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Naujawan (1951)

  • Release Date1951
  • GenreDrama
  • FormatB-W
  • LanguageHindi
  • Length3784.70 meters
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate NumberU-20862-MUM
  • Certificate Date01/08/1957

Kamla, the only daughter of a multi-millionaire is being engaged to a man she doesn't like. 
But her cousin, coming to her rescue, makes a spontaneous suggestion to her father that she has already promised to marry another man. The old man loses his temper but gradually softens and wants to meet his daughter's 'Suitor' immediately. 
Thus Kamala, the pretty young girl has to start on a man-hunt. 
She meets the oddest of men and finally, before she can achieve anything as planned, she gets hunted herself. 
All that she wanted was a man who would agree to pretend to be her suitor for a few days and then - for a consideration - vanish in thin air. 
Now, the man, across whom she is thrown by fate, is everything but he is NOT the vanishing type.
He is almost a pauper! And yet he will have none of the complexes of a rich world, even if smuggled innocently into his life by a pretty girl. 
And she dare not own the man openly, yet she can exist without doing so. 
Between the two stands the iron wall of her father's millions, ruthless and uncompromising. 
And the man stands firm like a rock. 
He will not woo the girl until she sheds off the mantle of the rich and forgets to resort to or find shelter in money for ease and comfort. 
The girl oscillates between the two influences and shirks owning or disowning either. 
The father is too slow to realize the situation. He has throughout his life relied too much on his wealth to get things done as desired by him. But here he is disillusioned, his pride melts, his intrigues are of no avail. 
Encouraged by the rich faith of her poor lover, the girl ultimately finds new values of life and readily adjusts to the new surroundings which please her lover. She takes a bold plunge and to her great relief, finds how ridiculous was her hesitation so far and how reassuring was her “NAUJAWAN”

[from the official press booklet]