Bhola (Sunil Dutt), an innocent young man lives along with his mama, (maternal uncle) Kunwar Pratap Singh (Om Prakash). Bhola gets enraged by the fact that Pratap Singh was looking for a girl to marry while his wife (Bholas mami) was still alive. Angry, he leaves to live along with his mami (Prataps wife). There he finds a beautiful neighbor Bindu (Saira Banu) and falls in love with her. But Bindu was a short tempered girl and gets annoyed by Bhola.
Vidyapati (Kishore Kumar), Bholas friend and mentor comes to his rescue and spies on Bindu.Bindu moves close with her music teacher Master Pillai/Masterji who is a madrasi (Mehmood), though he wasnt much impressive. Vidyapathi finds out that Bindu loves music very much and thats the reason why she moves close with Pillai. He tries to make maestro of Bhola but fails. He later devises an idea to give voice to Bhola in the background while Bhola copies him in the front.
Their plan succeeds and Bindu slowly starts to fall for Bhola, much to the disapproval of Pillai.But on one fine day Bindu finds out their drama and gets enraged. She agrees to the marriage proposal of Kunwar Pratap Singh though she knew that he was old and uncle of Bhola. Vidyapathi and his gang goes to Pratap Singh and make him to cancel the match by telling him about Bholas love. This further enrages Bindu who decides to marry Pillai, just to get even with Bhola.
Bhola finds no other way to stop the wedding and at last Vidyapathi comes up with an idea of Bholas fake suicide. They arrange a suicide scene and start to shout that Bhola killed himself. Bindu gets deeply shocked and tries to wake him up. Vidyapathi tells her that love could bring the dead back and encourages her to try hard. After some more acting, Bhola wakes up as from the other world and embraces Bindu.
Pillai also gets shocked to see the power of love and happily gets aside. In climax Bhola mami and mama also reconcile and bless the newly wed couple.
Sunil Dutt, Mehmood, Saira BanuKishore Kumar, Om Prakash, Dulari, Raj Kishore, Sunder, Agha, Jankidas
Mehmood, N. C. Sippy
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