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Dagabaz (1970)

  • Release Date1970
  • GenreAction
  • FormatB-W
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time134 mins
  • Length3450.89
  • Number of Reels15
  • Gauge35mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate Number60234
  • Certificate Date24/01/1970
  • Shooting LocationBasant Studio (Chembur)

Arti was a having the cool breege on a cool evening at the famous Chaupati sea shore of Bombay Suddenly she was surrounded by four gentlemen looking people and was thrown in a car which started running at once. She even could not get a moment to shrick.

Auther gentleman looked all this. He followed the car on a motor bike. He traced those four kidnappers in a hidden room of a bungalow and after beating all four of them freed Arti from them. This was such on obligation which Aarti cold not forget for a lifetime.

Aarti dedicated everything she had, to repay Amar's obligation to her. She became Amar's life companion-but only to realise that all this drama (to free her from the kidnappers) was performed just to make fool of her, to deprive her of the riches of her deseased father to whome she was the only legal and rightful heiress.

But Aarti could bear this big deceit of her husband Amar as an ideal Indian wife. She prayed from her heart to make Amar a good citizen. Her prayer could arouse the goodness hidden in Amar's heart and he took an oath to become a good citizen and to earn his livelihood through honest means.

But again the fate was looking for another deceit to Arti. Amar was sentenced for six years rigourous imprisonment for robbing a lady of her belongings and it was all arranged.

Pragnant lonely Aarti hed to gather strength to face all these shocking happenings just to give birth to Amar's child away from her hut from where she was thrown out for want of money.

A poor mohammaden Malishwala gave shelter to Aarti and she passed three complete years in waiting for Amar.
Amar at last was released from the jail but again the black shadows of Aarti's badluck followed him-Aarti again as kidnapped from chaupati in identical way and was thrown in a car and had to show herself in the arms of another man before Amar. Amar had to believe that all women are alike-Arti has deceived him.

By way of circumstances Shekhar came a cross a kind christian family who gave shelter to jobless shekhar and also with him to Aarti's child. Again by force of circumstances Shekhar  met Aarti's cousin sister who had just returned from England they both come closer and closer.

A big circle of circumstances surrounded all of them and at the climax brought them together but in what way?

This you will have to find out only ofter seeing 'DAGABAZ' on he screen.

[from the official press booklet]