Director: A.R. Kardar; Writer: A.R. Kardar, Begum Ansari; Producer: Shiraz Ali Hakim; Cinematographer: Kukde; Editor: M S Haji; Cast: Bimala Kumari, B. Nandrekar, Sitara Devi, Yasmin, Putlibai, Ashraf Khan, Nazir, Yakub, K.N. Singh, R. Wasti, Mirza Musharraf, Jamunabai, Ram Avatar
The naive Saroop (Nandrekar) romantically renounces earthly pleasures under the influence of a sadhu (Ashraf Khan). Arrested at a fairground and jailed, fellow convicts change his view of the world. Working in the prison’s garden, he meets the superintendent Sohanlal’s (Nazir) daughter Durga (Kumari), who was married as a child to a boy now believed dead. Ranjit (Singh) covets her and on her wedding day to the nasty Ranjit, it is discovered that Saroop was her child-husband. Kardar’s fascination with sexually deviant behaviour and the violence just below the surface of reformism (cf. Pagal
, both 1940) is manifest in one of his first Bombay films.