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Faraar (1955)

  • Release Date1955
  • GenreDrama, Crime
  • FormatB-W
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time125 min
  • Length3432.65 meters
  • Number of Reels14
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate NumberU-13297-MUM
  • Certificate Date25/05/1955
  • Shooting LocationBombay Talkies, Nau Bahar Studios

FARAAR (absconder) is the story of a man at large wanted by Law.

Gora a terrorist, young, handsome man along with his comrades dynamites a military train. Bipin, one of the comrades is caught by the Police and turns to be an approver. When Bipin tries to give statement in the court of low, Gora and Ajay start shooting in the court. Gora while trying to escape is wounded and comes out with the help of Ajay.

Bipin become a staunch enemy of Gora and others.

Gora and Ajay according to plans reach Goa and take shelter in Dr. Sathe’s Nursing Home. Here a young charming Nurse Meenaxi who nurses Gora falls in love with him and further Gora is declared husband of Meenaxi to avoid suspicion of the Police. This draws Meenaxi more towards Gora who is not for her love but his mission.

Gora meets a French businessman De Bussy and orders a ship load of arms for the fulfillment of his mission.

Kitty, a young and alluring dancer is employed in a hotel nearby. She is carried away by a drunken young sailor and is rescued by Gora. Kitty is attracted by this young daring man and makes advance but Gora refuses to accept her love in any circumstances.

Gora starts a chemical factory opposite the said hotel and prepares bombs underground.

Bipin gets the whereabouts of Gora and comes to Goa along with Indian Police Inspector. They stay in the same hotel where kitty is employed as a dancer. One day Kitty overhears Bipin and the Police planning against Gora and others. Availing this opportunity she goes to Gora at night and threatens him about the consequences if Gora refuses to bargain, as his love for his mission come first. Kitty, after knowing Gora more, devotes herself to him without caring for return of her love. Kitty gets friendly with the Police officials and spies on their activities against Gora. She informs Gora about every step Police takes.

Kitty and Meenaxi devotes their life for Gora, knowing the futility of their love.

Ship with arms comes to Goa. Gora and comrades murder De Bussy after taking charge to the ship so that he may not inform the Police about their plans, Bipin and Police make their plans very strong against Gora and others and orders  are passed to catch them dead or alive.

Meenaxi gives her life for Gora and Kitty does everything for the safety of Gora.

What becomes of kitty’s dream? What becomes of Gora and his comrades and how they escape? What becomes of Bipin? It is all very interesting.

Gora realise in the end that Kitty’s love is not a hindrance in his mission but she can be by his side in all circumstances.

[from the official press booklet]