Sanjeev Kumar, Rehana Sultan, Shakeela Bano, Manmohan Krishna...
Lata Mangeshkar, Madan Mohan, Majrooh Sultanpuri.Lata seems to have sung best ghazals for Madan Mohan.Lata at her best and Madan Mohan at his peak.
This film itself had 3 outstanding gazals and which are very popular. These are the two mellifluous gazals sung by Lata.
Rehana Sultan was quite famous during her days. No unnecessary glamour. An actress like a next door neighbour for many. That class of actresses have disappeared forever.
The film is known for best performances by its leading cast, Sanjeev Kumar and the newcomer Rehana Sultan and for its memorable songs.
Madan Mohan won his first National Film Award for music and Majrooh Sultanpuri for lyrics.
Hrishikesh Mukherjee, the film director-turned-editor of this black-and- white film won a Filmfare Award, his second after Madhumati in 1958.
(Collection by Pappula Surendranath, High Court Advocate, Hyderabad)