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Bin Badal Barsaat (1963)

  • Release Date1963
  • GenreDrama
  • FormatB-W
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time139 mins
  • Censor RatingV/U
  • Shooting LocationRanjit Studios, Famous Studios, Gurudutt Films Studio

Prabhat was a serious minded youngman... his best friend Sunder a happy-go-lucky individual. Sunder's gay episodes and affairs of the heart often shook Prabhat, though his advice could do little to curb Sunder's boisterousness. On the other hand, Prabhat gave Sunder the opportunity to say, "But you, too, have fallen in love".

It was a desperate call for help that brought about Prabhat's meeting with Sandhya. In a lonely hill region, near Prabhat's ancestral home, a friend of Sandhya's had accidentally fallen into a ravine. Hours later Prabhat chanced by, and together they managed to drag the injured girl up and to carry her to Prabhat's home. A messenger was sent post haste to Sandhya's father, Dr. Gupta.

Ere long, Prabhat and the beautiful Sandhya were in love, yet Sandhya could sense that Prabhat was troubled by a weight on his mind. Sandhya did not know of the dreaded Gipsy curse, which hung over Prabhat's family. Years ago, and ancestor of his had wronged a Gipsy maiden, and ever since no bride in their family had survived more than a year of married life. Prabhat told Sandhya of the curse and said that he loved her far too much to risk losing her. Yet their love was real... sublime... and through their love they gained the strength to fight forces of evil.

The news of Prabhat's marriage spread like wild fire through the nearby Gipsy encampment. The tribal leader HomraSardar, implored their Deity to seek revenge on yet another member of the family that had sinned against the Gipsies. It was said that the curse would be removed the day a member of Prabhat's family married a Gipsy girl, and Reshma had entertained the fond hope that Prabhat might have taken a fancy to her, to kill the curse for ever. His somewhat expected marriage dashed these hopes to the ground.

As the time of crisis passed, Prabhat and Sandhya faced a still more terrible danger at the hands of an insanely jealous woman. The emotions of hate and love explore and create and electrifying climax that surges across the Motion Picture Screen in a blaze of colour and splendour, and brings to light the sterling qualities of a sincere friend who could leave behind his own flippancies in the desperate hour of need.

[from the official press booklet]



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