indian cinema heritage foundation
  • Release Date1993
  • GenreRomance, Drama
  • FormatColours
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time170 min
  • Length4747.05 meters
  • Number of Reels18
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor Certificate Number18276
  • Certificate Date29/07/1993

Life is "FLOWER" (Phool). A symbol of truth, purity, and fragrance. Traditionally, in India flowers have from time immortal been the basic part of joys and sorrows.

"PHOOL" is the story of two lovely children Raju and Guddi the son and daughter of the two very dear friends. Just as their fathers loved one another dearly, the children too loved one another deeply. Raju's father pronounced them inseparable and promised to marry them when they grew up.

Raju's father Dharamraj and Guddi's father Balram lived in a small town Ramnagar in the hills. Beings ambitious, Dharamraj went away to a big city where he soon becomes a prosperous multi-millionaire construction magnate. Balram stayed back and continued with his farming.

Raju was sent to America for higher studies. Guddi and Raju were thus separated in childhood itself.

Years passed...........................

Dharamraj, forgetting his bygone pledge to wed his son to Guddi goes ahead and confirms his son's engagement to his senior partner Rajeshwar Dayal's only daughter.

Raju's grandmother disapproves this

After some year, on the Eve of Raju's return from America, the engagement ceremony with pomp and show.

However, Raju's grandmother tells Raju of his childhood relationship and engagement with Guddi and how Dharamraj hurt Balram deeply by breaking his promise to wed Raju with Guddi.

Raju is hurt too deeply. he Writes to Guddi. Guddi replies back but not with love, but with hatred, and asks him never to contact her again ever. Raju is so surprised, why so much hatred?

The story of dashing Raju as to how he resolves all this and how he persuades his father and forces him to keep his old promise. 

 "Phool" is a magnificent treat to eyes, music to ears and soul, and its story so intriguing and truthful that it becomes an extraordinary movie, a real Big Screen movie which no one must miss.

[from the official press booklet]




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