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Nazneen (1951)

  • GenreDrama
  • FormatB-W
  • LanguageHindi
  • Length137.16 meters
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate NumberU-3539/51-MUM
  • Certificate Date09/11/1951
  • Shooting LocationFamous Pictures Ltd. (Studio)

"Nazneen" is the name of a statue in this Picture.

It starts with a young Kundan, who was often absorbed in day dreaming. He would often be thinking and thinking or planning in his imagination of his sweet heart. Youth sees impossible things with a silver lining.

But his parents expected differently from him. So they decided to end all this nonsense and fixed up marriage with the girl to whom he was betrothed in the childhood.

In order to avoid his marriage Kundan comes over to Bombay with the help of his friend Ghunchoo. Kundan and Ghunchoo while in Bombay soon meet Professor Dho, who after putting them a number of interesting questions agrees to give them jobs. Professor Dho was a very famous Sculptor, those days he was engaged in making statue of Queen of beauty in fact a model damsel, whom he would name Nazneen. Its exhibition was shortly to be inaugurated for prominent citizens and public. Kundan who was entrusted with the job of looking after this statue found himself in a new world, as in the twinkling of an eye the statue changed into a queen of beauty, a lovely woman in real and blood. He was overjoyed for he thought that his dreams had changed in reality. At the time of the exhibition Professor Dho and the public thought that they were befooled when they found the statue missing.

On enquiry from Kundan he related a story, which Professor Dho and Ghunchoo thought to be a riddle. Miss Chocolate tried to persuade him to flash out the truth. Nobody would believe him what he described about "Nazneen". He was considered to be a lunatic and forced to be admitted in the lunatic asylum.

His love for Nazneen did not end even in the asylum and soon he found himself in the court to say something of the charges levelled against him. He escaped the court room and came to the house to meet his Nazneen. To his utter disappointment he found the statue in its original place. There was no living beauty but a statue with tears in its eyes.

His heart was broken.

The thrilling and interesting satire of this indifferent love story is told with superb artistry on the Silver Screen.

(From the official press booklet)



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