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Andher Nagri Chaupat Raja (1955)

  • Release Date1955
  • GenreComedy, Drama
  • FormatB-W
  • LanguageHindi
  • Length3720.08 meters
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate NumberU-13610-MUM
  • Certificate Date13/07/1955

The tale of "Andher Nagari Chaupat Raja" revolves around a poor father and his daughter.

There is a villager who has an ugly daughter. He is unable to get her married. She had no looks and he does not have enough money as dowry, which he thinks would have got her married. One day he sees the king’s daughter getting married with pomp and show and he starts thinking.

He becomes the king of Andher Nagari and tries to bring radical changes in the law and order, social and political structures. ”Equality” and “Justice” for all is his Mantra. So, as per his order everything in the market is equally priced. Gold or Gobar (cow dung), Elephant or Donkey all are priced equally. All crimes get the same punishment. For murder or spitting the punishment is Death equally. 

With this kind of Equality and justice, there is chaos in the kingdom. King arranges Swayamvar of his ugly daughter, Mahasundary (Tun Tun aka Uma Devi). Even his power or riches cannot get her married. He is enraged and gives order that if his daughter cannot get married, no one in the kingdom will get married.

There is a couple, Madho (Amarnath) and Imrati (Chitra) whose marriage is kept on hold. 

The story has plenty of scope for fun and laughs.



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