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Jagga Daku (1959)

  • GenreDrama
  • FormatB-W
  • LanguageHindi
  • Length4179.41 meters
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate NumberU-28127-MUM
  • Certificate Date24/08/1959
  • Shooting LocationShreekant Studios Private Ltd.

The only Princes of a Maharaja was greatly worried because of the grave illness to her father and the remedy for which was far away and too difficult to obtain. The Commander of the Sate forces was rather happy at her discomfort. His worry was a young adventurer named Jagga, who was soon becoming a rising force in the Kingdom.

The Senapati once came to know that Jagga can be overpowered easily as he was alone by the funeral pyre of his Guru, performing the last rites. Jagga did not wish to shed blood near his Gurus funeral pyre and he quietly surrendered. When taken before the Princess, each found an acquaintance in the other. The Princess set him free and the youth promised to help her in her hour of need.

The Princess of Vijaynagar desired the hand of this beautiful Princess and with this object in view conspired with the Senapati. The bargain was the Princess as bride to Kumar and the Kingdom to remain with the Sanapati. This plan was rather upset when the Princess announced, that she will marry to the man who should get the difficult drug to cure the Maharaja. Surprisingly, a peasant youth volunteered when Kumar and others could not dare to take up the challenge.

Through the witchcraft of a sorceress named Gangu Telan, Sanapati learnt that the peasant youth was none else but Jagga. He commissioned her to put obstacles in his way and frustrate him. Unaware of all this, Jagga and his friend Nandu proceeded onward with courage. She raised difficulty in their way, but Jagga had a simple rosary, the gift from his guru, which surmounted all difficulties. He obtained Neel Mani from a goddess, and he got some magic oil besmearing which one could safely go under water. Thus, he reached the land down below.

Not to go vanquished, Kumar sought the help of Ganga and somehow managed to reach the strange land but his haughly behaviour enraged the officers adn ws put behind bars. The desired drug was in the possession of Phoolpari, who had last her sight. Jagga cured her with the help of Neelmani. When her sight was restored she saw Jagga and full of gratitude, she fell in love with him. Kumar tried to wrest from Jagga the most coveted flower Amarjyoti, but while doing so he destroyed himself.

The princess, who was in flight with her father, was in a sorrowful plight. A hafty tribesman kidnapped her in a Boat. But she was timely rescued by Jagga who was struggling with Senapati. The long awaited flower was, secured by Jagga, which restored Maharajas health and the two lovers were happily united.

(From the official press booklet)