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Purani Pehchan (1971)

  • Release Date1971
  • GenreDrama, Mystery
  • FormatB-W
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time118 min
  • Length3574.08 meters
  • Number of Reels13
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate Number63276
  • Certificate Date07/06/1971
  • Shooting LocationFilmistan Studios , Ashok Studios, Asha Studio, Basant Studio and Filmalaya Studio

Sandhya, a collegian, who has lost her parents and is being looked after by her Uncle. Nothing is lacking in her life except that she is the victim of a horribly disfigured face, which occasionally appears in front of Sandhya and she always gets frightened.

Sandhya comes across a young, Prabhat who falls in love with her during her treatment. One day when both of them are boating in Dall Lake, Sandhya sees the same horrible face and she screams but the face vanishes.

Doctor Prabhat asks Sandhya's Uncle for her hand, and on the Birthday night, the same face appears in front of Sandhya. She attacks with a knife on that face and kills the woman with that face. Sandhya is taken as mad.

To know Sandhya's fate please see our picture on the silver screen.

(From the official press booklet)