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Hasina Maan Jayegi

1968 165’ col Hindi d/co-lyr Prakash Mehra pc Mangatram Films s S.M. Abbas co-lyr Qamar Jalalabadi, Akhtar Roomani, Kafeel Azar c N. Satyen m Kalyanji- Anandji lp Shashi Kapoor, Babita, Johnny Walker, Amita, Yunus Pervez, Manmohan Krishna, Niranjan Sharma, Hari Shivdasani, Sapru, Brahm Bhardwaj

Two identical look-alikes Kamal and Ramesh (Kapoor in both roles) love Archana (Babita). She loves Kamal, but often mistakes the one for the other. The evil Ramesh tries to take advantage of this resemblance to have Kamal kidnapped on the day of their marriage, but becomes the victim of his own ploy when his henchmen make the same error as everyone else. The plot expands to take in the India- China War (1962), as Kamal enlists and Ramesh once again tries to kill him. When only one of the two emerges from a muddy pond, the audience is inducted into the confusion as Archana, who initially accepts the man as her husband, starts getting suspicious and eventually has him arrested for impersonation. It is only when Ramesh reappears that the man she has been living with is revealed to be indeed her husband. Mehra (cf. Zanjeer, 1973, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, 1978) in his debut reveals only one element of his trademark plotting in this convoluted film, that of Kamal’s illegitimacy and unknown parentage.