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Raaka (1965)

  • GenreAction, Adventure, Fantasy
  • FormatB-W
  • LanguageHindi
  • Length3928.57 meters
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate NumberU-45561-MUM
  • Certificate Date02/09/1965
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Baku Bar is an island where nothing but bravery exists. Courage is what every mother imparts to her child. No Baku girl can marry an outsider. If anyone desires a Baku-belle he has to prepare himself for a duel unto death with the guardian of the girl. In case he is defeated he is stoned to death by his own kith and kin. 

Vishaal, the chief of the tribe, had to give up his two daughters just because they had given their hearts to outsiders. Dharti, wife of Vishaal, was forced to leave the Baku island with her two-year son RAAKA who is brought up under the care of his mother and a sympathiser called Sagar. 

The time passes and sees Raaka turning into a brave boy. The boyhood bravery turns out into dynamite when he has crossed into youth. Badli, the childhood mate of Raaka, is the daughter of Sagar. She is all and all out for Raaka. But he has given his heart to Kajri, the sizzling sister of Parbat - the bravest of Baku land. Unaware of the affections of Badli he has started planning his future along with Kajri. In the meanwhile Badli has expressed her earnest love to Raaka. But before he has told her about his love with Kajri she has run away with high hopes. Raaka's romance with Kajri has reached pinnacles. 

By this time Parbat has come to know of Raaka's romance with his loving sister. As per the needs of the customs he challenges Raaka for a duel unto death. He accepts the same with courage. Dharti wants to stop her son. Badli also wants to stop him but Raaka wants to face to other alternative. He tries to comfort her by telling her that had he known her love he would not have fallen for Kajri. But it is too late for him to come back. The deadly duel commences. Parbat is defeated. Raaka spares him his life. But the tribals want to be true to their traditions. Before they could make him breathe his last he has killed himself.

Kajri is brought to Dharti who in the meanwhile has given her word to Sagar that Raaka will marry Badli. Kajri has started staying with Dharti since she has no other shelter. The circumstances have shaped into something else. Her marriage with Raaka has a barrier of Badli in between. The triangle has started taking turns. The solution has to be as bold and as brave as Bakus . All this and much more is awaiting its early release at your favourable theatre.

(From the official press booklet)
 

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