Jaldeep
(1956)

(Certified: Dec 31, 1956)
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2.5/5
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Jaldeep (Lighthose) is symbolic of uprightness, truthfulness and stand against all odds and dangers. This theme has been woven in the story without making it didactic. It is not a usual film story with accentuated melodrama and over dramatized events. . Ashoks mother died when he was still young. His father was the lighthouse keeper at Oyster Rocks, near the coast of Karwar. Ashok lived with his uncle at Nasik, and was studying there. Priti was Ashok cousin and studied in the same school. Rajendra Dube was their neighbour and chum. He was very naughty and witty. Chandan, a classmate of Ashok, lost his mother and father when he was very young. His elder brother lived far away at Karwar. He never had any love and affection from any one. He used to boast and tell lies. . Ashok and Priti decide to go to the Oyster Rocks Lightouse to meet Ashoks father. Dube accompanies them. They reach Karwar. As they wait at athe shore for a boat to take them to the lightouse they are surprised to see Chandan driving a launch in the sea. They call him, and Chandan says, "This is my brothers launch. I can take you across to the lighthouse. Come!" . The children board the launch. As always, Chandan wants to show off and orders the launch-driver to remain on the shore. The launch sets out to sea. Suddenly dark clouds appear. They are overtaken by a heavy storm and the engine fails. Luckily, the light house keeper sights through a telescope the boat drifting in the sea and sends a rescue launch. ashok looks out at the approaching launch with relier. At the lighthouse, Ashoks father makes them comfortable. A sense of shame overwhelms Cahndan when Ashoks father gently reproves him for his foolish action. At night he cannot sleep and begins to weep. Hearing the sobs. Ashok wakes up and consoles him. Next moring Chandans brother arrives at the light house, worried and angry. He shouts at Chandan and asks him to come down. Ashoks father pacifies him. Chandan, now a changed boy, goes away with his brother.

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