Avec: Noorjahan, Surendra Nath, Suraiya, Leela Mishra, Anwari, Murad, Amir Bano
Réalisé par: Mehboob Khan
Musique: Naushad Ali
Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
Durée: (environ) 150 minutes
Vidéo: Format 16/9 compatible 4/3, Format cinéma respecté scope 2.35
A love-triangle romance with reformist overtones set partly in Bombay. Impoverished hero Chander (Surendra) and rich heroine Laila (Nurjehan) are childhood sweethearts separated when Laila's parents move to Bombay. Later, Chander moves there when his rich friend Prakash (Zahur Raja) finds him work in a musical instruments shop. By then, Lata has become a famous poetess going by the name of Renu and is engaged to Prakash. Lata's friend Basanti (Suraiya) falls in love with Chander but he remains true to his childhood girl and walks away into the sunset (with Basanti running after him). Although Mehboob made other triangular romances (Hum Tum Aur Woh, 1938; Najma, 1943 etc.), this film started his investigations of patriarchy, shown as masquerading under 'eternal' values (of Anokhi Ada, 1948; Andaz 1949). Musical hits including Nurjehan's best-known songs, e.g. Awaz de kahan hai (with Surendra) and the solos Mere Bachpan Ke Saathi Jawan Hai Mohabbat.