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Zameer (1975)

  • Release Date1975
  • GenreAction, Drama
  • FormatColour
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time130 min
  • Length3954.87 meters
  • Number of Reels15
  • Gauge35mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate Number77313
  • Certificate Date17/03/1975

Thakur Maharaj Singh was a man feared and respected by all; not only because he was a good man but because people knew it was not an idle boast when he used to say; “the horse is not born which can throw me off its back nor a target that could elude my shot”. And Man Singh and his gang of dacoit-poachers realized they were facing no mean adversary when they raided Maharaj Singh’s farm to spirit away some of the prize horses of the stud farm; Maharaj Singh fought the whole gang sigle-handed and Man Singh’s young son was killed by the unerring bullet from Maharaj Singh’s gun.

The poachers fled to their hideout vowing to take revenge for the killing of Man Singh’s young son.

Thakur Maharaj Singh’s whole life centred around his horses, his young son Chimpu and his wife Rukmini. Ram Singh, the servant looked after the child. Chimpu had a ‘trishul’ mark on his left shoulder which every one considered a sign of intense good luck. The baby’s third birthday was one of the gayest occasions in the family’s life—but alas, it was short lived. In the night of that day the child was kidnapped by an unseen person- and threw Maharaj Singh into a black rage; Maharaj Singh blamed the mishap on Ram Singh’s carelessness and beat the servant black and blue and kicked him out of house. All efforts to trace the child were frustrated; Maharaj Singh drifted into a life of intense agony; Rukmini became distraught but continued to live in the hope that one day she will regain her lost son.

One day Ram Singh, who was enraged by the ill-treatment meted out to him by Maharaj Singh and who knew about the birth mark came across Badal—a terrific rider and a crack shot; Ram Singh picked him up and planted him in Maharaj Singh’s house as the long lost Chimpu.

Badal blessed with all the qualities which Maharaj Singh expected his son to possess and the fake birth mark found no difficulty in being accepted as the long lost son by the family. But just when Badal was within reach of successfully engineering the coup planned by Ram Singh, something happened which not only upset Ram Singh’s plot but caused deep emotional anguish which gave a new twist to the story. That turn will be divulged only in the picture. But we do promise something completely different and dramatic which will provide a new dimension to the whole story.


(From the official press booklet)