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Howrah Bridge (1958)

  • Release Date1958
  • GenreThriller
  • FormatB-W
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time147 min
  • Length4143.45 m
  • Number of Reels15
  • Gauge35mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate Number87073
  • Certificate Date15/06/1978
  • Shooting LocationSK Malik Studios (Andheri)

Rakesh knew not what adventure lay in store for him across the Howrah Bridge. He had rushed to Calcutta from Rangoon on receipt of the news that his elder brother had met a gruesome end in the great metropolis, the body being found on the bridge.

Rakesh has sworn to track down the killer and recover the Chinese Dragon, treasured family heirloom stolen by the murderers.

Rakesh's search led him into contact with various interesting people. There was Piarelal, feared overlord of the underworld. And Chiang, mysterious Chinese hotelier. Joe, riverside cafe manager. And then there was Edna, Joe's beautiful daughter who at the very first sight, had fallen madly in love with Rakesh. Rakesh suspected Edna to the tied up with Piarelal, and he played along with her in the hope that she may lead him to his quarry. Even less trivial situations have led to great loves!

Suddenly Rakesh found himself entangled in yet another murder. He must now find his brother's killer or himself fall victim to the cunning criminal's plotting.

All the answers lay across the Howrah Bridge. Would Edna help or hinder? What Fate awaited Piarelal and Chiang? How did the victoria driver enter into the scheme of things? And what had the poor stable boy seen on the bridge at midnight? The towering Howrah Bridge knew all - Shree Shakti Films' HOWRAH BRIDGE will tell all.


[From the official press booklet]