Plot: Two rival kings addicted to gambling, Ranjit and the evil Sohan, also vie for the same woman, Sunita, Kanwa the hermit’s daughter. What happens when Ranjit loses a crooked game of dice?
Starring: Seeta Devi, Himansu Rai, Charu Roy
This is a lavish epic based on a classic Indian tale, and reminiscent of the works of the brothers Grimm or the stories of Scheherazade. There is trickery and romance, rival princes, a wise hermit, a beautiful daughter unfamiliar with the outside world, palaces and jewels, henchmen and loyal followers, kidnapping, disguises and an army on the march. There is even the apocryphal cast of thousands — with elephants!