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Saanch Ko Aanch Nahin (1979)

  • GenreDrama
  • FormatColour
  • LanguageHindi
  • Length3969.63 meters
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate NumberU-89461-MUM
  • Certificate Date08/03/1979

Whatever one's prejudices, when one occupies the judge's chair one cannot ignore the truth. Truth alone guides a man's judgement. This is the lesson Manoharlal, a pragmatic busi-nessman learnt a hard way Manoharlal believed that justice could be brought by friendship and money. When he nominated his old friend Satyaprakash as the arbitrator he was sure that his friend would give the verdict in his favour—more so, when he offered his daughter's hand to Satyaprakash's son Ajay. 

Before accepting the proposal Ajay went to see Manoharlal's daughter Nirmala. At the very sight they fell in love with each other. And as their parents had blessed their union, it was but natural that they should come very close to each other. But when Satyaprakash gave verdict against Manoharlal, the latter was dumbfounded. His rage knew no bounds He broke all relations with Satyaprakash and even his daughter's engagement. The fact that the young couple loved each other did not matter to Manoharlal. 

Confronted with this situation Ajay met Nirmala clandestinely. Meanwhile when Manoharlal came to know of his daughter's affair he fixed her marriage with another boy. Just a day before the proposed wedding, Nirmala agreed to elope with Ajay and go to his town. Accordingly, they went followed by her brother But when Ajay came to know that shocked by her departure, Nirmala's mother has fallen critically ill, he took her back to her father's house to meet her ailing mother and look after her 

Now it was the turn of Manoharlal to arbitrate in a case involving Satyaprakash. His mind was made-up. He wanted to take revenge on Satyaprakash and teach him a lesson for giving g verdict against him. But when he sat in the chair of a Judge and the truth of the case came before him, he was in a dilemma, could he ignore the truth and punish the innocent friend? After a mental moral struggle, he found that he could not oppose the truth. The truth prevailed. Now he realised how Satyaprakash was correct in his judgement.

The old animosity was forgot-ten. They became friends again and the lovers were united.

(From the official press booklet)