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Lovers (1983)

  • Release Date20/05/1983
  • GenreComedy, Drama, Romance
  • FormatColour
  • LanguageHindi
  • Length4371.51 meters
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate NumberU-104508-MUM
  • Certificate Date07/05/1983


God's most unique and blessed gift to mankind.  Love knows no limits, no barriers, no banks. Love has no caste, no creed, no religion. People in love do not recognise those social tags, which forbid one human being from falling in love with another human being.

"LOVERS" is the story of two innocent, adolescent hearts filled with love. This is the story of VIJU and MARY.

Viju and Mary live in a small coastal town washed by the waves of the blue stormy sea. Viju is the son of a poor Brahmin widow. His mother manages to run her household by teaching music to the children of the town.

Mary is the girl who belongs to the richest, aristocratic Christian family there. She has been brought up fondly and luxuriously by her brother and her sister-in-law. She has been sent to Bombay for proper education. And while Mary is engaged in her education in the city, Viju spends his time in his native town, playfully enjoying youthful pranks with his many friends.

One day Mary comes home during summer vacations. Viju and Mary meet for the first time. Their association begins with a light encounter but gradually this association matures into an intense emotional affair. They both experience the pleasure and agony of Love, that priceless gift which God has bestowed upon every human being, big or small, rich or poor.

But the self appointed custodians of religion, social behaviour and morality are up in arms against this innocent romance-they want to strangle this purest feeling of love before it can soar on the butterfly wings.

In such an atmosphere of hostility, prejudice and staunch opposition-how this God-blessed love survives and blossoms and how the Lovers reach that distant romantic horizon where togetherness awaits them-All this forms the heart warming content of this thought provoking motion picture.

"LOVERS" tells a story that is so strikingly different than the tale of traditional lovers immortalised in fiction and history-this is the story of today's young generation, a love story with a new style, a new twist, a new surprise.....

(From the official press booklet)