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Bhootnath (1963)

  • Release Date1963
  • GenreAdventure, Drama
  • FormatB-W
  • LanguageHindi
  • Length3726.50 metres
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate NumberU-39988-MUM
  • Certificate Date04/12/1963
  • Shooting LocationShree Sound Studios, Dadar, Bombay-14

Like a lightening he struck. Like a dare devil he fought. He was terror for the foe. He was a solace to a friend. Wherever there was evil, he reached to annihilate it, he was the friend of the oppressed. He used to wear a black dress. He had a mask, noobody saw him who he was, where he came from, nobody new but every body in the state knew, who was Bhootnath. Whenever his name was mentioned the enemies started retreating and friends hoped for his sympathetic hand. There were the qualities which attracted Rajkumari of Preetnagar, who fell madly in love with him. But Rajkumari engaged to Rajkumar Vijai of Chandangarh State, by the will of her strong headed father (Preetnagar State). But when she knew that the man with whom she was going to be married was a mad man, a man of insane mind, she decides to leave the palacewith her friend Raggi, and she fell in the hands of Bhootnath. 

Gulshan Rai, Senapati of Chandangarh was the son of the Dewan of the state. He was an arch villain. he poisoned the Maharaja and threw his own father in a dangerous well and became the Maharaja himself. Rajkumar Vijai was freed as he was of insane mind. Bhootnath was aware of his villanery and decides to set the affairs of Chandangarh state right. 

He smuggled Rajkumari and Raggi through Murli in the palace as gypsy girls to completely upturn the nofarious activities of Gulshan Rai. 

But as the fate would have it, Gulshan Rai comes to know the reality of Rajkumari. He was happy to posses her and wanted to marry her. But when she refused he put her in the prison known as Kala Burj. Bhootnath goes to frr her but as caught by Gulshan Rai. He was aghast to know that Bhootnath was no body else but....Who was Bhootnath? Who could marry Rajkumari? How Gulshan Rai was killed and by whom? See it on the screen. 


(From the officla press booklet)



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