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Phoolon Ki Sej (1964)

  • GenreDrama, Romance
  • FormatB-W
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time148 mins
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Shooting LocationVijaya Studios (Venus-Padmini Combines, Madras)

Taruna, a college girl and Nirmal, a travelling Engineer met at Ooty. They were instantly attracted to each other; and it was but natural they should fall in love. And in a moment of weakness, they succumbed to their passion and transgressed the boundary of love, Nirmal left the place and Taruna, who had lost his address, found herself in predicament. She was about to become a mother.

She came to Hyderabad in search of Nirmal. Unable to find him, she decided to go to a doctor and get rid of predicament. But the doctor refused saying: "Our job is to save life, not to destroy it". Ultimately she sought refuge in Ashram and gave birth to a son. Didi who ran the orphanage took over the child's care.

Years passed, Taruna met Nirmal again. The old memories were revived and with it the old love. But thanks to Didi's warning Taruna did not reveal the secret of the child to Nirmal.

She was married to her lover and she found that her husband's elder brother was none else but the doctor who had refused her help. The doctor became suspicious, but his wife admonished him and saved the situation.

Meanwhile Taruna was torn between the love of her son whom she could not own and loyalty to her husband whom she could not tell the truth. Whenever her husband was away, she rushed to meet her son. And then, the destiny brought him close to her when the doctor and his wife adopted the child as their own. Living in the same house with her own child and unable to claim him as her own son, further tortured her. 

How long could she bear the suffering? How long could she hide the truth from the doctor who already suspected her and from her husband? 

But the truth did come out and only the screen would reveal its thrilling impact in a stunning climax.

(From the official press booklet)