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Dharti Mata (1976)

  • Release Date1976
  • LanguageGujarati

Narayan, the son of the soil, a farmer in the village, toiled & toiled but could not free himself from the clutches of the money lender Jaggu Seth, inspite of good harvest.

Atlast, disappointed & dishearted Narayan with his wife Laxmi & two sons ram & Laxman lift started for the city. There they labour hard to save enough money to free their mortgaged land from Jagguseth. Man proposes & god disposes. Narayan met with a fatal accident leaving Laxmi & two children orphan helpless. Lonely & without means.

Laxmi returned to village, worked hard & settled down with aim of bringing up & educating her sons.

Time marches on. Ram grows up to be a carefree, dare-devil farmer and Laxman grows up to be a quiet, studious man in love with his childhood playmate sona love blossoms with the help of ramu. Duty comes first & Laxman leaves for further education.

Meanwhile. Coming to know of the conspiracy against him by Jaggu seth & his son Chiman, Ramu murders Jaggu seth. This changes Ramu’s life & he becomes a decoit. In his frustration period he meets a gypsy girl Bijli who consoles & ultimately sacrifices her life for him.

On the other hand, laxman returns to village as a pitiee inspector & is shocked by the sad happenings.

Ultimately he has to face conflict arising from the love for his brother, the love for his mother, his love for sona & above all his love for duty. Law & justice.

Who wins in this conflict?? The screen only will reveal. 

[From the official press booklet]



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