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Anjaan (1956)

  • Release Date1956
  • GenreDrama
  • FormatB-W
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time128 min
  • Length4114.8 meters
  • Number of Reels14
  • Gauge35mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate Number16999
  • Certificate Date07/07/1956
  • Shooting LocationModern Studios, Andheri
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Rai Bahadur Gopalnath’s only son Manohar returned home at midnight on his birthday, and gave his car’s breakdown as an excuse, for his lateness. Shrewd Gopalnath realized his son’s waywardness was due to the entertainment afforded by the city’s streets. He sent him away immediately, for three or four months to his old friend, Seth Udhawdas Ph.D. who lived on the hillside. Accompanying him was his old friend Badri. Poor simpleton Udhawdas, was easily handled by Badri masquerading as a Rajkumar.

 

Manohar had hardly reached his new abode, when he met a beautiful maiden, who stole his heart, and made him forget the city women. But Udhawdas followed him like a shadow and prevented him from meeting Ratna until Badri took over.

 

Love bloomed in these idyllic surroundings, but when the villager Chandu came to know of it, he attacked Manohar and hurt Ratna instead. Manohar left no stone unturned to make her well again. Try as Chandu might he could not separate the lovers since Ratna’s father also agreed to the match. But at the exact time of marriage Rai Saheb arrived at the village and refused to let the marriage take place. Inspite of this Manohar went to Ratna’s house, but he was waylaid abd hurt by Chandu’s gang. Rai Saheb immediately left with his son for Delhi. Taking advantage of this Chandu made the villagers throw Ratna and her father from their home.

 

(From the official press booklet)

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