When the wedding ceremony is taking place, Padma's father balks and tries to stop the marriage because he realises that this is nothing but ruin for his daughter. But Padma insists that the marriage be completed and that she be taken to her in-laws. Plenty of preaching here! On reaching her rich new home, she is given a cold shoulder by her mother-in-law. Very soon, she learns why Raghu is the way he is, and discovers that certain elements have plotted against him so that he never matures into the person who his father will be proud of.
Anyways, so Padma tutors Raghu and helps him learn his lessons. Initially he is temperamental and distracted but soon, we can see him engrossed in very serious and severe books! Padma's job is half-done. Raghu has gained the tag of erudition, he dresses like a normal man and talks like one, too.
So, a whole lot of things happen before happy re-union of the family members. Fights, quarrels, misunderstandings, greed, deceit and mud-slinger... Then there is renunciation of titles, hard work to earn daily meals and a happy conjugal life of a husband and wife. Watch Bahurani to unravel all the drama.
But all in all, Bahurani was a good film with compelling performances and great music. Mala Sinha ruled the show and Guru Dutt and Lalita Pawar were fabulous. Enough reasons why I sat through this one...