After Paying Guest (1957), this is the best- known Dev Anand-Nutan vehicle. Two feuding millionaires, Seth Karamchand (Chattopadhyay) and Lala Jagannath (Prakash), want to build their houses in front of each other. Jagannath’s son, the architect Rakesh Kumar (D. Anand), is commissioned to construct both houses. In addition, he falls in love with Karamchand’s daughter Sulekha (Nutan). A frothy musical comedy with some classic hits such as Dil ka bhanwar kare pukar (sung by Mohammed Rafi), Yeh tanhaai hai re hai (sung by Lata Mangeshkar) and bravura song picturisations including the Dil ka bhanwara number on the steps of the Qutub Minar in Delhi, and the title song, performed by Rafi and Mangeshkar, in which an imagined Nutan appears in miniature in Anand’s whisky glass as they sing the duet.
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This was the last film in which Dev Anand and Nutan were paired together. Read More