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Phagun (1958)

  • GenreComedy, Drama, Romance
  • FormatB-W
  • LanguageHindi
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Shooting LocationPrabhat Studios, Poona

"Phagun" is the tale of a forbidden love of a gypsy and a gent, loving and living together as if there was no tomorrow.

The eternal challenge is taken up by zamindar's son Bijon and gypsy chieftain's daughter Banni, who defying all social conventions build up a love nest. The cruel hand of fate razes it to the ground, and tears them apart. Gypsy Madal, to whom Banni is betrothed, provokes her father Tincori, who forcibly takes her away to some unknown destination.

The battle between love and convention does not end there. Bijon in disguise makes his appearance and manages to escape with Banani. Infuriated Madal plunges in their pursuit and in the ensuing fight Bijon loses his memory and Bananai too.

Unconscious Bijon is picked up by a fabulous princess who taking advantage of his loss memory, plans to marry him. The hand of fate, once again unites Bijon and Banani, and there springs up a violent drama of triangular love. The princess viciously plans to trap her rival Banani in the claws of death.

The silver screen will unravel whether Bijon gets back his memory in time to save Banani from the princess, whether Madal re-appears to snatch back Banani from Bijon, whether true love eventually triumphs.

(From the official press booklet)



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