Aurat (1967 film)

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Aurat
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Directed by S. S. Vasan
S. S. Balan
Produced by S. S. Vasan
S. S. Balan
Starring Padmini
Pran
Rajesh Khanna
Feroz Khan
O. P. Ralhan
Nazima
Lalita Pawar
David Abraham Cheulkar
Leela Chitnis
Music by Ravi
Cinematography Kamal Ghosh
Edited by M Umanath
Distributed by Gemini Pictures
Release date(s) 1967
Country India
Language Hindi

Aurat is a 1967 Hindi movie produced and directed by S. S. Balan and S. S. Vasan. The film stars Padmini, Pran, Rajesh Khanna, Feroz Khan, Kanhaiyalal, David, O. P. Ralhan, Nazima, Lalita Pawar and Leela Chitnis. The films music is by Ravi.The film is totally revolving around character of Parvati's life played by Padmini. The film deals with how Parvati (played by Padmini), who is in true love with character played by Feroz Khan, is forced by circumstances to marry Manoharilal (played by Pran) against wishes of her brother (played by Rajesh Khanna) and later is tested by life to show whether after marriage to Manoharilal, she is truly affectionate to Manoharilal or is she having affair with the her ex-boyfriend.

This movie is the remake of 1966 Tamil movie 'Chithi'(meaning 'step-mother') played by Padmini in the lead role and R. Muthuraman as her younger brother. It is one of the first significant on screen roles for Rajesh Khanna, then a new comer to screen.

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Parvathi (Padmini) is an elder daughter of eight children family who is the primary bread earner of her house. Her aim is bring up her family position and marry off all her sisters which include a dumb girl. So she spents her whole life and struggles hard to educate her brother Suresh (Rajesh Khanna) and make him doctor so that he can lend her helping hand. Though she works hard she smiles at times when she meets a man (Feroz Khan) whom she has a liking but her circumstances prevent her moving further.

Manoharilal an aged rich man and father of six children wants to marry again and searches for bride and keeps an eye on Parvati. A proposal for marriage is raised on his behalf to which Suresh and Parvati's mother does not accept even though he has money. But Parvati accepts the proposal on the grounds that her family position will improve if she marries him. Suresh tries his level best to make her back-off from the marriage but she does not accept it. Parvati marries Manoharilal and steps in his family.

Manoharilal's family who are against his marriage does not welcome Parvati to their home due to step-mother fear. Suresh worries on the situation of her sister in the new home but Parvati manages win the love of all her husband's children. Parvati spends most of the time with the children and this irritates her husband. So she behaves in the way which is liked by her husband but not liked by herself. At times he doubts on the fidelity of his wife and assumes that she has affair with some other man and tortures her. Suresh and Manoharilal's sister gets attracted towards each other but it is strongly opposed by Manoharilal. Hence he stops aiding Suresh's education but somehow Manoharilal's sister manages money for his studies by getting money from a man. Because of which she frequently visits a hotel. Suresh passes in his final examination and cheers Parvati.

Manoharilal arranges for groom visit for his sister. The groom looks at the bride and is shocked as he has seen her frequently coming to a hotel and assumes that she is a dirty woman earning money in dirty way. This shocks Parvati and Manoharilal. But the fact is the money for Suresh's education is provided by the man whom Parvati wanted to marry in the beginning. She also finds that he married is dumb sister. Manoharilal realises his mistake and unites his sister with Suresh and all live happily.

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