Widowed Radha lives in rural India circa 1960s, along with two sons, Bharat and Puran. While she would like to educate her sons, and ensure that they lead good lives, she cannot do so on her own, and must sacrifice the career of one son so that the second can achieve this goal. For this purpose, Bharat willingly sacrifices his life, toils hard so that Puran can get a decent education, which he does, excels in his studies, and also goes abroad. The family is very pleased, when Puran returns, hoping that he will ensure that they all live happily in India. But the man they know as Puran has been replaced by a cruel, self-serving man who now calls himself Kumar, and whose one goal is to usurp and divide the family property, so that he can continue to live a comfortable life. "Kasme vaade pyar wafa sab, baaten hai, baaton ka kya, koi kisika nahin, yeh jhootey naahtey hai, naahton ka kya..." by Manna Dey, continues to be popular even today, which translated means that "Promises, faith, love... Written by
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Leading lady Asha Parekh
had an image as a dancing heroine. Star and filmmaker Manoj Kumar
wanted to change her image, since she was playing a doctor promoting planned parenthood, so he gave her only two dance moves in the entire film. See more
Spoofed in Jab Tak Hai Jaan
"Aayi Jhoomke Basant"
Sung by Asha Bhosle
, Mahendra Kapoor
, Manna Dey
Music composed by Kalyanji-Anandji
Lyrics by Prem Dhawan See more