Monday, 23 August 2010
Sardar Ranjit Kumar is lamenting his estrangement from his daughter Yamuna (Nirupa Roy). She has married the commoner Gopal (Bharat Bhushan) and also has a son called Sunder. So he adopts a baby girl called Seema. This angers Sardar's step brother, Shankar (Madan Puri) who wants the entire share of Sardar's property and is always creating trouble for his brother. Shankar also has a son. Soon Yamuna wants to reconcile with her father and writes to him. On the day of Sardar's arrival, Shankar, fearing that the union of father and daughter will spell doom for their evil plans, sets Yamuna's home alight. While Yamuna is away, her husband suffers from an eye injury. In the chaos, Sunder is lost (and later found by a benevolent yet childless couple). Gopal becomes blind. He thinks Yamuna is dead and blames Sardar for destroying his family. He launches a search for his son. Yamuna is aghast at the catastrophe and loses her mind.
While Pyar ka Mausam borrows little from the Dev Anand starrer, it is sufficiently lifted from Dil Deke Dekho and Tumsa Nahin Dekha. Sunder seeking an employment with Sardar as his estate manager reminds me of Shammi Kapoor doing the same in Tumsa Nahin Dekha. Especially because he goes to find another Sunder already employed there (Pran in the earlier film). And this Sunder is an imposter. Shankar has disguised his own son as Sunder because he is eyeing Sardar's property. He has also sent Gopal to Bangalore for an eye-operation... This portion is a jamboree of both Dil Deke Dekho and Tumsa Nahin Dekha.
While Chehkhush nazaarey is passable, Na ja o mere humdum is haunting. Parekh sure looks sublime in that lavender getup, against those stark mountains...
The only anomaly, like in Jab Pyar and Dil Deke Dekho, is Rajindernath. His scenes are superfluous and long. He is not needed. Not here, not anywhere.