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Arzoo (1965)

  • Release Date1965
  • GenreDrama, Romance
  • FormatColour
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time177 min
  • Length5056.63 meters
  • Number of Reels19
  • Gauge35mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate NumberU-45931-MUM
  • Certificate Date02/11/1965
  • Shooting LocationKardar Studios, Rooptara Studios, Rajkamal Kalamandir

In the picturesque Dal Lake a shikara boat was floating leisurely. The two lovers gazed longingly at each other.

“What are you contemplating?”

“Just thinking I don’t know much about you”

“What do you want to know? Of my family?

Of my position?”

“No, all I want to know is how much do you love me and how long will you continue to love me”

“Usha! Man is not immortal. One day everyone has to die. So at present I can only promise to love you till the day of death.”

Usha rested her head on his shoulders and the sun gradually disappeared behind the hills on the other side of the lake.

The two shikaras parted and journeyed in opposite directions.

After that the sun rose and set many times and in its golden rays the Dal Lake shone in silvery ripples. But the Shikaras were never seen again, and the two lovers did not ride in them. The lotus flowers lost their bloom, the Shalimar fountains stood silent and a somber song echoed through the depths of Kashmir valley.


But the lover of whom Usha sung was hundreds of miles away. The hand of cruel destiny had shattered the mirror of his hopes and heart. He could no longer traverse the path of love. An accident had broken his heart.

A blind Fate and the bitter realities of life combined to shatter the love of Usha and Gopal but…………..

“ARZOO” is the story of a love that triumphed over life and fate.


(From the official press booklet)



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