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Nirdosh (1973)

  • Release Date23/11/1973
  • GenreDrama
  • FormatColour
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time130 mins
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingA
  • Censor Certificate NumberA-3200-MUM
  • Certificate Date31/10/1973
  • Shooting LocationCine Studios, Dadar

Ravi, son of city judge Dwarka Prasad, was engaged to Roopa, daughter of a wealthy village landlord Shiv Narayan. This happened when both of them were small kids. Ravi studied law like his father. When he grew to the village and if he thought she wasn't worthy of him, he was feed to break the engagement.

Ravi went incognito to the village and met Roopa in boy's attire. She was brought up that way. Ravi liked Roopa.

In the meanwhile Shankar, brother of permission of Tingo, Roopa's friend, came to take Tingo away to the city for education.

Roopa also asked her parents their permission to go to the city. Her parents asked Roopa to learn to dress like a girl.

Shiv Narayan reached the city to settle the marriage after the rains. But rains played havoc. In the floods that followed, Roopa's mother was drowned and father died in a relief camp.

In the meanwhile some bad character came to the village and took Roopa away on the pretext that he knew her in-laws. He tried to make a prostitute out of her but she escaped teaching him a good lesson. But she was not free. She again ran into four bad men. The raped her.

Poor Roopa ! She was thrown on the beach where she was located by Tingo who took her to his brother Shankar. She was unconscious.

When Ravi and his father returned home they didn't fine Roopa. They reported the matter to the Police and news was given to the newspapers. Pal, the fellow who had raped Roopa with others, informed them that Roopa was dead. The story was accepted on the face value but Ravi didn't believe it.

Roopa who had now recovered from the rape approached her would be mother-in-law, Ravi's mother. She told her even of her rape. At this Ravi's mother turned he out of the house. Shankar pleaded with her but she didn't listen to him.

Pal now set his henchmen to kill Roopa but she on the other hand was intent on killing her tormentors too. She succeeded.

She was accused of murder outright ! How did the court take her crime? Did Ravi and Roopa meet again? Dear Patrons ! This shall remain anybody's guess till you see "NIRDOSH" for yourself.`

(From the official press booklet)