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Parasmani (1963)

  • Release Date1963
  • GenreAdventure, Fantasy, Drama
  • FormatColour
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time137 min
  • Length3922.03 meters
  • Number of Reels14
  • Gauge35mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate Number39360
  • Certificate Date26/09/1963
  • Shooting LocationBasant Studios, Ranjit Studios & Shri Kant Studios

‘Help………….Help’………… Paras swooped upon the soldiers who were dragging forcibly a beautiful village girl to the King’s ‘RANG-SHALA’. Though the girl could not fall prey to the king, Paras was declared a rebel. The Sainapati was after Paras’s life. Little did he know that Paras was his own son for whom he was in search for the last 20 years and left no stone unturned but all was in vain so far.

By chance, one day, the princess came across with Paras in a forest and exchanged words. But soon that meeting developed into love and both became the traveller of the unknown love land. But how could a king tolerate that! His blue blood revolted and the Rajya Jyotishi was sent for. Looking at the horoscope the astrologer predicted that the princess would marry the greatest musician singer of this state and her husband would be the cause of the king’s death. The cunning Sainapati arranged a ‘Sangit-Sammelan’ (Music Competition) and made a conspiracy to kill Paras, the greatest musician singer of the state. Paras, with his sister’s help Rupa was saved and now the princess became all the more firm in her determination to marry Paras. The daughter’s love prevailed upon the father and the father gave in. But the restless Sainapati, just when two lovers were about to disclose forever, disclosed the secret of the horoscope to the princess and the marriage could not proceed.

Paras with Tippu and Ruppa started their dreadful journey to bring Paras-Mani for removing the evil effect of the planets in the horoscope. They succeeded in reaching Maya Nagari where death was standing to welcome them. But as luck would have it the queen of Maya Nagari fell in love with Paras, Her hopes were fruitful and Paras had to make love with her.

What happened to the princess love, so sacred to Paras? Could Paras bring the Parasmani? Could the Sainapati ever find his lost son? Did the prediction made by the Rajya Jyotishi come true and the king was done to death by paras, the greatest musician and singer of the state? How could the Sainapati take his revenge upon Paras? Answers to these taunting questions can be found on the silver screen.

(From the official press booklet)