Director: Nitin Bose; Writer: Nitin Bose, Sailajananda Mukherjee, Binoy Chatterjee, Sudarshan; Producer: B N Sircar; Cinematographer: Nitin Bose; Editor: Subodh Mitter; Cast: K.L.Saigal, Leela Desai, Najamul Hussain, Shiraz Farooque, Nemo, Devbala, Manorama, Elias Chowla, Jagdish Sethi, Dhumi Khan, Boken Chatto, Bhanu Bannerjee, Indu Mukherjee Girdhari lal Ved, Prithviraj Kapoo, Vikram Kapoor
Duration: 01:15:49; Aspect Ratio: 1.333:1; Hue: 85.332; Saturation: 0.046; Lightness: 0.289; Volume: 0.220; Cuts per Minute: 7.861
Summary: Made at the invitation of the governmental Tuberculosis Fund in the contest of Lady Linlithgow's immunisation programme. Mohan (Saigal), a radio singer, and Kedar (Najam), a doctor, both love Geeta (Desai). Mohan falls ill and makes way for Kedar, who eventually marries Geeta. After wandering in a delirium, Mohan is admitted to a sanatorium where he is cured of TB. He is then employed in the same institution. In a campaign to set up more sanatoria, Mohan agrees to sing on the radio (the film's song hit Pankhi aaj kon katha koi) to raise funds while Kedar persuades Geeta to give a dance recital. Geeta hears Mohan's broadcast and rushes to him followed by Kedar. To heighten the emotions for the climax of the story, Geeta has a bad accident and is admitted to the very sanatorium where Mohan works. The Hindi version was a major hit and and led to a virtually identical Bengali remake. Seen today, however, it appears hopelessly dated, stringing together shots of carefully lit inividual figures but indicating no control over its rambling narration.