. Somehow Salawat escapes and reaches in Shahjehan's Durbar. Amarsingh comes on his horse in Durbar and kills Salawatkhan before Shahjehan and then his horse gallops the high walls of fort and he reaches Naumahala where Chandravati gives a warm welcome because not he had atlast fulfilled his promise. Then she makes preparations for the honeymoon.

Whether they were able to complete the honeymoon or not?

For this come and see the silvery screen.