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Barood (1960)

  • Release Date1960
  • FormatB-W
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time163 min
  • Length4477.82 meters
  • Number of Reels16
  • Gauge35mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate NumberU-29798-MUM
  • Certificate Date29/04/1960

An orphan child thrown to the mercy of heartless world seeking affection is the most pitiable of all objects.

Munna was such an orphan looked after by noble Rekha Devi who runs a private orphanage to look after such orphans and tried to find foster parents for these helpless kids.

The child runs away in the night from a well-meaning but insensitive couple who had adopted him. Alone and helpless in the middle of the night he is rescued by Shanker, a Lorry driver with whom this child finds a sense of security and affection.

A tremendous camaraderie grows up between this man and child. When the child is rediscovered by Rekha Devi and because Shanker is not married and cannot give a home atmosphere to the child in the absence of a foster mother for the child, Rekha Devi asks Shanker to give up the child so that he may be given to some nice family for adoption and Shanker does so.

Unwittingly Rekha Devi becomes a pawn in the game played by Villain Ramu who as the head clerk of a solicitor’s firm discovers a likeness between this child and a lost child of a millionaire and wants to foist this child as the millionaire’s for his own crooked ends.

Shanker heart-broken at being separated from Munna is again reconciled to the child through the efforts of his friend Vijay and Gindya. He stands bulwark between the child and Ramu’s nefarious schemes.

And now a tremendous climax is  built up where the deep affection of Shanker takes an explosive course to safeguard the child’s life from the dangers of Ramu’s dark conspiracy.

This climax and suspense that is built up along with it lead to a roaring tempo of such explosive power that to believe it, it must be seen on the screen itself……….


(From the official press booklet)



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