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Amber (1952)

  • GenreAction, Drama
  • FormatB-W
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time139 mins
  • Length4419.6 meters
  • Number of Reels16
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate NumberU-5841/52-MUM
  • Certificate Date02/06/1952
  • Shooting LocationJupiter Studios, Parel

A saga of Love and Hatred, depicting the story of a young, charming and revengeful girl, named - Amber, who was born under the influence of a tragic past, by the secret yet scared marriage of a State Prince with a mountain girl. The Prince was mysteriously murdered and her mother (while Amber was a babe in arms) committed suicide. Amber, while still a little child, is planted in the palaces by her grandfather - Nana, leader of her race, to take revenge of her parents' death, according to their tradition. Amber grows up as a beloved Princess, till the long awaited day comes, when she is shocked to know from Nana, that the killer is none other than the King - who loves her as his own daughter. How can she kill him?

Raj, young-dashing-handsome-happy-go-lucky son of a veteran soldier-statesman, is deputed by his father to save the life of King, as the news has reached that a mountain girl has entered the palace to murder the King.

Amber and Raj met in the palace - one determined to kill and the other pledged to save. Strange as it may look, they fall in love, but never for a moment forget their respective missions.

The Dewan - a powerful man in the state - is at the same time planning his own schemes, with the co-operation of his illegitimate son - Johar - a famous bandit of the place to seize the throne and kill Amber, who is getting closer to the King and ultimately the throne.

Now the story punches out an arresting series of incidents around its characters, facing each other under different motives. Amber wants to dip her dagger in the blood of her fatherly King - Raj is to avoid this tragedy - Dewan is after clearing away all the obstacles in his way. The love string between Amber and Raj is becoming tighter and tighter every moment, till the time comes, when Amber's love lies locked in her heart at the mercy of her Nana and tradition of her race. Dewan makes Nana to believe that murder of Amber's father was done by Raj's father. Raj could not stand this accusation against his father and promises on oath that he brings the real culprit at Nana's feet.

In the absence of Raj - Dewan succeeds in killing Nana with his wicked tactics. Amber, desperate and furious with vengeance, finally tries to kill the King, but is astonished to find Dewan in place of King. The poor girl falls helplessly in the beastly clutches of Dewan. Raj, when comes to know of tyranny movements of Dewan, collects his force and attacks the palace, which at the time, is being ruled by Johar and his men...

The story, hereafter, becomes full of suspense, action and thrill, weaved so thickly with each other , that unweaving of them, beforehand, will be unjust to the cinegoers.