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Dushman (1957)

  • GenreDrama
  • FormatB-W
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time138 mins
  • Length4228.49 meters
  • Number of Reels16
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate Number21063
  • Certificate Date01/08/1957
  • Shooting LocationM & T Studios, Ranjit Studios
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Thirteen Thousand Ladies of Delhi protested and raised the slogan that “Films are responsible for spoiling their children”.

“DUSHMAN” is the rejoinder to that slogan.

 

Films don’t spoil children. Their mothers are responsible for correcting or spoiling them. No mother will spoil her child knowingly but through ignorance they tolerate their mischiefs which at a later stage become bad habits and ultimately ruin their future.

 

Ideal mother is that who after giving birth to the child also molds the responsibility of framing its character.

 

Child is like a wet clay pot-one can give it any shape. Ramu was a good boy but the mother who gave him birth was not his mother. She was his enemy (Dushman). Her ignorance and wrong teachings ruined the future of Ramu.

 

Ramu had to undergo life-long sufferings through the blunders of his mother.

 

Frustrated and unhappy Ramu raised a counter-slogan to that raised by the thirteen thousand ladies:

 

“Mother is wholly solely responsible for correcting or spoiling the child”.

 

(From the official press booklet)

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