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Zindagi Aur Khwab (1961)

  • Release Date1961
  • GenreRomance
  • FormatB-W
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time144 min
  • Length4250.74 meters
  • Censor RatingU

This is a tale of a girl whose parents had died when she was a child. Aunty was very cruel to her, never uttered soft words to her.

One day Shanti gets the news of her engagement first time in her life she feels, she is happy because she thought this would bring an end to her miseries and unhappiness. Her dream was, the married life would be bliss. He and she, would be like two birds in a small and easy nest.

But fate had few more sad shocks for her. Her stock was not finished as yet, Shanti’s husband was a wicked man, Immediately after Shanti’s marriage he murdered a dancing girl and was chased by the police. In the desperate bid to escape, he lost the control of steering and he with the truck fell into the river. Body was not found.

Now Shanti was a widow. Life’s cup was full of miseries and pains for her. At this stage, another young man enters in her life. . . how their love developed and was challeneged by Shanker, who was supposed to be dead? See the gripping development on the screen. . . . . . .


(From the official press booklet)