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New Delhi (1956)

  • Release Date176 mins
  • GenreComedy, Drama
  • FormatB-W
  • LanguageHindi
  • Length4781.70 meters
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate NumberU-17528/56-MUM
  • Certificate Date28/8/1956
  • Shooting LocationModern Studios, Andheri, Prakash Studios, Andheri and Kardar Studios, Parcel.

NEW DLEHI symbolises the NEW order which is replacing OLD one. It is the never centre of Indian Social life where new social values are in the making......values which are going to be the guiding star of future INDIA. All the future hopes and aspirations of the country are associated with the name of this cosmopolitan city. Here a new generation of true and progressive Indians is in the formation...a generation which will be devoid of all parochial feelings and complexes whether they pertain to class, creed or province.

Our story deals with the bane of provincialism from a purely human point of view. It deals with the conversion, from provincialism to liberal thought, of Daulatram Khanna, an honest and orthodox Punjabi gentleman. His orthodoxy comes into play when he opposes the marriage of his son Anand with Janaki the daughter of his colleague, Mr.

Subramaniam.... a South Indian gentleman and a fellow officer. He cannot look beyond his nose and thins that his brotherhood is confined only to the Punjabees. His feelings get further relief when he insults and throws out Ahsok Banerji, a Bengali Artist, from his house, finding that his daughter NIkki is in love with him. How finally he realises that a person is not good or bad because of the provincial labels attached to him but he is so because of his intrinsic worth and his behaviour towards his colleagues, friends and fellow countrymen forms the climax of the picture.

(From the official press booklet)



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