Dharma Pathni (1953)

Shunned shortly after her marriage, a wife is allowed three months to pretend that she is married.


Ramchandra Thakur


Darshan (screenplay), Dhananjaya (story & dialogue)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nirupa Roy ... Neeru
Mahipal ... Manoharlal
Motisagar Motisagar ... Nataraj
Durga Khote ... Nataraj's Wife
Yashodra Katju Yashodra Katju ... Shanta (as Yashodhara Katju)
Neeroo Neeroo ... Purnima
Mona Mona ... Babulal's Tutor
Gope ... Babulal
Kumar Kumar ... Mohan
Bhagwandas Bhagwandas
Dalpat Dalpat
Eruch Tarapore Eruch Tarapore
Hamid Majnu Hamid Majnu
Dewaskar Dewaskar
Maqbool Maqbool


When the community start to mock Neeru about her being separated from her husband, Manoharlal, for over 4 years, her widowed mother, Ganga, goes to plead with the latter to take back her daughter. And when he refuses, she instructs her daughter to obey her husband at any and all costs and passes away. Neeru moves in with her husband and his family, which includes his father, Nataraj; mother - a devotee of Sachidanand; sister, Shanta, who is married to Babulal, but has moved back in after quarreling with him; and alcoholic brother, Mohan. Her husband makes it clear that he is not interested in any relationship with her, is seeing a woman by the name of Purnima, who he hopes to marry after their divorce, and gives her 3 months to pretend that they are married. Neeru accepts this condition and soon takes charge of the family, fires wasteful servants, organizes the household, befriends Mohan, cures Nataraj of his gambling, and gets rid of Sachidanand and his disciples. She then indirectly... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Hindi | English

Release Date:

1 January 1953 (India) See more »

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NH Studioz See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
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