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Barati (1954)

  • GenreComedy, Drama
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time135 mins
  • Length4018.17 meters
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate NumberU-11566-MUM
  • Certificate Date01/10/1954
  • Shooting LocationKardar Studios
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To find a suitable match for our girls is a terrific probllem that faces us all. The problem becomes more difficult when the parents have limited means, and the girl is victim of religious supersition i. e. Magleek. Poor Lajo had all these difficulties. 

Her widowed mother depended for the arrangement of her daughter's marriage on Sunder, her son, and her brotherBishan Das who was school master and ruled with aniron birch in his hand, Sunder was asked and deputed to find a suitable husband for his sister Lajo, but he landed himself into own matrimony. The hillarious circumstance under which he was married became memorable events in his llife and when the bride Piloo reached home, his uncle did not allow Sunder to have his conjugal bliss. He along with Sunder started a fresh compaighn for the search of a husband for poor Lajo. The hunt was fullof adventures and embroled them in many difficult situations. 

Piloo's sweet rememberence haunted Sunder. One night in despair, leaving his uncle, he reached home and concocted a cock and bull story regarding the bethrothal of his sister, but to his dismay, uncle reached home to explose his falsehood. Mother and uncle jeered at him and he vowed never to return home until he had found a suitable match for his sister. Eventually the girl Lajo is married to one Atmaram whose father is a jew. He had his pound of flesh at the time of the marriage, but not being contented with it, he increaseed his demands and forced his son Atmaram not to keep his wofe in the house until his demands were satisfied. Poor Lajo was kicked from her home and she was forced to poison herself, but was stopped by Mamu's accidental appearance. Atlast, Atmaram realised his responsibility towards his wofe and boldly confronted his father. 

(From the official press booklet)

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