…which is also one of my favorite Helen songs (helped by good music from Ravi and wonderful singing by Rafi).

In this one, the wife being abandoned is played by Meena Kumari, who briefly gets to parody her role in Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam.  Helen, by the way has another dance at the opening of Vaasna, corrupting the Raaj Kumar character’s son.  Meanwhile, Padmini is in both films too, but in Kaajal, she is paired up with Dharmendra, who is supposed to be Meena’s sort-of-adopted brother (though that changes a little when we get to see one of those crazy out-of-a-hat plot twists near the end).  These mid-60s Bollywood films play off each other so much, it’s almost incestuous!

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