Kishen Kanhaiya (1990) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • Leela and Bholaram are a childless couple. Leela works as a midwife, and one day assists Sunderdas' wife to give birth to twin boys. She decides to keep one baby for herself, and tells Sunderdas that his wife has given birth to one child. There are complications for the mother, and she passes away without seeing her children. Leela and Bholaram bring up Kanhaiya, while Sunderdas attempts to bring up Kishen, but is unable to do a good job. So he marries Kamini, who comes along with her brother, Ghendamal, to live at the estate. She has an illegitimate child named Ramesh from another man, and when Sunderdas comes to know of this, he is threatened and attacked, and as a result of which p is paralyzed, unable to move. Kishen is brought by Kamini and Ghendamal with lot of abuse, and intimidation, and is kept illiterate, so that he can blindly sign away whatever documents he is asked to sign. Kishen likes Radha, a servant, and is married, but the atrocities do not stop, and then Kishen runs away. Ghendamal captures Kanhaiya, who also looks like Kishen, and brings him back, not realizing that the tables are now going against him.

  • A maid-servant and her husband, Leela and Bolaram assist multi-millionaire, Seth Sundardas wife to give birth to a pair of twin baby boys. Due to immense pain for the mother she passes away after giving birth to the twin boys. The twins have a similarity that when one is in pain the other feels it. In need of a child, Leela and Bolaram decide to adopt one of the twins and thus name him Kanhaiya and bring him up in a poor environment. Seth Sundardas attempts to bring up Kishen but is unable to do a good job since the child falls short of nourishing, so he decides to re-marry a woman named Kamini the sister of cunning Gendamal. Kamini have an illegitimate child, Mahesh, of whom she brings to live at Seth's estate. Seth disapprove of keeping Mahesh and subsequently meets with an accident and is paralyzed unable to move his legs, arms and cannot talk and therefore is kept bed ridden. Taking advantage of the situation, Gendamal schemes with Kamini to grab Seth's estate and parental property and brings up his son, Kishen with a lot of abuse and lack of ancestry so that he can blindly sign away any documents present before him but Kishen refuses to endorse the document and is badly beaten and left for dead. Realizing that his brother is in pain, Kishen's twin Kanhaiya comes into the scene to teach Gendamal a lesson of a lifetime.

  • Twin brothers are separated at birth and in adulthood, their identities are swapped.


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