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Pyase Panchhi (1961)

  • Release Date1961
  • GenreSocial, Drama
  • FormatB-W
  • LanguageHindi
  • Length4092.85 meters
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate NumberU-32185-MUM
  • Certificate Date12/04/1961
  • Shooting LocationBombay Film Laboratories (P) Ltd, Dadar

The first clouds of Ashad bring the rain and quench the thirst of the land. Inspite of the abolishment of untouchability by law, yet in many places poor Harijans are deprived of their rights in many ways.

At Rangpur, Jamnaprasad Chaturdevi, the powerful Zamindar does not permit the Harijans to draw even drinking water from his well.

Gangaprasad from the neighboring town asks his son Kiran to visit Rangpur to collect his dues from Deepchand with instructions to stay with the Zamindar Jamnaprasad. This enables Jamnaprasad to meet Kiran, and Kiran to meet the beautiful sister of Jamnaprasad, Sheela, and in the course to time to fix their marriage. But, Kiran is not informed of this.

Mahesh, a friend to Kiran, has written a drama, which is to be staged the same night and Kiran is to act in it. So instead of Kiran, Mahesh goes to Rangpur and meets Sheela accidentally, and both fall in love with each other. Jamnaprasad as well Sheela mistake Mahesh for Kiran.

Mahesh finds out the plight of the Harijans for water at Rangpur and promises to build them well by staging a drama and collecting enough funds.

Kiran is already in deep love with Jyoti, daughter of Jogendrasingh who is very fond of Shikar and is popularly known as a colonel.

Kiran learns of his father's intentions to marry him to Sheela and explains to the trip of Mahesh to Rangpur and the mistaken identity. He further suggests the marriage to Mahesh and Sheela, as they are both in love with each other, and refuses to marry Sheela himself.

The father is infuriated and Kiran is turned out of the house. This puts all, Mahesh, Sheela, Kiran, Jamnaprasad, and Gangaprasad in trouble.

The Harijans are all thirsty for water. Mahesh, Sheela, Kiran, and Jyoti are thirsty love birds. All are 'Pyase Panchhi'. 

Will their thirst be quenched?

See it on the 'SILVER SCREEN'.

(From the official press booklet)




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