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Bandook Dahej Ke Seeney Par (1989)

  • Release Date1989
  • GenreDrama
  • FormatColour
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time124 mins
  • Length3551.61 metres
  • Number of Reels15
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingUA
  • Censor Certificate Number527
  • Certificate Date10 /04/1989
  • Shooting LocationFilmistan, Film City, Kamalistan, Esel Studios

The film BANDOOK DAHEJ KE SEENAY PAR is an imaginary story based on the anti-dowry subject. In our story, the three heroines of the film; unlike the dowry victim girls who burn or hang themselves; turn messiahs for such girls, save them from their greedy in-laws and make an army with them to fight the social evil of Dowry.

Prem is an honest POLICE INSPECTOR who is having a small family of mother and three sisters ANITA, CHOTI and BADI. He is facing marriage-broker who is an old family friend gets prem’s sisters married in good faith without dowry, but later on, it is revealed that the persons to whom his sisters married were pimps and for a handsome commission from them, Shadilal had arranged this marriage. The three sisters could not tolerate this, escape to the jungle and decide to root out the social evil of dowry system. A DACOIT who is now a SAINT meets them in the jungle. He takes oath from the girls that they will use the weapons only for defence and not for attack.

The THREE SONS of Shadilal, the marriage broker, are social workers, and help the three sisters in the aim of rooting out the dowry system. They give a lesson to their father that he can help the society by arranging the marriage in minimum most expenses and not in huge amounts for the sake of his marriage commission.

The three sisters are against those who take dowry or those who give dowry. They pick up dowry people and bring them in their den and teach them a lesson in a satirical way. ANITA shows these greedy people that when a man from this world he does not carry anything with him illustrating the example of three greedy characters in the den who in their lust of having more and more money forget eating and prefer only money to food to such an extent that they become insane and even forget to recognize their own blood which leads to their ultimate death although their much sought and accumulated money was all around them. This sequence changed the heart of greedy in-laws and Grooms who promise not to take dowry and also help the heroines in their fight against dowry.

Eventually having accomplished their mission, the three heroines are caught by their inspector brother. They are sentenced to jail for some years and are remarried to the three sons of Shadilal without a dowry.

(From the official press booklet)