20 February 2008 | HeadleyLamarr
I had really fond memories of this film but on revisiting it I was actually taken aback at how many problems it had.
The bad: 1. Shashikala played a most exaggerated character and got annoying after a while, plus she acted 18-20 years old and was clearly an older woman.
2. The story was melodramatic and exaggerated.
The good: 1. It is a Hrishikesh Mukherjee film - loaded with pluses.
2.Sharmila was awesome as Uma - the traumatized silent girl; she was beautiful and extremely competent at showing emotions without words.
3.Dharam was best in the idealist roles. Here he is just so good - often seen in a singlet with holes, and never stylish but always full of his own inimitable style.
4. Tarun Bise, David, Deven Varma all did a good job.
5. The music was fantastic - Bheegi Bheegi fiza, Yaa dil ki suno duniya waalon, Aisi bhi baatein.
On balance a good film, watchable for the lead pair, the songs, but surprisingly not one of the best from the maestro.