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Jawab (1955)

  • Release Date31/12/1955
  • GenreComedy, Crime, Drama
  • FormatB-W
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time110 min
  • Length3893.21 meters
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate NumberU-14245/55-MUM
  • Certificate Date10/10/1955
  • Shooting LocationMohan Pictures Workers Ind. Co-op. Society Ltd., Andheri

Dayal Dinanath, a poor handcraft drawer, had resolved to give his son Amar, the benefits of a modern education and to make a man out of him- even if it cost him his life to do so.

Everyone scoffed at the ideas. Dayal became the built-end of jokes. His neighbour Gangoo who was a motor mechanic was particularly acidic in his comment. "The poor cannot educate their offspring" he said. "A begar's son must forever remain a beggar". Dayal remained undaunted. "Time will furnish an answer to that" he said.

Dayal preached the gospel of education to everyone in the Basti. "Education" he thundered, "is the only pannaca for poverty, ignorance and most of the worlds ills."

He found his path strewn with obstacles, but he never gave up his fight to educate Amar. At length, his efforts were rewarded with success and Amar became the city's leading lawyer.

There is nothing higher than education.

[From the official press booklet]



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