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Bhakta Dhruv Kumar (1964)

  • Release Date1964
  • GenreDrama, Devotional
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time160 mins
  • Shooting LocationJyoti Studios

Narad is credited for bringing devotion into full form in this world. He achieved such a thing which looked like a miracle in Satyayug. The world had to bow its head before a child of seven years-and its name was Dhruv Kumar.

The King Uttanpad had no issue for a long time. He bowed to the wishes of the subjects. His queen Suniti gave her willing consent to the second marriage of Kung Uttanpad. The King's second wife Suruchi came with dreams of her issue ascending on the throne in succession of King Uttanpad. But Man proposes and God disposes. Even before Suruchi became pregnant a son was born to Suniti.

The child was considered by one and all as the heir apparent. The fire of jealousy was kindled in Suruchi's heart, and she considered him to be a big obstacle in the way of her son Uttam Kumar succeeding  Uttanpad. She tried many ways to do away with the boy Dhruv Kumar. But where can a man succeed when the Almighty issues otherwise?

Seeing all her attempts frustrated, the Queen Suruchi drags down Dhruv Kumar, who is sitting in his father's lap. Feeling insulted and crying, the Prince Dhruv Kumar proceeded to the jungle. He met Naradji on the way. On advice of Naradji he undertook a penance in the jungle. Because of his incessant penance, Shree Vishnu Bhagwan had no way but to bestow immorility on Dhruv.

All these interesting happenings, which are on the tip of tongue of everybody, are beautifully depicted in this picture. If this ideal tale of nobility appeals you, we will consider our humble efforts amply rewarded.


[from the official press booklet]