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Dil Deke Dekho (1959)

  • Release Date1959
  • GenreRomance
  • FormatB/W
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time172 mins
  • Length4964.58 metres
  • Number of Reels18
  • Gauge35mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate Number94025
  • Certificate Date17/06/1980 (Re-certification)
  • Shooting LocationParamount Studio, Andheri

Jamuna, a wealthy heiress, was shocked by Harichand's apparent suicide, little realising it was a cunning fake. The suicide note told of the deceased's being unable to tolerate Jamuna's marriage with Rana. Harichand's evil designs succeeded as Rana, convinced of Jamuna's infidelity, walked out on her, taking with him their infant son, Roop.

Jamuna adopted Harichand's son, Kailash, as also Neeta, whom she educated in Europe. With the passage of years, Jamuna thought of Kailash as a likely match for Neeta, but fate had other ideas. Neeta met Roop, now the dashing young leader of a popular band, and they fell madly in love with each other.

Harichand, yet greedy to grab Jamuna's riches, planted his second son, Sohan, in her household, leading her to believe that Sohan was her own Roop. Harichand's gamble seemed certain to pay off when Jamuna decided that Neeta should immediately be wedded to Sohan!

But two young hearts so much in love can be more than a match for any evil plan. And when Roop and Neeta give their hearts to each other, the Silver Screen provides one of the gayest entertainers in a decade, leading to a stunning climax that must be seen to be really enjoyed.

[from the official press booklet]