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Laila Majnu (1976)

  • GenreDrama, Romance
  • FormatColour
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time165 mins
  • Length4367.17 meters
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor Certificate NumberU-76636-MUM
  • Certificate Date13/02/1975

Love is the fabric that visions are made of, and visions the ultimate reward or punishment for the most sublime of innocent sins against Humanity; the sin of loving with undying passion and compassion, one soul-of merging with it the limit of Oneness-of reaching the threshold of God’s own domain!


From the glorious pageantry of the past two lovers detached themselves and walked through the ages, undisturbed and unaware of human jealousies and weakness-LAILA AND MAJNU. The very skies echo their names; the magic of their love runs through centuries as blood through veins- warm blazing and life giving. No love has ever survived the tedium of years, no two mortals had been nearer to the ULTIMATE than LAILAAND MAJNU; their love was like the transcending oof two rare fragnances into each other’s warmth, bringing forth the undying aroma of truth and purity, for love is not the mixed smell of heated bodies in a state of passion,  but the fragrance that comes from the earth after the first drops of rain have quenched the eternal thirst-and like those drops of gentle rain, Laila merged into her Majnu and he in turn drew her to his confines, in all humility even when his only desire was fulfilled absolutely, their dream had come true, they would be remembered as ‘LAILA MAJNU’ and not Laila and Majnu.


The years can now lay dust over their legend though petty humans sought to smear their union with the slime of dishonor- they will live on, for their memory is like a beacon that Almighty keeps the flame to lead every star-crossed lover who chooses to break away from the pageant of life.


Such is the truth of Laila Majnu and that very reality will come ablaze and alive before you as you watch in revered darkness the dream of LAILA MAJNU.



(From the official press booklet)



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