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Pyar Ka Mandir (1988)

  • Release Date24/03/1988
  • GenreRomance, Action
  • FormatColour
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time150 mins
  • Length4650.81 meters
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate NumberU-09723-MUM
  • Certificate Date24/03/1988
  • Shooting LocationMehboob Studio, Filmitan, Filmalaya, Essel Studio, Chandivali, Seth Studio

Laxmi (Nirupa Roy) is a simple honest and hardworking school teacher. She has three sons Ajay (Raj Kiran), Vijay (Mithun Chakraborty), Sanjay (Sachin) and a daughter Meena (Shradha Verma).

The eldest son Ajay wants to be a collector and is preparing for the exams. Sanjay is studying law and wants to become a lawyer. The middle brother Vijay who loves to dance and sing has given up his studies after completing B.A. His full attention goes to his both the brothers. He works hard to ensure their necessities.

Together they share a common goal to make their house a temple of love.

Vijay is in love with a girl called Radha (Madhvi) who runs a video parlour of her own. Vijay's friend Dilip (Shakti Kapoor) also loves Radha and wants to marry her, Dilip also has an illicit affair with the wife of his partner Gopal (Bharat Kapoor) who runs a chit fund company. He is a fraud and cheats lot of people including Vijay's mother Laxmi. There is a strong financial crisis- Vijay sets out in search of absconding Gopal whom police is also searching.

Meanwhile Gopal who is on the run reaches the house of his partner Dilip only to find his wife in the arms of his partner Gopal is furious and before he could do anything Dilip kills him. Vijay who also reaches here witnesses the whole event. To save their house from being auctioned and his sister's marriage Vijay makes a deal with Dilip he takes the crime on his head. Vijay goes to jail while his sister gets married.

In jail Vijay meets Azam Khan (Raza Murad). After completing his terms of seven years of imprisonment, Vijay comes out to see a changed world of his family. Their house 'The Temple of Love' is sold, his mother untraceable, his brother Ajay become a collector, Sanjay a famous and successful alwyer both of them behave very rudely to him. Success and money collected from Dilip in form of bribery has gone to their head.

One day, Vijay finds his mother working as a laourer. He feels terrible pain for her and is furious at his brother's behaviour. He brings her to the slum where he lives and then there is this collapse of school building, may children die in the mishap. The builder is none other than Dilip an enquiry commission is set up by the Govt. under the chairmanship of Ajay. The enquiry begins leading to many un-precedence events such as kidnapping of Ajay's wife and attempt to rape her by Dilip. Vijay reaches in time to rescue her. But falls straight in to trap set by Dilip.

Whether he manages to come out of it or not is the question and the answer is worth looking up at the screen of your favourite cinema hall which will make this film a favourite of yours and your temple of love for the years to come.

(From the official press booklet)