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Aurat (1967)

  • Release Date1967
  • GenreDrama
  • FormatB-W
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time149 mins
  • Length4474.45 meters
  • Number of Reels18
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate Number48976
  • Certificate Date01/06/1967
  • Shooting LocationGemini Studios, Madras

Parvathi, born as the eldest in a poor family, works hard to take care of her mother, six sisters- of whom one is dumb and also educate her only brother, Suresh, for medicine. She loves Anand who wants to marry her after he wins an inheritance case of his that is in the court. But circumstances force Parvathi to sacrifice her love and marry Manoharlal, who is the father of six children. Suresh falls in love with Manoharlal's sister, Asha, but when Manoharlal comes to know of this, he gives Suresh a beating and also stops the financial help he had been giving to Parvathi's family. Suresh tries for a job and happens to meet Manoharlal's brother, Ratanlal, who, not seeing eye to eye with his brother, was living separately plying a taxi for his livelihood.

Ratanlal and Asha help Suresh to take care of the family as also complete his studies. In the process, however, Asha gets a bad name.

How the clouds of suspicion get cleared and how it all ends well are told in the most unusual climax that will long be remembered.

(From the official press booklet)

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