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Ek Musafir Ek Hasina (1962)

  • Release Date1962
  • GenreRomance, Drama
  • FormatB-W
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time150 mins
  • Length5133.13 meters
  • Number of Reels18
  • Gauge35mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate NumberU-36258-MUM
  • Certificate Date27/07/1962
  • Shooting LocationParamount Studio

On May 15, 1948 a Bank in Bombay is robbed. As the masked robbers are making their escape, they are intercepted by a young man. During the scuffle the young man recognizes one of the robbers whom he knew to be the managers of Hotel Continental, Mr. Sidhu. However, the robbers make good their escape and the hospital. The police, who are anxious to question him on his regaining consciousness, are taken by surprise when they find the young man cannot remember anything about the bank robbery. He can remember things up to 14th November, 1947 only, the date on which he as Lt. Ajay Mehra reached Kashmir to fight the riders. He further remembers that while saving a girl from the raiders he was hit by a shell and lost consciousness. From thereon, Ajay’s memory is a complete blank.

On enquiries it is revealed that Lt. Ajay Mehra was in fact reported to be killed in action.  His cousin Sunder had taken charge of his wealth and property in Bombay and started squandering Ajay’s wealth over a cabaret dance Rita employed in Hotel Continental. Sunder is now informed about Mehra’s Safe return and in turn Sidhu also gets this information. Ajay Mehra faces another danger to his life. Sidhu and party, an innocent girl Asha is arrested for an attempt to murder Ajay.

The Court proceeding against Asha reveal a beautiful love episode which blossomed during the six months of ajay Mehra’s amnesia condition. Asha trough her narration, takes the court to the beautiful valley of Kashmir where kabailis interrupted the ceremony of her marriage and Ajay Mehra saved her from the beastly Kabailis. From that day a beautiful tale of youthful romance begins till the villains of that episode succeed in getting Ajay arrested as an enemy’s spy and Ajay succeeds in breaking the jail and reaching Bombay in search of his lost identity where he encounters the bank robbers.

Ajay is summoned by the Court as a witness. Sidhu and party are in panic. They decide that Ajay will never reach the court alive. While this decision is taken by the gangster, we see Ajay driving towards Hotel Continental. What happens thereafter to the viliains, Ajay Mehra and the innocent and beautiful and beautiful Kashmiri girl Asha,is worth  seeing on the screen.   
[from the official press booklet]