While the newly-weds maintain their self-inflicted vows of celibacy, Shekhar's elder brother, Mahesh (Mehmood), who is an unsuccessful and fumbling lawyer, has problems staying away from his wife, Shanti (Shobha Khote). Their comic sub plot is somewhat funny, and somewhat tedious. So, let's not waste words on that.
Things turn for the better when Sharda falls ill and Shekhar has to take care of her. Gradually she realises that her husband is a reformed man. But it takes some more time before the two can regale in their new found love. And just when that is happening with Karke jiska intezar, the police come knocking to take Shekhar away. They charge him for the murder of Hema, who was brutally killed in her house. Everyone is befuddled except Dharamdas, who actually believes that his son is capable of this heinous crime... And the legal fireworks start...
Hamrahi is not a very bad film after all. Only there are some cliches that sometimes pull it down. There is a short stint by O P Ralhan that needed development. Shashikala should have been exploited to the hilt and Rajendra Kumar should have been given a more meatier role. Instead Jamuna was harped upon--- her sorrows, her predicaments, her misfortune...blah blah!!!
The best thing about the film is how the murder mystery is sorted out. You get to see the stereotyped characters move out of their comfort zone to depict dark shades. For instance, the director etches Rajindernath in totally different shades from his popular image. Kumar is shown to be a womaniser before. That is quite a bold thing to do, considering that Jubilee Kumar had always been a Goody Two Shoes!!