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Doraha (1952)

  • GenreDrama
  • FormatB-W
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time135 min
  • Length3699.66 meters
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate NumberU-6600/52-MUM
  • Certificate Date29/08/1952
  • Shooting LocationFamous Cine Studios, Mohan Studios, Chandivali, Various locations in Bombay

Influenced by Westernisation; the path being selected by a section of our society of contradictory nature is the story of our “Doraha”?

“Doraha” is the study of the mental state of an Indian who under the influence is taking himself towards

“Doraha”… a moment where a person has to decide-which road to select..

“Doraha” is based on the story of a young innocent writer who is an idealist, who under present circumstances pens the glory of the traditional culture.

“Doraha” also tells the tale of a girl who is impressed by the crystal clear ideals of the writer and is infatuated by his striking personality.

The writer’s writing remains only on the paper… the ink has dried and so the ideals!

And one night she finds herself on the wrong path of the “Doraha”. Sanctity which a wife should offer to her husband on the wedding night-she has lost it all!

“Doraha” is the burning exposure of the naked facts of the present-day society where under the pretext of social get-togethers women, inclusive of wives, sister, and daughters, pass from arm to arm in search of bright future and easy money-but alas at what cost!

(From the official press booklet)