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Naag Mani (1957)

  • FormatB-W
  • LanguageHindi
  • Length4005.68 meters
  • Number of Reels14 no
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor Certificate Number50805
  • Shooting LocationRanjit Studio, Dadar shreekant Studios Chembur

The never ending story of human civilization is essentially the story of mortals who accepted the challenges of the day to salvage that is True, Good and Beautiful on earth. And who through supreme self-sacrifice and creative suffering raised their statures to such epic heights that even the gods envied their existence and the heavens kissed their feet.

NAAGMANI-the story of SUKANYA and CHYAVAN-is and immortal tale of two such mortals.

Princess SUKANYA-the only daughter of King SHARYATI born to rule the seven seas meets CHYAVAN a young tapasvi, the very embodiment of eternal youth with blazing eyes and a challenge on his lips to right the wrong done to ASHVINI KUMARS by INDRA. But through inscrutable ways of Destiny she marries HYAVAN when he is crushed to old age by the curse, and condemned to darkness at her own hands!

The destiny has them now completely in her web like two helpless flies. But destiny fail to crush their faith, their spirit and their dreams. The woman and wife in SUKANYA rises to fulfill her husband's mission.

How she does this and makes CHYAVAN young again and restores his eye-sight?

How CHYAVAN successfully invokes the forces of mother Earth and fulfills his great vow?

How she brings the three worlds. AKASH, PRITHVI and PATAL at her door?

...and why SUKANYA came to be revered and worshipped as SATI SUKANYA through the ages...

...see all this in flowery freshness and epic grandeur on the screen in...

NAAGMANI - the immortal story of SATI SUKANYA.

(From the official press booklet)