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Jeene Ki Arzoo (1981)

  • GenreDrama
  • FormatColour
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time132 mins
  • Length3785.33 meters
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate Number83473
  • Certificate Date12/11/1981


This story narrates the struggle of a youth having lust for life.

His father, a snake-charmer fed him from his childhood with snake poison along with his food thinking to protect him from any snake-bite. The effect of the poison has made him poisonous and he has become a snake in thoughts and deeds except his body. One every full-moon night he becomes passionate. He falls in love with a girl, not knowing that he cannot marry any girl and if he does so that girl will die on the very first night.

This word was brought to his knowledge by his father, breathing his last bit by a snake, according to the proverb "SNAKE-CHARMERS DIE OF SNAKE ALONE".

Hearing this he was thunder struck as he just returned, making his lover a prey for his passion. When he saw her he found her dead and her body completely changed to blue.

Even after this, on every full-moon night being a victim of passion he struggles to embrace any young lady. This has become an open secret and the villagers come in persuit to kill him. He flees for his life with the effect of the poison in him, failing in his attempt to get rid of it. He cannot live in the village for fear of the villagers and even if he goes out anywhere, he cannot control the effect of the poison and cannot enjoy real meaning of life.

Under these circumstances, though he was having lust for life, was he able to live or not, the reply will be given only by "THE SILVER SCREEN".

(From the official press booklet)