Movie : Sohni Mahiwa (1958)
Star Cast : Nimmi, Bharat Bhushan, Om Prakash, Mukri, Achla Sachdev, M. Kumar, Chand Burke, Lotan
Director : Raja Nwathe,
Produced By : J.N.Choudhary,
Music : Naushad
Singers : Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammad Rafi
Plot : In a village along the Chenab River in Punjab, there was a potter Tulla who created the most lovely earthenware pots in the region. He had a daughter who was so preety that she was given the name Sohni.As
Sohni grew up, she helped her father decorate his pots.Shahzada Izzat Baig, a rich trader from Bukhara (Uzbekistan), came to Punjab on business and halted in the town of Gujrat. Here he saw Sohni at the shop and was completely smitten. Sohni too lost her heart to him.Instead of returning to Bukhara with his caravan, the noble-born Izzat Baig took up the job of a servant in the house of Tulla. He would even take their buffaloes for grazing. Soon, he came to be known as Mehar or "Mahiwal" (buffalo herder).When the people got to know about the love of Sohni and Mahiwal, there was a commotion within the Kumhar community. It was not acceptable that a daughter from this community would marry an outsider, so her parents immediately arranged her marriage with another potter.Fatta anothe potter thought actually a wrestler had Sohins image in a part of his heart also and it was therfor very natural that he grew jealous of Mirza Izzatbeg and he could not stand the progress of love between Izzatbeg and Sohni.This increased the fire of jealousy in the heart of Fatta who with the help of his comrades attacked Mahiwal on the eve of Baisakhi and taking him to be dead threw him acorss the river Chinab.