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Nikaah (1982)

  • Release Date24/09/1982
  • GenreRomance, Drama
  • FormatColour
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time141 min
  • Length4247.73 meters
  • Number of Reels16
  • Gauge35mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate Number102127
  • Certificate Date17/09/1982

Neelofar is a modern, University educated girl from a Muslim family. From childhood itself she has been in love with her cousin Waseem who is presently in England for a course in architecture. Haidar, a student poet, who is also in the University secretly loves Neelofar. But when he learns that she has got married to Waseem, the son of a Nawab, he decides to forget his college romance.

The marriage of Waseem and Neelofar is a grand affair and Neelofar comes into the big Haveli of the Nawab as the Begum of the house.

For the England returned Waseem, it was a problem to balance his career with the demands of his married life. Neelofar starts feeling that she is being taken for granted. During her long waits in loneliness she continues to search for the home which a woman looks forward to, after marriage and which has its edifice raised on the foundation of love. One day a storm comes to this house. The chokings erupted into a storm one day and the Haweli reverberated with the words—TALAQ TALAQ TALAQ which Waseem hurled at his loving wife in a scene of pent up emotions. Soaked in tears of humiliation Neelofar is thrown out on the road to face the cruel world all by herself. During the rumblings of the clouds Haider appeared as a flame of the past to light the days and nights of Neelofar.

On the other side Waseem is repentant and remorsefully feels that he had been really unfair to his wife. He admits his mistake and wants to marry her again. This is possible only is Neelofar marries another man and gets a willing divorce from the second husband after consummation of marriage.

Well, would Haider be willing to play that role?


(From the official press booklet)



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