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Naqab (1988)

  • Release Date30/11/1988
  • GenreDrama, Mystery
  • FormatColour
  • LanguageHindi
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate NumberU-11235-MUM
  • Certificate Date11/10/1988
  • Shooting LocationMehboob Studios

Life is one big secret, which perhaps is revealed only at the end. "NAQAB" is the story of one of life's many secret which enthrall and captivate the mind. Just as the veil of darkness thrown by night over day, is lifted slowly by the rays of the morning sun, a veil of secrecy covers the story of "NAQAB" and this veil is lifted gradually as the film unfolds on the screen. 

"NAQAB" is a veil which does not merely hide the truth-it makes it more beautiful, interesting and desirable. It is a tender expression of love and relationships. As the film unfolds, so unfold the true intensions of all the characters involved. Ultimately the veil is lifted in the form of a sacrifice and all the secrets are revealed.

"NAQAB" is look at life's twists and turns through a veil of society.

(From the official press booklet)