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Kaam Shastra (1975)

  • GenreThriller
  • FormatColours
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time136 mins
  • Length4592.96 meters
  • Censor RatingA
  • Censor Certificate NumberA-3253/75-MUM
  • Certificate Date13/05/1975

Man has mastered the Moon. He excels in almost everything he sets out to accomplish. But the pity of it, his knowledge about his own body, about his own sex instincts is a fat zero ! He flops where he should be at his best - on the sex front. Thanks to his ignorance and inhibitions !!

Wisdom of Vatsayan is forgotten in India. But his contributions are esteemed by the western world which has fully realized that the woman of to-day is entitled to understand the most complicated mechanism of her bodily functions. It is also recognised that failure on her part to gain and utilize this knowledge, spells mental and physical disaster for her.

Sex was never regarded as sinful in the past. It was the puritan attitude which condemned it. To-day there is a growing awareness of the importance of sex for human happiness.

There are innumerable men and women in our country who are woefully ignorant about sex and its significance in life. One much woman, married to a millionaire and a mother of two bright daughters, is Kamna Devi. She has lost her husband's love, and to regain it she plans to kill the prostitute he frequently visits. But her husband accidently falls victim to her bullet.

It is the prostitute's testimony in the court which opens Kamna Devi's eyes. For the first time Vatsayan's wisdom about sex is revealed to her.

She decides that both her daughters - Mamta and Alka - should be given sex education so that sex ignorance may not ruin their lives, as it happened in her case, and they may become dedicated doctors to enlighten the young people of the country on sex matters.

How well these two daughters succeed in their mission is core of "KAAM SHASTRA". A heap of information on a wide range of sex subjects is provided in this film.

( From The Official Press Booklets )