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Uran Khatola (1955)

  • Release Date1955
  • GenreRomance, Fantasy, Musical
  • FormatB-W
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time144 min
  • Length4280.00 meters
  • Number of Reels16
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU

Far away,-- beyond the horizon—beyond the seven seas known to MAN, a lone aeroplane lost its way and crashed on the ancient rocks of the unchartered island of SHANGA. All but one perished; and the survivor, KASHI, was saved by SONI, the virgin daughter of the religious PESHWA of the land.

SONI was young, untamed and of exotic beauty. KASHI, the foreigner, was fascinated beyond words, when their eyes mey and strange messages were exchanged between them. Their heartbeats set up a breathless rhythm and soon both hearts broke out into an entrancing melody of undying love.

But a high noble of the land, SHANGU, was an ardent suitor of SONI. And to him the foreigner became a constant heart-burn. But he abided his time, for outsiders were not permitted to stay long in this unchartered island.

But KASHI had no way of departing, for his plane was destroyed in flames. And to obtain permission for a prolonged stay, he was directed by the PESHWA to seek an audience with the QUEEN.

The QUEEN’S sole delight, so far, was in sporting with human heads. But on meeting KASHI new ideas occurred to her. And she promptly began a dangerous game of hears. This was indeed the gateway for the success of SHANGU, the noble. And as it opened, countless savge intentions lifted up their dragon-heads for breathing fire.

Step by step, through faith and sacrifice, the constant SONI was nearing the heart of KASHI, who was entrapped in the serpentine byways of the QUEEN’S all consumed desire. And SHANGU, the noble: fanned her passions, to frustrate the lovers at every step.

Eventually, instigated by SHANGU and her own insatiable lust, the QUEEN issued an order so savage and vicious that it chilled the hearts of the lovers. It was a test and a challenge to LOVE and human hearts were never before in such a blood-curdling situation.

What was the order? How was it executed?

This tale of stormy passion, of lust and sacrifice, of throbbing and pulsating hearts—needs to be—seen for its real impact.



(From the official press booklet)



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