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Kamla Ki Maut (1989)

  • Release Date1989
  • GenreDrama
  • FormatColour
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time95 mins
  • Number of Reels10
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingA
  • Censor Certificate NumberB-1283
  • Shooting LocationNatraj Studios, Esel Studios


Kamla, 20, commits suicide. She was pregnant. Incident engulfs the neigbours, a middle class family of an elderly couple Sudhakar his wife and two daughters Geeta and Charu with guilt and remorse as they re-examine their lives and social values. A somewhat similar past haunts every member of the family. Was Kamla's act correct? All Ponder!

Kamla Ki Maut looks at hipocracy behind moral values of middle class through the story of young woman's suicide. Fear being exposed before one's family and society at large is the cause of repressed feelings and anxieties of a woman like Kamla.


[From the official press booklet]