Rahul Dev Burman creates an angstful question that drowns in melodic sorrow. A question that’s for our times, and also for and on his behalf.

In this 1970 outing, director Shiv Kumar makes an unbelievably lame and unintentionally comic contribution to Hindi cinema, combining family drama, a spy caper, and coming up a cropper. Composer Rahul Dev Burman, painting out a silver lining with his score, comes to the heroic (and hero’s) rescue.