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Bachpan (1963)

  • Release Date1963
  • GenreDrama
  • FormatB-W
  • LanguageHindi
  • Length3695.70 metres
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate NumberU-39648-MUM
  • Certificate Date16/10/1963
  • Shooting LocationAsha Studios, Chembur

When Raju's eyes opened on this world, his mother's eyes closed forever. With his father meeting death in an accident, poor Raju- now eleven years old, is left to face the world alone.

Sunil owns a small garage. Seeing Raju's destitute condition, he takes upon himself the responsibility of rearing him up. Both take to each other so greatly that people think them to be kith and kin. Both face the world with a repeshed outlook.

The owner of the house wherein Sunil's garage is situated-- Seth Tarachand is a man of culture and ideals. He is mightily pleased with Sunil's way of simple living and high thinking. Seth Tarachand wanted to see that Sunil's ideals were put in effect.

Seth Tarachand had only an issue-- Menaka. Chiranjiv was owner of a big garage. Menaka's mother desired that Menaka should marry Chiranjiv. But Menaka desired to marry the simple minded Sunil.

Both Menaka and Sunil began to meet each other often-- with the result that Raju had to spendn hours alone. This upset the innocent soul of Raju,

Chiranjiv realising that the only obstacle to winning Menaka was Sunil, decided to remove him. Guessing why and how Raju was upset, he decided to utilize him in the notorious plan to remove Sunil. Poor Raju fell an easy prey to his guiles.

The trophy in the motor-race was most coveted priviledge of all auto-car owners. Both Chiranjiv & Sunil were the entrants. Chiranjiv persuaded Raju to play with the life of his life-saviour pal Sunil.

But Sunil's friend Anwar Mirza tried to save Sunil's life at the cost of his.....Did he succeed?

Did Chiranjiv get what he desired?

Did Sunil win the love of Menaka?

Was Raju's misunderstanding removed?

And what was the result of that motor-race which is presented for the first time in an Indian Film with all its fierce realism-- who won that motor race?

Let the silver screen show it in all its magnificient glamour.


(From the official press booklet)



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