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Garvo Garasiyo (1979)

  • Release Date1979
  • GenreDrama, Action
  • FormatColour
  • LanguageGujarati
  • Length3956.38 meters
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate NumberU-90489-MUM
  • Certificate Date19/09/1979
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SON is the only daughter of Vakhatsingh who is the owner of some Villages. When very young, Son has been betrothed to young and dynamic Hamirsingh Jethwa, who owns three or four villages. 

A bard is going around from place to place with a costly dagger which is to be presented to anyone who can catch a living lion. Hamir accepts this challenge and catches a lion alive. He and his servant Rudo go to a place of pilgrimage called Rafaleshwer for "Shivaratri " and stay at the place of one Girja Gor. A celebration is arranged to congratulate Hamir and in this celebration, Hamir gets into a verbal conflict with Gala Patel, an extremely rich landlord. Hamir is praying at the temple when he is told that a notorious outlaw called Dana Koli has abducted an unmarried girl. Hamir chases Dana and rescues Kali, Dana falls into the river. Kali is overwhelmed at Hamir's brave act and is instantly in love. Nextday morning Kali puts a pot on her head and reaches the lodging of Hamir and asks him to accepts her by removing the Pots which is "Hel" Gala Patel has followed his only daughter and he challenges Hamir, Fight ensues in which Gala is vanquished. To uphold the principles of Rajputs, Hamir removes " Hel " inspite of his great love for Son. Kali promises that she will serve him and will not consummate the marriage.

Vakhatsing is shocked, by the acceptance of Kali by his son-In-law to be, Hamir. He immediately breaks the engagement. Son and Hamir are corresponding regularly through a trained pigeon. Hamir is shocked and he rushes to Vakhatsingh and says that this is most unfair. Vhkhatsingh is adamant and he locks up Son.
 
Dana Koli is missing but not dead He joins hands with a small chief called Joravarsinah, who is secretly aspiring for the hand of Son. Dana makes a dastardly attack on Hamir. Due to a loyal dog, Hamir is saved and Dana is killed.
 
Ruda has married kali's maidservant Ujali, who comes and stays with him together with a small child, born of her first husband. The child cries at the most awkward moments and Ruda's married life is ruined till Ujali's first husband takes the child away. 

Vakhatsingh tells Joravarsing to make immediate arrangements for marriage. Joravar is too happy. Kali exhorts Hamir that he should break the barriers of Vakhat and get Son. It is a practice of Vakhatsingh's family to announce the marriage before the temple of Mataji - on Ashrva hills. Joravar comes to marry Son. As per practice, a dance takes place. Hamir and Kali are reaching Ashalva hills by the end of dance Hamir has reached the spot and carries away Son. A fight, after a chase, ensues. Joravar is killed but before dying he kills the brave Kali. Vakhat is now very repentant and he blesses the union of Son with Hamir. 

[from the official press booklet]