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  • NR
  • 1943
  • 1 hr 55 min
  • 7.4  (40)

Najma is a Bollywood film from 1943 directed by Mehboob Khan and featuring Ashok Kumar, Sitara, and Veena as its lead actors. The movie tells the story of Najma, a woman who falls in love with a man named Salim, but is forced to marry another man, Feroz, by her father. The story explores themes such as love, sacrifice, and the conflict between tradition and personal desire.

The movie begins with a young Najma (Sitara) singing and dancing in the streets, where she meets Salim (Ashok Kumar), a poet and a dreamer. They fall in love and spend several blissful days together. However, Najma's father (Hiralal) is a wealthy businessman who has arranged for her to marry Feroz (Gajanan Jagirdar), a man from a similarly wealthy family. Najma is torn between her love for Salim and her duty to her family.

Najma eventually agrees to marry Feroz, believing it to be her duty as a daughter. However, her heart remains with Salim, who continues to write poetry about their love. Meanwhile, Feroz becomes jealous of Salim and tries to separate his wife from her former lover. Najma finds herself torn between two men who both love her in their own way.

As the story progresses, it becomes clear that Feroz is not the man he appeared to be. He is involved in criminal activities and is unfaithful to his wife. Najma begins to regret her decision to marry him and realizes that her heart still belongs to Salim. She tries to leave Feroz, but he threatens to harm her family if she does so. Najma is left with no option but to stay with him.

The climax of the movie is a dramatic confrontation between the three main characters. Salim, who has been searching for Najma all this time, finally finds her and confronts Feroz. In a powerful scene, Salim recites one of his poems, which convinces Najma to leave her abusive husband and be with him.

Overall, Najma is a beautifully crafted movie that explores the complexities of love, duty, and tradition. The performances of the lead actors, particularly Sitara and Ashok Kumar, are outstanding, and the songs are a delight to listen to. The movie is a reminder that love can overcome even the most entrenched societal norms and expectations.

Najma is a 1943 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 55 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.4.

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  • Runtime
    1 hr 55 min
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (40)