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Naqab (1955)

  • GenreRomance
  • FormatB-W
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time130 mins
  • Length3833.77 meters
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate NumberU-12469-MUM
  • Certificate Date22/03/1955
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The Wazir of the State was madly in love with Princess Rukhshana who was engaged with Prince Kamran of the neighbouring State. She disliked the Wazir. To fulfill his desire Wazir one night killed her father, the King. Even then Princess refused to fulfill his desire and she was imprisoned in the Palace on the Lake.

Prince Kamran knowing this fact, comes to the city in disguise with his sister Yasmin and few of his soldiers to make the princess free. The Wazir knowing the Kamran's arrival orders that nobody should move out in the city after sun-set.

Yasmin is taken by the police who was moving the streets after sunset to the Police station as prisoner. Anwar incharge of the Police station falls in love with Yasmin, releases her. She cleverly knows the place where Princess is kept. She keeps Anwar in dark about her place and name. She names her as ROOHI.

Roohi informs Kamran the place where Princess is kept and he suggests to keep Anwar in hands for their purpose. It so happens that Anwar is deputed as Guard in charge at the Palace and gets special medal from Wazir. With the help of Anwar Roohi and Kamran manages to see the Princess, present her flowers and these flowers becomes the cause for Wazir to know that somebody was with Anwar to see the Princess. Wazir orders Anwar to be handcuffed and bring him in Durbar. Here Roohi cleverly releases him pleasing "Wazir by her Dances".

Once again Kamran taking the help of the Medal goes to the palace where Wazir is also present. They come in direct fight and after wards he runs away. Roohi takes back the medal to Anwar, saying that one man named Kamran had the medal and he is coming back to her place in the night. Wazir informed by Anwar of the fact comes to Roohi's place where Roohi manages to take the seal on Wazir Handkerchief by her skill. Kamran taking this Handkerchief runs to the palace to set free Princess and succeeds. But unluckily Princess is trapped again.

Now comes the most interesting part of the story. Anwar gets orders to bring Kamran and Roohi live or dead. Roohi is imprisoned. Kamran escapes and make the Princess free. In the open vide Public Arena Wazir orders Anwar to shoot Roohi, his sweetheart. What happens next, whether Anwar shoots her? What happens to Wazir, see on the silver screen.

(From the official press booklet)

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