Story, Synopsis, Trivia, Dialogues for Patang (1960)

Patang is a 1960 Indian Bollywood romance, musical, costume film released on Jan 01, 1960. The film is directed by Hargovind, music composed by Chitragupta.
The "Patang" story is based on the popular adage that everything that glitters is not gold and that all that is black is not charocal. . Rai Saheb Deen Dayal is the Chairman, Lala Motiram (a merchant) Shastriji (a temple pujari), Babu Himmatrai(a contractor) and Ramdas (a dedicated journalist with a passion for truth) the members of the municipality of a woen called Basantpur. All of them, except Raj Mehra are endowed with a Jekyll-and-Hyde personality i.e. respectable ecterior masking an evil mind. . Ramdass daughter Shanti and Rai Saheb Deen Dayals son Rajan are playmates since childhood. On a Diwali night, Shanti loses her eyes due to a slight negligence on Rajans part. Rajan starts studying surgery and dedicates himself to the task of atoning for his childhood negligence by restoring Shantis eyesight. . One day, in a fit of rage, Rai Saheb Deen Dayal kills a man with his gun and, like a good Samaritan, Ramdas takes the blame upon himself in order to shield a man so important and necessary to the life of the community. Ramdas goes to jail, leaving his wife and daughter to the mercy and in the care of Rai Saheb Deen Dayal, whom he thinks to be his friend. . But this noble sacrifice finds no reciprocity in the heart of Rai Saheb and he and his gang not only do not look after the welfare of Shanti and her mother but, indeed, succed in driving the two women out of the town. Having arranged his sons marriage in a rich famliy, Deendayal was anxious in any case to sever the growing ties of affection between Shanti and his son Rajan. . When Rajan comes back to the town he finds Shanti gone. His inquiries elicit only evasing replies form his father. But his succeeds in locating the missing women and Shanti gets back her eyesight just in time to receive her father, Ramdas, back in thier home upon his release from jail. . Girding up his loins, at last, Ramdas launches a relentless erussade against Rai Saheb Deenadayal and his gang of conspirators. . They decide to liquidate him. But, by one of those curius twists of fate which regulate our destiny, Rai Sahebs own son Rajan is stabbed instead. . This creates so much consternation in the evil doers camp that all of a sudden they all stand exposed in their true colours. Nemesis overtakes them and Good emerges triumphant. Check out this page for more updates on Patang.

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