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Bewafa (1952)

  • Release Date1952
  • GenreDrama
  • FormatB-W
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time112 min
  • Length3299.76 meters
  • Number of Reels12
  • Gauge35mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate Number7228
  • Certificate Date09/12/1952
  • Shooting LocationR K Studios (Chembur)

The old adage that love in the teens lacks judgment-Was this true in the case of our young heroine Rupa?...Did she love someone? Or Was she loved in return? Or Did someone else love her? And what was the outcome? All this is wrapped in deep mystery….???

Rupa’s life began in a chawl. She led a miserable existence with her uncle who was a drunkard, who ill-treated and tortured her.

Raj her neighbor had always a playful and cajoling attitude towards Rupa. He even sympathized on her pitiable state and proffered timely help to her which she used to accept though reluctantly.

One day she was forced to leave the chawl and wanted to put an end to her life but Fate had decreed otherwise. She met Ashok, a poor and unsuccessful artist who lived in a humble room in the neighborhood. Ashok with a connoisseur’s eye thought Rupa an ideal model for his paintings. This proved true. Ashok and Rupa became rich overnight. Rupa forgot her miserable past and was happy in her present rich environment with Ashok.

At this juncture Raj arrives on the scene-a completely changed Raj-dressed like a gentleman with aristocratic behavior and habits. Rupa was very pleased to meet Raj after such a lapse of time. She introduced Raj to Ashok-who though had not met each other before but had heard of each other. Ashok was not well impressed with Raj nor Raj with the former. Raj’s intimacy with Rupa grew more and more every time they met. Ashok did not approve of this association as he thought that Raj was not good enough for Rupa and that he was after her money.  Raj on the contrary gave all the assurances to Rupa that he only cared for her and nothing else mattered to him in the world. All these developed into a conflict and misunderstanding amongst the three namely, Rupa, Raj and Ashok.

How did this culminate?
Who was successful-Raj or Ashok?
Whom would Rupa wed? Raj or Ashok?
With whose views of life would Rupa agree-Raj’s or Ashok’s?

SEE the answer to all these on the SILVER SCREEN.


(From the official press booklet)