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Bhouji (1965)

  • Release Date1965
  • FormatB-W
  • LanguageHindi
  • Gauge35mm
  • Censor RatingU

'BHOUJI' is a story of an Indian woman's sacrifice for peace and sanctity of the home.

Ramdhari is a farmer of a village, having his wife SHANTI and younger brother LAKHAN. It is a happy family and their happiness would have complete if Shanti would have any issue. She is declared a barren women.

So Shanti gets Lakhan married to Meenaneice of Ramavtar as she wants to satisfy her motherly affection through Meena's issue. But struggle is the path of Rovidence. Shanti also gets conception along with Meena.

UnconsiousMeena gives birth to a dead child, and shouts to see her child in delarium. 
Shanti gives her own child to save the life of Meena.
Meena's mind is poisoned by the old ladies of the village and they advice her that she should keep her child away from

Shanti, who, according to them, is cursed woman-a danger to a child.
But on the contrary Shanti wants to fondle the child because it is her own. She is tortured by Meena's behaviour but she keeps silent.

Lakhan starts living separate with Meena and demands the partition of the property, being provoked by Ramavtar.

Shanti comes to the breaking point still she does not open the secret by demanding her own child not to hurt Meena and Lakhan's mind.

Ultimately does Shanti get her own child back? Do these two brothers unite again? Do the peace and happiness prevail again on this family? See the answers on the silver screen and once more feel the proud of the Indian womanhood.


[from the official press booklet]