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Apradhi Kaun (1957)

  • GenreCrime, Drama, Mystery
  • FormatB-W
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time117 min
  • Length3464.96 meters
  • Number of Reels13 reels
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate NumberU-22275/57-MUM
  • Certificate Date11/12/1957
  • Shooting LocationMohan Studios, Andheri

Jitpur's landlord Jogeshwarbabu had at one time disinherited his son Dinanath owing to his strong views against the system of Zamindari and the younger son Srinath was made the sole heir to his vast property. Before his death, however, Jogeshwarbabu had realized that Srinath was an unscrupulous man of a questionable character. He, therefore, made a second will disinheriting entirely his younger son Srinath and making Dinanath his heir. The first will was in possession of Srinath while the second and the really valid will was in the custody of a trusted friend Raibhadur Jankinath.

Srinath who had thus illegally expropriated the vast property was a chronic patient and therefore a doctor and a nurse Shobha were permanently quartered in his house.

The wholly unexpected return of the now paralytic and poverty-stricken Dinanath unnerved Srinath who, in his futile attempt to get possession of the valid will with the help of a charming cabaret dancer Lily, unwittingly killed the Raibahadur.

Srinath, now a fugitive from the law, suffered from an obsession that his life was in constant danger. He, therefore, summoned from the city the famous private detective Rajesh for protection. Hardly had Rajesh taken quarters with Srinath when the police party raided the house at midnight to arrest Srinath for the murder of Raibahadur. When the doors of Srinath's room were pushed open, lo and behold, Srinath the murderer himself was found murdered with a dagger plunged in his back!

Who was the criminal and why was the killer himself killed? How did Rajesh the detective solve the problem and tracked down the real culprit?

Let the screen disclose the mystery to you.

(From the official press booklet)



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