Director: R.S. Choudhury; Writer: R.S. Choudhury; Cinematographer: B.S. Jagirdar; Cast: Nirmala, Karan Dewan, Yakub, Kanhaiyalal, Anand Prasad, Manju, Sunalini Devi, Jilloobai, Kamta Prasad, Chandabai, Gulab, Mehdi Raza, Bibubai, Ram Murti, Khanjar, Mohan, Tuklu, Sachin Ghosh
Summary: A successful film by Mehboob’s scenarist and ex-Imperial director R.S. Choudhury. A quasi- expressionist drama about a blind young widow, Mangala (Nirmala), who lives with her father-in- law Jaggu Chakravarty and her young sister-in-law Lali (Manju). Chakravarty wants Lali to marry Tilak (Dewan), the educated modern landlord, but instead Tilak falls for the widow. The crisis is triggered by the local gossip Baldev (Yakub) and leads to Chakavarty’s death at the hands of the villagers. When Tilak and Mangala make love in a temple, her eyesight is magically restored and she is astounded that Tilak is not her dead husband. Eventually Tilak marries Lali while Mangala resigns herself to a life of solitude.