Widower Nawab Yusuf Khan lives a wealthy lifestyle in Sultanpur, British India, along with his school-going son, Shahnawaz, and a college-going brother, Aslam, When he finds out that Aslam has fallen into wrong company and is frequenting a courtesan by the name of Pheroza, he gets him to return home and arranges his marriage with Shama, who is the only daughter of Maulvi Karrimudin. On the day of the marriage, Aslam runs away, elopes and gets married to Pheroza. A devastated Karrimudin passes away, leaving his wife and Shama destitute and dependent on Mehrunisa. Aslam returns home along with Pheroza, her mom, Nadira, maternal uncle, Dilawar, and a servant, Lathan. When Shahnawaz starts to take interest in the courtesan's way of life, a disturbed Yusuf gets him enrolled in a far-off hostel, leaves the house, and wanders aimlessly until he meets with his aunt, Mehrunisa, who talks him into getting married to Shama, which he does and brings her home. On Shama's insistence, he brings ... Written by
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Chand apna safar khatam karta raha, shama jalti rahi, raat dalti rahi
Sung by Lata Mangeshkar
Lyrics by Zafar Gorakhpuri, Asad Bhopali
, Vithalbhai Patel
Music by Usha Khanna See more