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Jal Mahal (1980)

  • Release Date1980
  • GenreFantasy
  • FormatColour
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time134 min
  • Length4125.62 meters
  • Number of Reels16
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate NumberU-93569-MUM
  • Certificate Date27/06/1980
  • Shooting LocationNatraj Studios, Ranjeet Studios, Rooptara Studios, Chandivali Studios

Jal Mahal in Udaipur is the stage a round which our story revolves.

It is in Jal-Mahal that Ravi - a lawyer and the son of a public prosecutor - Mr. Devender Pratap Singh ... meets the girl when she is trying to commit suicide... It is there that their love takes flight and soars much beyond the palace heights, into the vastness of the blue skies... It was here that the difference came to a head, and Namita jumped to her death.....

Ravi was in utter despair... And the left home when his father fixed up his engagement so as to free Ravi from his obsession of Namita and her memory. Roving all over the sacred places in search of peace. Ravi suddenly came across Namita singing a bhajan in the saffron robes of a Jogan... He accosts her - but she does not recognise him. He insists, he peruses till... you come to the theatre and see the rest on the screen.

Was she the same girl - Namita? - If no, who was she? If yes, why did she hide the truth from? Was fate standing like a wall between the two? Was there a plot behind this?.... How did Ravi find the peace......what was the truth....Come and see.

(From the official press booklet)