In the meantime Amar (actually Dayal) is up to his own tricks in the house. He teaches the servants how to extract a higher salary from the stingy Durga. When the servants quit out of frustration, he even makes Durga cook. As time goes by we see Shobha getting closer to Amar while Sheela is still wary of him. It turns out that she is seeing Vijay, the younger brother of the original Dayal who is studying in a college in Bombay. Some complications arise but they are neatly evened out later.
Dayal (actually Amar) realise that the best mother for Arti would be Geeta but he is in two minds. Even though he beats up the sleazy Jaggu (Jalal Agha) for eyeing Geeta, he is not sure whether he should tell her how he feels about her.
Though the end is full of loud melodrama and the usual tears, I think this film turned out to be quite enjoyable on the whole. Coupled with good performances and lovely music, Naukar is a sweet simple film that is easy on the senses.
I'm not very fond of Jaya Bhaduri. I never thought she is very pretty and always found her a bit artificial. Here she starts off in a lacklustre way but then with time she gets into the skin of her character. Her exchanges with Sanjeev Kumar are good and she shares good chemistry with him. It's a welcome change to see her dance in that Pallu song (Asha Bhonsle and Kishore Kumar magic) something she hardly ever does.It's clever on the part of the director also to repeat her clothes. After all she is a poor servant girl and should not be seen in a fresh sari everyday!
Mehmood is definitely one of the best things to happen to this film. He is funny, endearing, loving and in good form. Only wish he would have put on so much weight. But still that magic of the earlier years has left its indelible mark.
But all said and done I thing the best part of this film is the beautiful lullaby Aankhon mein meethey meethey sapney sajaikey. R D Burman's music is really fantastic (Aya na karo is great too). This song, performed more than once in the film, is simply so smooth that it will fall like honey on your ears. Comforting and soothing, it is certainly one of the best melodies from this master music director...