Director: Basu Bhattacharya; Writer: Basu Bhattacharya; Producer: Basu Bhattacharya; Cinematographer: Nandu Bhattacharya; Editor: S. Chakravarty; Cast: Sanjeev Kumar, Tanuja, Dinesh Thakur, A.K. Hangal, Paresh Nanda, O.P. Kohli, Dhumketu, Lalit Rai, Atul, Subir Sen, Rainer F. Brusten, N.K. Mukherjee, Kinkar Sinha, Meena Sinha, Subhash Chowdhari, Dipti Chowdhari, Kalyan Bose, Srilekha Bose, Balkrishna Chokhani, Vimla Chokhani, R.K. Sethi, Sneh Sethi, Krishna Khanna, S.N. Banerjee, Aarti Banerjee, Ranjitsingh Duggal, Smt. Duggal, Niranjan Kedia, V.K. Singh, Smt. Singh, Badri Himmatsingka, Smt. Himmatsingka, Nilanjana Bhattacharya, Sahni, Master Jhunjhunwala, Master Roni
Duration: 02:09:12; Aspect Ratio: 1.312:1; Lightness: 0.300; Volume: 0.121; Cuts per Minute: 13.792; Words per Minute: 40.100
Bhattacharya’s best-known film after Teesri Kasam (1966) began a series of melodramas about the problems of married couples (cf. Avishkar, 1973). The newspaper editor Amar (Kumar) grows distant from his wife Meeta (Tanuja) because his new assistant is her former lover Shashi (Thakur). Amar cannot accept that his wife is no longer enamoured of Shashi. The film is part of the early FFC- sponsored ‘art-house’ cinema. It is shot on location in one of Bombay’s best-known and most expensive high-rise apartment blocks. The soundtrack rather crudely takes its cue from Godard, interrupted by radio advertising jingles, combined with the leitmotiv of a ticking clock in addition to two popular Geeta Dutt songs, Mera dil jo mera hota
and Koi chupke se aake sapne sulake.
Singer: Manna Dey
Song: Phir kahin koi phool
फिर कहीं कोई फूल खिला, चाहत ना कहो उसको