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Shor (1972)

  • GenreDrama
  • FormatColour
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time148 min
  • Length4359.58 meters
  • Number of Reels17
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate Number70692
  • Certificate Date14/09/1972

“Shor” (noise) is the heartbeat of life.

There are infinite varieties of it: there is “shor” (rejoicing) when a new life comes into the world; there is “shor” (wailing) when an old life departs from it.

And in between, all of life is one long sound-track of “shor” itself.

“Shor” is the story of one man, one common man like you, I and all the rest of us who come to hate “shor”, to hate even the voices of people and their natural chatter—and all because the one voice he longs to hear, that beloved one cannot speak.

Shankar (Manoj Kumar) is that man, and Deepak (Master Satyajit) is that beloved one.

“Shor” is not only their story; it is the story of many others too……

It is the story

of KHAN (Prem Nath) who says to Shankar: “Keep faith in the Almighty He gives, and takes back. And when He takes back, He can give again—so have faith”

of RAAT KI RANI (Jaya Bhaduri) who says: “You tried to molest me! Give me all the money from your pockets or else I’ll scream!”

of DEEPAK (Master Satyajit) who says: “Oh God, if I do not get back my voice, what will happen to my Daddy? What will be Khan Uncle’s plight?”

here then is a poignant and awe-inspiring tale about today’s people, today’s problems, today’s hopes, faith, aspirations, frustrations, joys and sorrows, all dissolved in the crucible of “shor”.

“Shor” is the song of human emotions; it is the cry of humanity; the call of the soul; the rejoicing of the human heart; the anguish of human sorrow.

“Shor” is the echo of Love and Emotions.


(From the official press booklet)



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