Rupa (Zeenat Aman) grew up being cursed as "unlucky" in the village she was born in. Her mother died during childbirth. Then a kitchen accident leaves half her face disfigured. This is an artistic exploration of beauty and disfigurement, society's values and more importantly how a girl, teenager and a bride was treated during the times. Rajeev (Shashi Kapoor) the stereotype male engineer falls in love with the Rupa who has a divine singing voice, and the unscarred left cheek. When he sees the scarred cheek, after marriage, he heads off into a tizzy and continues nightly dalliance with his mistress - the beautiful cheek. Little does he realize that his wife and mistress are two faces of the same person.
Did You Know?
Raj Kapoor wanted Rajesh Khanna and Dimple to act in this film, as things dint work out, Randhir Kapoor told his father that they have an actor at home, why not take him ? The actor who was at home was none other than Shashi Kapoor. Then when Zeenat Aman heard Raj Kapoor is in search of heroine for SSS, she wore the get up of village girl and went to see Raj Kapoor and he saw her, approved of her to be the heroine of SSS. Later Raj Kapoor and Zeenat Aman apperead toghether in Abdullah, Waqil Babu & Gopichand Jasoos, which was the last release of Raj Kapoor as actor. See more
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Satyam Shivam Sundaram - Part 1
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