Director: Moti Gidwani; Writer: Imtiaz Ali Taj; Cinematographer: M.N. Malhotra; Cast: Shanta Apte, Manorama, Ghulam Mohammed, M. Ismail, S.D. Narang, M. Ajmal, Baby Akhtar, Durga Mota, Khairati, M. Manzoor, G.N. Butt
Pancholi’s sequel to their big hit Khazanchi (1941)
is a murder mystery indicting feudal patriarchy. The tyrannical village zamindar Ganesh (Mohammed) sacks his trusty manager Raghubir (Ismail) with whose daughter Rupa (Apte) the zamindar’s son Karan (Narang) is in love. Karan is disinherited when he sides with the tenants. Unable to live with the tyranny, the tenants draw lots to kill Ganesh just when he is starting to repent his actions. Ganesh is killed with Karan’s gun and the son is arrested. Rupa then finds a clue identifying the real killer but cannot reveal it to the police inspector (Butt). Only Rambha (Akhtar), a blind woman, knows the ancestral truth that will solve the mystery.