Hindi    1961 (India)



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Shama is a 1961 Indian Bollywood social film released on 1961. The film is directed by Lekhraj Bhakri.

Lekhraj Bhakri's Shama is a saga of love and sacrifice with ample amount of Urdu shayari & beautiful songs present in it. Shama has been taken care of by Parwana's parents, single childhood, whom she loves silently. But Parwana & Roshan start loving each other after a small meeting. Parwana sent Shama as his messenger to Roshan , being fully unaware of Shama's love. Shama plays mediator between both of them, and brings them really close. After the marriage of Roshan with Parwana, Roshan realises Shama's pain. She keeps asking her about her love but Shama keeps her silence; problems get worse when Roshanara's brother Dilavar proposes Shama for marriage & she rejects him. Dilavar wants to take revenge, Roshanara being fully aware of her brother's character, comes in between and ultimately leaves Dilavar repenting.

SHAMA, an orphan girl, is brought up by Begum and Nawab Badrudin, along with their only son Parvez. Shama silently adores and loves Parvez. He is a poet. His pen-name is "Parwana". Shama also is fond of writing poems. Roshan-ara, daughter of another rich family, is a fan of Parwana and likes his poetry. . One night Roshan-ara goes to "Mushaira", where Parwana is partaking. At the end of the function, along with the other girls, Roshan request Parwana for his autograph, and offers her autograph book outside the "purdah" chicks while she herself is behind them. Parwana sees her beautiful hand and feels as if that hand has touched his hearts strings. He writes a befitting verse in Roshans autograph book. She enjoys the verse, but remarks that she can never trust poets. Pawana over-hearts these remarks. . Back home, Parwana relates the above incident to Shama in such manner, that she gets the joyful impression of Parwanas love for herself. . With the help of his friend Hud Hud Mian, Parwana is able to find out, as to whom that beautiful hand belongs. . One day Shama comes to know of Parwanas love for Roshan. Some-how she manages to supress her own feelings and offers to meet Roshan with Parwanas poem which is full of praises about Roshans beauty and charm. Hearing this gazal is Shamas emotional voice, Roshan is convinced of Parwanas love. She heaves a sigh and tells Shama that she wished to reply Parwan Sahibs love also in poetry, but alas! She is not a poet! Shama promises to fulfill Roshans wish. . While Shama was reciting, Dilawar Roshans brother, sees her stealithy and falls in love with her. . On Roshans behalf, Shama herself writes a poem. Hearing it, Parwana is all praises about Roshans poetic talents. Poor Shama! She suffer silently. . Parwana and Shama are happily married. Roshan is thankful to Shama, but wonders why Shama is always sad? Surely she is in love! But with whom? She repeatedly asks, but Shama keeps silent. . Dilawar approaches Nawab Badrudin with a complaint that there is an undesirable relation between Shama and Parwana, anf offers to marry Shama for his sisters happiness. Nawab Sahib has to give his consent Parwana breaks this news to Roshan. She tells her husband that Shama can never be happy on this marriage and requests Parwana to ask his father to reject Dilawars proposal. Shama is also not ready for this marriage and when Parwana comes to take her side, Nawab Sahib is convinced of Dilawars statement. Shama is badly humiliated. Parwana loses his tempter and badily makes Dilawar get out. Dilawar swears revenge. Shama takes poison to end her miserable life. Dilawar goes to Gohar Jans and sends ruffians to bring Shamato the dancing girls place. . A sensational climax begins! . What? . And How? . Better see on the silver screen ! [Source: Booklet] Check out this page for more updates on Shama.

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