A lovely little gem of a movie from the Shakti Samanta school of romantic tragedy of the 1970s. Watch in despair as the life of the beautiful (and much underated actress) Asha Parekh spirals out of control and she seems destined never to find happiness. How will it all end?
The film also stars every mother's favourite son, Rajesh Khanna, in a fairly solid role - but he is, to some extent, acted off the screen by the wonderful Prem Chopra as the bad guy in a glorious role which is right up his street. Bindu also makes an appearance as a beautiful and very sultry nightclub dancer so you know you're going to enjoy it.
But it's the direction that makes this film a hit and has ensured that it survives the test of time. Tight, well-paced, controlled - with some playful little touches showing that the 60s hadn't entirely escaped Shakti Samanta's consciousness.
Well worth a few pounds, a decent curry and a couple of beers for a good night's entertainment with your loved one.