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Duniya Na Mane (1959)

  • Release Date1959
  • GenreDrama
  • FormatB-W
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time146 min
  • Length4361.08 meters
  • Number of Reels16
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate NumberU-280263- MUM
  • Certificate Date03-08-1959
  • Shooting LocationFamous Cine Studios, Kardar Studios, Raman Studios

"SERVICE ABOVE SELF" is the slogan of humanity and the echoes of the same vibrate through the story we tell in DUNIYA NA MANE.

Jaggu, after completing his sentence, was neither recognised by his fellow villagers nor given any status. He also found no trace of his wife and his only son Raja where he last left them. The separation of his beloved ones and the cold shoulder extended to him by his near ones, gave him the rudest shock of his life and he left the village for good.

He was not a desperate man. His desperations changed him into a brute in the city, where he lived a fast life of a gambler known by the name of Behari Baboo. Inspite of this change he could not help forgetting his wife and son and always longed to meet them. But the ways of destiny are different, irony of fate had some thing beyond this in store and one night, one of his friends Madan was killed by him accidently. The nature takes revenge of his deeds and while he was in hurry to escape, his car dashed to death another woman, who was his own wife.

His own son Raja was left alone in the world, an orphan, and got into wrong hands to which he never belonged. Behari was ashamed of his deeds and could not find a way to console and satisfy the widow of his friend Madan who saved him from the hands of law only to leave, her only daughter Rani in his care.

Behari was thus changed to a nobleman and gave his word of honour to Rani's mother that he shall look after Rani like his own daughter, and to fulfill this he left that city too. Fifteen years after, Behari was leading a peaceful life as Seth Rattan Lal in Bombay. His adopted daughter Rani was also young and sophisticated and never knew that she was not the real daughter of Rattan Lal whom she fondly loved.

Raja, who was also grown young, lived only to trace the person who had killed his mother and wanted to have revenge from him. In this persuit he met Rani and before he could trace Behari baboo, the cupid played his part.

Here our story takes another turn-Raja is sandwitched between love and revenge-And its consequences?

You shall see them on the silver screen.

[From the official press booklet]