Director: Shankar Mukherjee; Writer: Vrajendra Gaud, Kishore Kumar, Madhusudan Kalelkar; Cinematographer: K.H. Kapadia; Cast: Kishore Kumar, Madhubala (Begum Mumtaz Jehan), Jayant, Lalita Pawar, Anoop Kumar, Chanchal, M. Kumar, Sajjan
Duration: 02:22:11; Aspect Ratio: 1.333:1; Hue: 99.860; Saturation: 0.019; Lightness: 0.287; Volume: 0.214; Cuts per Minute: 12.005; Words per Minute: 54.862
Summary: One of Kishore Kumar’s best-known comedies, containing the song exemplifying his yodelling style, Main hun jhum-jhum-jhum-jhum jhumroo. The zany stylistic melange tells the love story of the tribal Jhumroo (K. Kumar) who falls in love with the evil landowner’s daughter (Madhubala). In the end, Madhubala is shown to be the daughter of Kamli (Pawar) and Jhumroo, the son of the upper-class landowner’s friend. In the process, the film proposes the craziest notions of tribal identity in Indian cinema: one song is a variant of Tequila, another introduces rock into a Cossack dance, and the Kathmandu/Timbuctoo number sees the hero adopting a Fu Manchu look to rescue the heroine. The film has some of Kishore Kumar’s most famous songs e.g. the Jhumroo number, Thandi hawa yeh chandni suhani and Koi humdum na raha.