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  • Mute Shankar slogs day and night to satisfy the lust of wealthy businessman Raja Saab who has underworld contact. Raja Saab would like to marry the young and street-wise, Gauri, however Gauri would like to see a picture of her would be husband but is instead shown Shankar's picture, she immediately falls in love with him and agrees to marry but at the wedding altar, Gauri gets a shock when she sees Raja Saab, refuses to continue with the rituals of the marriage and is locked forever in a room. Circumstances forced Shankar and Gauri to elope but both is caught by Raja and his men, who beats Shankar and throw him to his death and Gauri is taken back to Raja Saab mansion and must undergo preparations to get married to him.

    - Written by gavin (gunmasterM@hotmail.com)
  • With an intention of satisfying his sexual lust the elderly Raja Saab would like to get marry to a beautiful village belle named Gauri. Gauri is apprehensive about marriage but relents and asks for a photograph of Raja Saab; Raja Saab instead sends a photo of his dumb servant Shanker. But on the day of the wedding Gauri realizes that she is getting married to Raja Saab instead of Shanker and runs away with Shanker. Gauri and Shanker will be fated to run all their lives as Raja Saab is not willing to let Gauri slipped out of his hands that easily.

    - Written by gavin (racktoo@hotmail.com)
  • Elderly Rajasaheb wants to marry young and comely Gauri to satisfy his sexual lusts, Gauri, who has never seen Rajasaheb, refuses to marry unless she actually sees a photo. So Rajasaheb sends a picture of his faithful but deaf and dumb servant, Shanker. Shanker and Gauri are married but in name only, and Gauri must spend the rest of her life with Rajasaheb.

    - Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)
  • Shankar is a mute man, raised by the powerful Raja-Saab who treats him like a slave. The elderly Raja-Saab wants to marry Gauri, a vivacious young girl. Gauri however wants to see a picture of her future husband first and Raja-Saab sends her one of Shankar. Gauri falls instantly in love with him and the wedding proceeds. However, after wards, she discovers that it's not Shankar, who she has married. She refuses to give Raja-Saab her body, so he imprisons and tortures her. When her brother Ashok comes to save her, Raja-Saab kills him. But before his death, Ashok makes Shankar promise him to save his sister; Shankar and Gauri flee. After a chase through the woods, Raja-Saab's men manage to capture the couple. Shankar gets almost mortally wounded, while Gauri is sold to a brothel. Shankar, however, gets saved by a mysterious healer in the mountains, who operates on his throat while he is still unconscious. The mysterious healer digs out coal from his throat which is how Shankar regains his voice again and manages to save Gauri. Then, he realizes Raja-Saab is in fact the rich man who came to his village one day and killed his parents. When the young Shankar tried to spread word of the looked-upon-as-an-angel Raja-Saab is in truth a murderer, Raja-Saab sneaks up from behind and shoves coal in his mouth, forcing him to swallow hence he becomes mute. Though when he was young he never saw Raja-Saab's face, he remembers the day clearly. And when it seems like deja-VI when he gets revenge for what they did to his love (Gauri) he realizes Raja-Saab and his two hence men are the culprits. He takes his revenge on three of them, but not after letting everyone know what they (pointedly: Raja-Saab) did to him when he was a child. After cunningly killing them all, he returns to his love.

    - Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com
  • A street girl agrees to a marriage to a king she has never met after he sends her a photograph of himself. But the man in the photograph is not the king; it is his most loyal slave, the handsome but mute Shankar.

    - Written by smclayton


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