I must find this movie sometime – fine songs by Shankar Jaikishan, and wonderful dances too.
These are the Vajifdar sisters. They were bharatanatyam dancers. The better known sister, Shirin, was also a dance teacher and critic, and she was married to the writer Mulk Raj Anand. (I don’t really know anything about the other sister…) Aren’t they great? The vocals are by Lata and Asha.
[Note (made much later): My initial description above was not entirely accurate, and it is unfortunate that I did not correct it right after seeing the very informative comments submitted later by Khurshid Vajifdar’s daughter, Jeroo Chavda. The sisters who perform in this scene are Roshan (on the left) and Khurshid (on the right). Shirin is the choreographer. Please do read the comments below this post, as well any more recent posts in this blog about the Vajifdar Sisters.]
And here’s a beautiful song sung by Lata on a 15-year-old Helen:
This is a nice dance, too, by Cuckoo: