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Nishan (1949)

  • Release Date21/10/1949
  • GenreDrama
  • FormatB-W
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time143 min
  • Length4303.77 meters
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU

The story is about two feudal kings of neighbouring kingdoms, Zorawar Singh and Mahendra Singh. After Mahendra Singh’s wife gives birth to twins, Mahendra Singh is murdered by the evil Zorawar Singh and his palace is burnt down. While Zorawar Singh thinks that he has killed every single person at the palace, little does he know that the loyal family doctor, Shanker, rescued the twins and took them to a safer shelter. Eventually, one of these twins, Vikram Singh, is looked after by Madho Singh in the forest and the other, Vijay Singh, is looked after by a friend in the city. The city twin is more patient while the other is rash and short-tempered. When they become 21 years old, they learn the truth about their father and come together to avenge his death and take revenge on Zorawar. This is when a girl named Bhanumati is introduced and almost instantly becomes the love interest of both Vijay and Vikram. However, Zorawar Singh wants to marry her by hook or crook and this clash adds more fuel to the raging fire of revenge that the twins possess. The story ends with Zorawar and one the twins killed.