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Kora Kagaz (1974)

  • GenreDrama, Romance
  • FormatColour
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time125 mins
  • Length3649.67 meters
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate NumberU- 74880- MUM
  • Certificate Date04/05/1974
  • Shooting LocationNatraj Studios, Mehboob Studios, Ranjeet Studios, Shree Sound& Rajkamal Studios

By the time we learn to live, life is gone. This is a central idea behind “KORA KAGAZ” Archana, an educated daughter of retired Principal, loves and learns to love a Professor Sukesh. This love born out of intellectual impact, supported by the fond hopes of her father

leads to matrimonial alliance. Archana’s mother is of a different class with materialistic notions of life and she too unwillingly gives her consent to the marriage of her daughter. Seeds of marital love have not yet flowered into sweet joys of wedlock when whims and egos of Archana and Sukesh clashing. Though a dutiful loving wife of a sweet husband, Archana is very much the daughter of her mother, who with all good intentions intervenes in the day to day life of the couple.Understanding leads to mis-understandings and the lovers start mis-interpreting each other’s sentiments. This ultimately leads to break in marriage-hence the ultimate –eventual separation. Could this tragedy be averted? How and when the wisdom dawns on lovers when all is lost-? Should  mothers of daughters behave as Archana’s mother did? Can intellectual lovers succed in enjoying marriage bliss-are issues answered in “KORA KAGAZ”? The Film is a lesson in Love and Marriage.


(From the official press booklet)