In the second half however, Sajan becomes an engrossing murder mystery, while Pasand Apni Apni continues with the romantic and comic strains. But on that some other day. Here we will deal with Sajan, a film that contains good doses of romance, drama, comedy and thrills.
Anyway, the romance is pretty solid and Rajni tells her mother that Ashok wants to get married to her. Ashok's rich father is also happy with the match. But there is a secret about Rajni's father that might mar her future happiness. Lajwanti (Sulochana) hides from Rajni about who her father was and what heinous crime he did. The past hits back in the form of Seth Dharamdas (Madan Puri) and is all set to crash the world around Rajni, Ashok and her mother. In the nick of time a murder takes place and increases the excitement quotient in the film. The inspector (Raj Mehra) zeroes in on three suspects who try to foil their exploits but are unable to do so. I really love how the director kept the execution taut so that the interest always stays.
The 1969 film is quite a good one. It might not have the thrills and chills as Teesri Manzil, Jewel Thief or CID, but on the whole Mohan Segal does quite a good job. At least the transition from a frothy romance to an engaging mystery is done well. Madan Puri is brilliant and Om Prakash is good. In fact, all the characters are well-etched.
Asha Parekh is very pretty and does a fine job. She is bang on target as the effervescent Rajni who will get the truth out of the wicked party. She has no qualms in telling her mother that she will not have her fool around with her future. I simply love the expressions on this woman's face. And yes, she dances some terrific dances as usual.