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Dulhan Wahi Jo Piya Man Bhaaye (1977)

  • Release Date1977
  • GenreDrama
  • FormatColour
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time191 mins
  • Length5209.60 meters
  • Number of Reels20
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate Number85578
  • Certificate Date03/09/1977

Seth Harikrishan, the industrialist had as his heir his only grandson, Prem. The grandfather’s only desire was to see the bride of his grandson. When he fell seriously ill, his friend doctor Farid prevailed upon Prem to bring his girlfriend Rita, whom he wanted to marry. But as luck would have it Rita had gone away to Srinagar to participate in a fashion show and she could not return due to snowfall as all the roads were blocked and even air service was suspended.

To satisfy his dying grandfather, Prem suggested his company’s Public Relations Officer Jagdish to hire a model girl who could pose as Rita for some time. Instead, Jagdish brought an illiterate flower seller girl Kammo with whom Prem and his sweetheart Rita had many altercations. Though both Prem and Kammo were shocked, the unsuspecting grandfather not only liked Kammo but was surprised that how could his grandson choose such a modest, nice, devoted girl. Kammo posing as Rita was touched by grandfather’s affection and in the process fell in love with Prem.

But, when Rita came followed by her scheming mother, Kammo knew that her days were numbered. Yet all efforts of Rita and her mother to win the grandfather’s favours failed. Ultimately on birthday of the grandfather, Rita’s mother divulged the truth to Dr. Farid. And at the birthday party, it was apparent that Kammo’s true identity was known to everyone. Despite this the grandfather announced his grandson’s engagement to Kammo whom he had really liked. His grandson blew into rage and threatened to leave the house along with Rita and her mother. The grandfather did not stop him. Prem rushed to Rita only to find that without his grandfather’s wealth his love and sacrifice had no meaning for her. Meanwhile Kammo, hurt and disillusioned, decided to leave the house for good. Did Prem realize his mistake? Did Kammo forgive him? Did the grandfather welcome him back? See for yourself on the silver screen.

(From the official press booklet)



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