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Payal Ki Jhankar (1968)

  • GenreAction, Adventure, Comedy
  • FormatColour
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time132 mins
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
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YOUTHFUL and artistically inclined millionaire Shyam's only aim in life was to seek happiness through art and dwell in the very surroundings where art menifested itself in the various bounties of nature. He left his home and came to live in a green valley hidden in the shrouds of wooded hills. It was here that he met Pammi who roamed the terrain like a doe ignorant of the treacherous traits of the ways of men in the big cities. Shyam liked her for her raw manners whereas she developed a liking for him for his enchanting music.

But that was only the beginning of the end. Shyam's manager, who was a distant cousin also, had some mischievous motives. He wanted to grab what belonged Shyam.

Shyam's mother, however, did not know anything about Pammi or for that matter of the intentions of the cousin. She wanted to get Shyam married to Kala, daughter of her friend.

Shyam and Pammi were lost in their joyous dreams. Shyam's cousin kept on creating hurdles in the way of Shyam and who in turn kept on overlooking these worldly tangles for a long time but ultimately they came into a head-on collision.

What actually happened to Pammi and her unadulterated love?

The answer to these manifold riddles is contained in Payal ki Jhankar.

(From the official press booklet)