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Diler Daku (1957)

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Sarwarkhan the Vizier and Afzalkhan the Commander in Chief overpower the King but one of the loyal servants of the King succeeds in rescuing Princess Farida to safety and out of sight of the two crooks. Old man Chacha trains this young Princess to be a valiant fighter for the cause of freedom.

Years roll by and Nadirkhan happens to be a victim of a dagger but before his death he broadcasts the information about the Princess to the public. Knowing all this Farida disguises herself and vows that she will avenge the death of her father and her loyal servant Nadirkhan. Vizier's son Kamran also takes her side.

Shabnam the step-mother of Kamran takes help of Afzalkhan and murders Sarwarkhan after which Afzalkhan becomes the King. But he is not allowed to enjoy the throne. Both Kamran and Farida rebel against him. They try to stop him from marrying Zarina daughter of Yameen. Shabnam also objects to the marriage and falls a victim to the schemes of Afzalkhan.

Princess and her associates attack the Palace and arrest Afzalkhan. Farida's right to the throne is established & all ends well.

(From the official press booklet)