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Pooja (1954)

  • Release Date16/04/1954
  • GenreDrama, Romance
  • FormatB-W
  • LanguageHindi
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate NumberU-10658/54-MUM
  • Certificate Date13/04/1954
  • Shooting LocationShree Sound Studios, Bombay & Shalini Cinetone Kolhapur

   A stroy of a young woman, that unfortunate who was a widow, who last her fortune, when she was eight.

   She was a daughter of Keshodas, who used to sing every at Ustav in Mandi, but incidents do happen in life. This Time Deepak from another villages was called to sing and he stayed at Kesho's house.

   He was attracted by the sobriety of Kala, but he never knew that she is a widow. Bimmo a fast friend of Kala lost herself to Deepak, Kala also loved Deepak, but samaj had a cruel look at her not to love him, because samaj gives no rights to a widow to love a man.

   A Holi day arrived, must be a very good day for another villagers, but it was the most unluckly day for Kala. Deepak not knowing Kala a widow sprinkles the colour on her, and this small incident become another biggest misfortune of her life. Banke and Lala, who could fall in love with any girl of the villages, both brought Keshodass in Panchayat as a victim, because colour was seen on Kala's forehead. Maharaj the chief of Panchayat declared the punishment. 

   Kala's life because more miserable; She again started workshiping samaj.

   One day Lala appeared at midnight at Kala's house. She was shocked to see him.

   Kala's faith was shaken because she was wor-shiping samaj than love, and Lala was one of the chief of Panchayat.

   Now she had no way out what to do.

   Then what steps she took in her life ?

   What Deepak did for Kala ?

   How Bimmo helped her friend !

   What was the result of Banke & Lala ? 

    Where did she close the last chapter of her life Book !

    That is to be seen on the Screen.

(From the official press booklet)