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Black Tiger (1960)

  • Release Date1960
  • GenreAction, Stunt
  • FormatB-W
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time117 min
  • Length3208.63 meters
  • Number of Reels15
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate NumberU-30193-MUM
  • Certificate Date08/07/1960
  • Shooting LocationJyoti Studio, Bombay

Man Prooposes and God Disposes. This is what exactly happened in case of a treasure sketch which Maharaja of Vijaygarh had confined to a secret, and at the time of his death entrusted it to the care of his Guru, Govind to be given to his eldest son, AJit Singh after 20 years when he has attained the maturity. Jagdish, the Prime Minister of Maharaja was also in the know of this treasure sketch, and to secure it, he one day attacked the house of Guru GOvind with some of his notorious men. At the nick of time,  the tiger dog  managed to get the help of brave Jeewan who routed the gang. Anticipating future danger, Guru Govind sent through Jeewan, the treasure sketch to Vijaigarh. The enemies were quite alive to their interest. They attacked Jeewan while on his way to Vijaigarh through a jungle. The men of Jagdish this time succeeded and took away the treasure sketch leaving Jeewan unconscious. But the sketch was only half. The faithful tiger dog went out in search of help and meets Bijli, the maid-servant of Rajkumari with her lover Badal going together in a moter car. To atrract attention, the tiger dog lied down on the way of the car. But seeing no response the dog jumps inside the car and thus drove them to unconscious Jeewan. Bijli and Badal tok away home Jeewan in their motor car. 

Jagdish was shocked to receive from his gang only half portion of the treasure sketch. He frowned upon them and ordered them to secure the remainig half portion. 

Rajkumari, who had killed once the so called love of Jagdish had gone on hunting. Jagdish, to take revenge, manages through his notorious men to get hold of Rajkumari in an unconscious stage, and throws her down from the top a hill. She was rescued by the faithful horse and Jeewan brings Rajkumari home. Rajkumari thanked Jeewan and swears an oath to take revenge from Jagdish. A Black Tiger is often seen moving in the capital repaying the deeds of Jagdish in his own town.

The young Maharaja who looked alike the late Maharaja of Vijaigarh killed his elder brother and assumed to himself the reigh of Vijaigarh. He comes to know that the person having half portion of the treasure sketch is with him is hiding in the house of Bijli and Badal.  The notorious gang of Jagdish attacked the house of Bijli and took away the half portion of the treasure sketch from Jeewan. The faithful tiger dog saw it and followed the gang to their abade. Just when Jagdish was joining the both pieces of treasure sketch together very happily, the tiger dog made a sudden jump and snatched away one protion of the sketch. 

The story doesn't end here. The intracacious will thrill you to know where the tiger dog gone with the half portion of the treasure sketch... how Rajkumari fulfils her oath of revenge...the fate of the murderer of the Maharaja and who that Black Tiger exactly was, High way pictures proud production of Black Tiger will unfold this superb mystery on the silver screen. 

[from the official press booklet]