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Bharat Ke Shaheed (1972)

  • Release Date1972
  • GenreDrama, History
  • FormatColor
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time236 mins
  • Length3902.35 metres
  • Number of Reels15
  • Gauge35mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate Number102839
  • Certificate Date05/11/1982
  • Shooting LocationFamous Cine Studio & Lab. (Mahalaxmi, Bombay)

Major Preetam Singh left two sons. Ajay, the elder, is connected with the group of traitors, while Vijay, the younger, is a Poet and a Patriot. On the eve of SILVER JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS of INDIAN INDEPENDENCE, Vijay has got published a book depicting in poetry the maximum number of lives of our great Martyrs and Patriots who fought for the freedom of our country right from 1857.

Traitor's group is busy in handing over certain secret Maps of Army to enemy country. Enemy attacks India. At such time Vijay through his song of Martyrs & Patriots arouses the National feeling in different sectors of the country.

When Vijay reaches in the Den of traitors he finds that his brother is engaged in such activities because his son is kidnapped by the Boss of the Den and in exchange Ajay has got Secret Papers from the place of Area Commander, Mr. Khanna, who is father in-law of Ajay, without the knowledge of Mr. Khanna. While Ajay handling over the papers Vijay by narrating in a song the sacrifices of Martyrs & Patriots for the country, changes his brother too. The Boss could not tolerate this and he fired aiming Ajay but Vijay faced the bullet and he sacrificed himself. Mr. Khanna also reaches there with the group of Police. He declares that the papers were false. The traitors are caught.

Though Vijay, the poet, was no more but the song of Martyrs & Patriots became immortal:
Kahaniunshaheedonkeenabhoolo hind valo


[from the official press booklet]