As Pandit Shyam Sunder prayed in Bhagwan Shivji's temple on the occasion of Janamashtami, his wife gives birth to a daughter, Rupa, and passes away, leaving her child to bear the brunt of ... See full summary »
As Pandit Shyam Sunder prayed in Bhagwan Shivji's temple on the occasion of Janamashtami, his wife gives birth to a daughter, Rupa, and passes away, leaving her child to bear the brunt of being an ill-omen. Years later, Rupa burns her face from a frying pot, thus disfiguring the right side of her face completely, so much so that when she matures, the scar being so hideous, that no one in the village nor surrounding area wants to marry her. Then an Engineer named Rajeev arrives from Bombay, he approaches Shyam Sunder to seek his permission and blessings, so that he can marry Rupa. Protesting strongly, Rupa is asked to marry Rajeev and re-locate to his house. When Rajeev finds out that his wife is disfigured, he refuses to have to do anything with her. Then one day when he returns from a trip out of town, he is told that Rupa is expecting his child. Watch what impact this has on Rajiv and what he does to expose Rupa in the community. Written by
One of Bollywood's memorable themes. The story of "Ruba", the scar-faced girl, is still remembered by Hindi film goers. The theme is set in a village, where "Ruba" is born and her mother dies right after giving her birth. This unfortunate event leads the villagers (including her father) to mark "Ruba" as "cursed" & as fate would have it one side of her face gets burned assuring her being cursed. She grows up to become a beautiful young woman (Zeenat Aman)-hiding the burned side of her face- with an angelic voice, until the newly appointed engineer (Shashi Kapoor) hears her voice & falls in love with it. The rest remains to be seen in this masterpiece made by the great late filmmaker "Raj Kapoor".
The film gives the message to fall in love with internal beauty.
Do not miss watching this movie for it's great acting, locations, excellent songs & of course memorable direction.
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