Desai’s Khanna hit was, together with e.g. Hum Dono (1961) and many others, an example of the popular ‘double role’ Hindi films. Good guy and village simpleton Bhola (R. Khanna) looks like the gangster Ranjit (also R. Khanna). Ranjit uses the resemblance to deceive the police until Bhola finally gets wise and impersonates Ranjit, leading to the gangster’s downfall. The film includes a highly sentimental subplot about Bhola’s reciprocated love for his disabled sister (Naaz) with the Kishore Kumar number Meri pyari bahenia.
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The film was initially titled Dil Sachcha Chehra Jhoota. Read More