Poster designer : Shrikant
Printing : Dnyan Sagar Litho Press,
Bombay 4




Direction M. Sadiq

Guru Dutt (Aslam), Waheeda Rehman (Jamila),
Rehman (Nawab), Johnny Walker (Shaida)

Music / Lyrics

Ravi /
Shakeel Badayuni

Photography Nariman A. Irani

Guru Dutt Films Pvt. Ltd.





Muslim romance

Set in Muslim Lucknow, this is a tragic tale of mistaken identity and sacrifice. Nawab and Aslam are best friends. Nawab by chance sees a girl in a market place and falls in love with her. He asks Aslam to marry Jamila, a young woman whom Nawab’s mother is adamant that her son should marry. To please his friend, Aslam marries her so that Nawab can now find the girl of his dreams. It is ultimately discovered that Jamila is the very girl whom Nawab spotted by chance. The two friends are faced with a terrible dilemma.

• Directed by M. Sadiq, this black and white film has two colour song sequences. It was a big box-office hit and helped Guru Dutt to recover the losses he incurred in Kaagaz ke Phool.