Estate of Riyad Wadia
Release Date: 1950
Director/s: R.D. Mathur
Producer: J. B. H. Wadia
Cinematographer: R. D. Mathur
Art Director: S.N.Desai, Babubhai Mistry, Pandurang
Music Director: Sajjad, Bulo C. Rani, Ram Punjwani
Script Writer: Aga Jani Kashmiri
Songs/Lyrics: Raja, Mullanji, Zia Sindhi
Costumes: Maganlal Dresswala
Cast: Rehman, Meena Kumari, P. Jairaj, Nigar Sultana, Durga Khote, Mirza Musharraff, Jilloobai, Hamida, Gulnar, Laddan, Kalidas
Plot: A film depicting the conflict of emotions between pride and happiness. The story of Chandni and Manohar. Chandni, born with a silver spoon will only marry for love. She accidentally meets Manohar. Manohar is a farmer with a modern bent of mind and also a proud owner of a tractor. Both of them realise that theyare attracted to each other.
Meanwhile, Chandni’s Aunt would be happy if she married Moti. Moti becomes conscious of the fact that Chandni does not love him. So he fakes his marriage and tells the Aunt that he is married to a girl called Minoo Roy.
Minoo Roy coincidentally is an employee in the Pune Branch of the Office. Once the Aunt gets to know about the marriage she brings Moti and Minoo together and locks them up. Minoo escapes the confinement. Meanwhile, the Aunt is shocked to learn that the person Chandni wants to marry is not the right person for Chandni to marry. Chandni wants Manohar to stay with her in the palatial house. Manohar refuses to comply.
There is a clash between the husband and wife. Manohar goes back to his farm. Moti goes to the Poona Branch and is thrown out by Minoo thinking that he has come after her. She does not realise that he is in fact the Boss. To keep up the ruse, Moti asks Manohar to act like the boss.
Manohar makes the most of his tenure by indiscriminately increasing the staff salaries and giving donations. After a charity show, the Aunt drags Moti to meet Chandni. She is pining for Manohar but will not keep her pride aside. Minoo and Manohar too lands up at Chandni’s house and sees Moti carrying away Chandni. A misunderstanding ensues. After which Manohar requests Minoo to come to the farm to help him.
Realizing that Minoo is in the village with Manohar, Moti comes to meet her. Manohar intercepts and tells him that he plans to marry Minoo. Infuriated Moti decides to kill Manohar. Minoo informs Manohar’s mother of all the developments. The mother decides to meet the Aunt to clear all doubts.
In the interim Chandni decides to swallow her pride and returns to Manohar, who in turn insults her. The mother and the Aunt take matters into their hands and rush to the farm where Manohar and Moti are fighting bitterly. Chandni gets hit with an iron rod. The young men come to their senses. Manohar and Chandni are reconciled.