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Anokha (1975)

  • Release Date1975
  • FormatColor
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time133 mins
  • Length3795.67 metres
  • Number of Reels15
  • Gauge35mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate Number77387
  • Certificate Date02/04/1975
  • Shooting LocationJugal Farm, Essel Locations

Every year thousands of tons of grain is imported in India to feed the people and yet India is essentially and agricultural country. Whey should be it so !

This is the question burning in the heart of Master Hriday Nath and his son Ram studying in the city.

To solve this problem both father and son are working in their separate ways. Hriday Nath advises the villagers to remain in the villages and continue to till the soil; grow more food and thus help the country and themselves.

Ram who is in the city is working for a smuggler and while in his employ he is actually robbing the smuggler by assuming the role of a fictitious character named ANOKHA. This stolen money Ram distributes among the villagers who have left their villages and comes to the city; he is persuading them to return to the villages and start life afresh as farmers instead of living their lives on foot-paths or chawls leading unhealthy lives.

Ram who is in love with Sudha, the smuggler's daughter, has influenced her thinking and she too joins Ram's anti-smuggling activities. Sudha's father discovered Ram's activities of distributing his stolen wealth amongst the needy. He sets his men against ram, however Ram and Sudha mange to escape and reach the village of his father.

Hriday Nath discovers the method by which Ram has got the money to spend in the good cause of helping the villagers. Hriday Nath is furious and orders Ram to return the money and Sudha back to the father. The conflict of ideologies between father and son is the story of ANOKHA.