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Naya Andaz (1956)

  • GenreDrama, Romance
  • FormatB-W
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time134 mins
  • Length4138.87 meters
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate NumberU-17367-MUM
  • Certificate Date20-08-1956
  • Shooting LocationRanjit Studios

Sukhan and Chand are the father and son, who hold diametrically opposite views on the subject of their poems. The conflict in opinion compells Chand to leave his father's abode to prove that his poetry is more soul-appealing. He and his bossom friend Karim grid up loins to face the blows and buffets of the world together. They come in contact with various types of persons on their journey. Some put them in a jam while others extend a generous helping hand. They see mankind great in kindness and terrible in evil. Karim comes in contact with gypsy girl named Lali and he is nuts about her. Lali leaves her caravan and joins Chand and Karim and the glorious trio sets out for Bombay in quest of name and fame. 

In Bombay they find an affectionate home in Gulshan Singh's garage. From this humble abode Chand rises to dizzy heights of success. During his theatrical career Chand falls in love with Mala who not only is a first class artist but a paragon of virtue and a model of modesty as well. Mala responds to the impulsive overtures of Chand with great enthusiasm. The theatre owner Ashok Babu who becomes a victim to the green-eyed monster can a plot to part them. The unprincipled Ashok Babu conspires with Mala's brother Brij who is a devotee to a different place away from Chand. Ashok Babu then dismisses Chand from his theatre and gets the press to publish all sorts of defamatory and damaging articles about Chand. 

Chand once again finds himself thrown over the world but does not lose his heart. Even  his mother's tears can not pursuade CHand to change the course of action. He once again makes an all try out to regain what he had lost. 

Mala makes frantic efforts to extricate herself from the vicious well-knit net of treachery of Ashok Babu. 

How Chand comes out flying with colours? What lies in store for Mala? - you can see for yourself on the screen. 

(From the official press booklet)