On the lookout for employment, Ashok (Joy Mukherji) sees the photographs of beautiful Asha (Asha Parekh), and decides to accept employment as the estate's Manager. His expectations are shortlived as Asha turns out to be a rich, spoiled, conceited bratty young lady. To complicate matters further, Seema (Nazima), Asha's sister is attracted to Ashok. Ashok and Asha do like and eventually end up in love with each other, but Ashok's dad (Ulhas) does not approve to their marriage as he knows of Asha's parentage, a father who is an escaped convict, in jail for murder, and a mother whose profession was: prostition. Ashok himself sees Asha in her true colors when she sings and dances at a party, overly intoxicated.
Did You Know?
Evidently worried that the film's content could be used to inflame communal hostility at a time of rising tension, the makers included an unusual adjunct to the customary disclaimer by referring to faith: "The characters and parties portrayed in the film are purely fictitious and bear no relation with any living personalities or religion". The filmmakers' caution was justified. The second Indo-Pakistan war broke out the following year and major language riots erupted in South India. See more
Referenced in Ek Duuje Ke Liye
Pyaar Ki Aag Mein Tan Badan Jal Gaya
Lyrics by Hasrat Jaipuri
Music by Sachin Dev Burman
(as S.D. Burman)
Sung by Manna Dey See more