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Ban Phool (1971)

  • Release Date1971
  • GenreDrama, Romance
  • FormatColor
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time139 mins
  • Length3990 metres
  • Number of Reels15
  • Gauge35mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate Number99719
  • Certificate Date31/12/1981 (Re-certification)
  • Shooting LocationMehboob Studios, R K Studios, K Asif Studios, Filmistan, Ranjit Studios

This is a tale of a simple hearted dashing young man - nourished in the jungle like a wild flower.

Seth Ramnath had a big timber estate. He had the only son by the name of Jagdish. Jagdish had fallen in love with a simple tribal girl by the name of Janki. His love culminated into a secret marriage and had the natural consequence - a son was born to her by the name Harya.

Jagdish wanted to make this confession to his dying father and get the blessing of the father to this wedlock. Jadigh persuades Janki to accompany him to the city to seek the blessings of the father. The father, however, wanted Jagdish to marry Nirmala-the daughter of his bosom Friend Ramakant. Janki overheard this and makes a sacrifice of her own self and leaves Jagdish to go back to the jungle. Janki was already pregnant then.

Jagdish makes fantastic vain search for Janki. Jagdish fails to locate Janki. He, therefore reluctantly agrees to marry Nirmala.

Janki was given shelter by a kind yet temperamental lady by the name of Ganga. Janki dies in the delivery leaving behind her newly born son by the name of Hariya.

Hariya grows up as a dashing young man surrounded by his pet baby elephant Raja.

Hariya finds a job in a timber estate of his father and there he falls in love with Gulabi-an orphan neice of the tea shop owner Panchhiram. Gulabi supplies tea with her majestic charm to the workers of the timber estate.

Hariya with his honesty of work and sincerity of purpose becomes a real asset to Jagdish. Jagdish goes abroad leaving Hariya to look after the estate and leaving the administration of the estate in the inefficient hands of his adopted son Ajoy who has no interest except to waste the funds of the father and ill treat the workers. Ajoy conspires to rape Gulabi and murder his father so that the estate comes to him.

But Hariya and Gulabi foil the evil plans of Ajoy.

The rest on the screen.


[from the official press booklet]