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Dil Ka Raaja (1972)

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Raja Vichitra Singh was a man with a heart of gold. Raghupati Bhavan was a symbol of his ancestor's prestige and glory in which he stayed with his wife, children and his adopted sister Gori.

He used to donate generously to the cause of needy and the poor.

Gori's marriage was fixed with Thakur Gajendra Singh's son. Raja Saheb could not arrange two lakhs of rupees for dowry according to his promises.

Gajendra Singh was awaiting to settle the old score, he humiliated Raja Saheb in front of the whole community and departed without the bride. Hence Raja Saheb was compelled to mortgage 'Raghupati Bhavan' to settle his sister in the in-law's house. Raja Saheb's wife couldn't bear this stroke of humiliation and died.

The sister, due to whom Raja Saheb met with this fate, did not participate even in the last rituals of his wife.

To get his lost prestige and glory back, he had to toil hard like a labourer in the city. He had to undergo all sorts of tortures - children grew young - They all were dedicated for the same cause - They started saving bit by bit to get their beloved 'Raghupati Bhavan' back.

In due course of time, pressure from the money-lender started mounting. Raja Saheb was still short of the required cash. Gajendra Singh's henchmen, with a promise to get the required money managed to hoodwink Raja Saheb and relieved him of the original amount also. Both the sons got angry on their father and left him. At last the day came when the palace was to be auctioned.

Whether Raja Saheb could get the palace back or not. This is a story of emotions and tears.

(From the official press booklet)