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Naari (1981)

  • Release Date2/1/1981
  • GenreDrama
  • FormatColour
  • LanguageHindi
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate NumberU-97086-MUM
  • Certificate Date19/6/1981
  • Shooting LocationLucky Studios, Halol (Gujrat)

The story of Naari enhance the prestige of goodness and proves that nobility is decidedly the highest virtue of life and should not be sacrificed at any cost. The story of Naari reflects this through the struggling characters of an Indian village.

Shiv Dayal Singh is an honest God-fearing person, his oldest son, Ajit and his daughters are Geeta and Asha. Ajit had the ambition to be Police Inspector, but unfortunately Shiv Dayal Singh broke his leg incapacitating him for field work and hence Ajit had to look after the agriculture for field work. Finally Ajit decided to groom his younger sister Asha for the Police career. Geeta had to sacrifice joy of marital bliss as she did not want her brother to bear the burden of expenses of her marriage and she had to other choice except to postpone her marriage till Asha studied and became Police Inspector.

If such divine character are in the humble peasantry there are poisonous snakes too hiding in the green grass who take advantage of simplicity of persons and torture and even kill them for their selfish ends. Diwan Raghuvir Sing and his group are enemies of the rural progress. His son, Pratap is a tyrant and his angry cruel personally holds people in awe. But his younger brother, Suraj, had noble character and disliked his own father and brother's detrimental activities.

Asha becomes Police Inspector and she is posted at a nearby village and the first case that came to her hand was unfortunately of her own sister, Geeta, who stood culprit in the eyes of law. A conflict started between her head and heart for it was difficult to make whether to do her duty as Police Inspector or to be faithful to her family who had been showering affections on her all through her life. As a guardian of law she ultimately decided to rise to the occasion and arrested her own sister who was responsible for her studies and career.

Why Geeta stood culprit in the eyes of law? What made Geeta become an outlaw? Why Suraj was against the activities of his own father and brother and how they face the law? These are beautifully answered on celluloid in Filmnagar's "NAARI".

(From the official press booklet)