Naseem lives a poor lifestyle with his widowed mom in Lucknow, India. He is well-known for his poems, and gets invited to a contest hosted by Nawab Naseemuddin who has offered a reward of Rs.5000/- to the winner. Naseem does win this award, but is humiliated as his coat his torn. As a result he refuses to accept the price. His to-be brother-in-law Sultan, in order to hasten his sister, Mehrunisa's marriage to Naseem concocts a plan in which Naseem finds the reward buried in his yard. As a result, Naseem and Mehrunisa get married, but on the very night both find out Sultan's trick, and postpone the marriage nuptials until such time they are able to return every Paisa to the Nawab. Naseem re-locates to Bombay. Shortly thereafter his money-orders start arriving and within a few years the amount to be returned is almost accumulated. Then the family receive news that there was an explosion in the shipyards where Naseem works, about 300 people are killed, and Naseem is believed to be dead ... Written by
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S.U. Sunny died after production had started and the credits include the following dedication : "In loving memory of the grand gentleman who started this film with all his resourcefulness and dedication to work, we humbly dedicate Palki to the Late S.U. Sunny" The credits also include a photographic portrait of S.U. Sunny over which a voice says in Hindi "The whole world was listening enthusiastically but I got lost in thoughts while telling the story". See more
Aye Shehr-e-Lakhnao Tujhe Mera Salaam Hai
Lyrics by Shakeel Badayuni
Music by Naushad
(as Naushad Ali)
Sung by Mohammad Rafi See more