RATNADEEP (1979)

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Young station assistant at the remote station of Tarapur takes the chance to impersonate a rich young man who has died on his way back from a pilgrimage. He decides to take his chance, as he looks like the dead man, to break out of his boring life at the station and go to the palace where the dead man had set out from seven years earlier. There he discovers "his" wife, Shakuntala. He manages to fool her, but then starts avoiding her to prevent discovery. When he realises he has fallen in love with her, he decides to be honest...

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