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Kanhaiya (1959)

  • Release Date1959
  • GenreRomance, Drama
  • FormatCelluloid
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time175 mins
  • Length3885.89 meters
  • Number of Reels14 reels
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate NumberU-28014-MUM
  • Certificate Date30/07/1959
  • Shooting LocationFamous Cine Lab. & Studios Ltd. & Kamal Studios

In the lap of mountains, there dwelled a beautiful valley; which was panoramic & symbolic. At dawn when the first ray of Pink-Sun imprinted smack on the peak of the mountains, fragrance of flowers gave smile to the nature in nudity. When the dust goes, to take shelter of the starry night breeze thrilled into strings.........

Our story of "KANHAIYA" also is a string of nature on allegory of Indian thoughts. Shano an innocent youthful damsel of pastoral living; lost herself in the sweet string of the flute of KRISHAN KANHAIYA. She was exactly a spirit of Radha. In the same village there lived a handsome, carefree, young boy who was known as Kanhaiya. As he was quite rustic, he could not grasp the mystry of nature. He thought Shano is lunatic about him whereas Shano was purely lover of truth and beauty of Krishan Kanhaiya.

Kanhaiya made his romantic advances towards Shano and fell in love with her. When love kindled a spark of extreme, the whole village awakened and doubted the truth and chastity of love. How the spiritual love wedded the earthy love must be witnessed on the Screen.

(From the official press booklet)