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Maati Maangay Khoon (1984)

  • Release Date06 /4/b1984
  • GenreAction, Thriller
  • FormatColour
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time128 mins
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Shooting LocationMehboob Studios, Esel Outdoor, Chandwali-Outdoor, Filmista Studios, Filmcity, Udaipur

Haria grew up into a foot-loose and rootless gambler and adventurer, wandering aimlessly about from place to place until he falls in love with dancing girl Shamli.

His father's village had also held a strange fascination for Haria. He returns to it again and again in the course of his wanderings. He had grown up under the shadow of the Village Temple, looked after by the Temple Purjari who was the only one who knew the truth about Haria's parents a truth he dare not reveal to other Hero for fear of Zamindar's deadly retribution.

After the death of his mother, Haria is on fire to regain the land which Zamindar had killed his father Manglu for Zamindar's gunmen stand in his way. Haria leaps upon them like a tiger and fights single handedly against them. He declares that the land belongs lawfully to his father and he would not allow anybody else including the Zamindar to plough it.
Haria's only solace in these hard, bitter days is his beloved Shamli. She gives him love and understanding and hope while the police are hunting him everywhere.

One day Haria rescues a beautiful village girl from the clutches of the dacoits. She is Sharda sweetheart of Haria's childhood friend Raj. Raj is Zamindar's nephew. Haria takes Sharda back to her parents' village, but her parents refuse to accept her, claiming that her honour has been shamed by the dacoits. Sharda tries to kill herself, but Haria saves her and takes her away to live with him until Raj returns from War Front.

Some time later Raj returns from the Front. He sees Sharda living with Haria and jumps to the wrong conclusion. He turns Haria's bitter enemy.

What happens next? Does the Zamindar's evil plans succeed? Does Haria recover the land (MAATI) belonging to his forefathers? For the answers to these and many other questions watch the dramatic and action-packed climax sequence in 'Maati Maangey Khoon'.

(From the official press booklets)