We left our heroine Rita dangling over sudsy hot pink lava as a giant ape menaced the rest of her traveling companions.
Fortunately, the giant ape simply walks away. Yes—he just turns and walks away, as if to say: these tiny humans aren’t worth my trouble. Perhaps he’s miffed because everyone’s attention has turned to the hapless Rita. (My guess is that the inherent plot complications became too thick for the director to cope with.)
Ajit is lowered by a rope and rescues our fair heroine.
She’s grateful and rewards him with more romantic singing by a lovely waterfall. Next they encounter a village which has been devastated: houses have collapsed, and there are dead and injured people lying everywhere. Everyone except Jagdish sets to work rescuing and patching up the injured; then Jagdish and Ajit have an argument. Although the specifics of it escape me, I’m pretty sure I’d be on Ajit’s side. Everyone else seems to be too.
Jagdish goes storming off on his own, and shoots some poor guy in the back. There’s no time to fret over this because the film cuts abruptly to a cave of some sort. It’s populated with assorted scientific-looking stuff (more bubbling vials, and neon-lit atomic models), a brawny lab assistant dressed like Tarzan, and KN Singh wearing a pink apron. It would seem that we’ve arrived at our destination.
Dr. Sharma seems as thrilled as I am when KN identifies himself as Dr. Cyclops (not his real name, which I couldn’t catch). Apparently Cyclops was quite famous and also presumed dead, but that’s about all I glean from the conversation. He invites them to stay, and Chandu (the Comic Side Plot) meets his soul mate Tun Tun.
At dinner they all talk endlessly about stuff (blah blah), until Shobha (Helen) walks in. She is gorgeous! Ajit appears to think so too, which doesn’t escape Rita’s notice.
After dinner Ajit and Rita find time to snuggle, until they hear a man screaming. They follow the screams and see Cyclops injecting some poor guy laid out on a table. Shobha stops them from interfering but won’t explain why. When Ajit meets her later she tells him something that astonishes him (again, no idea what). He tells her that he’ll help her (I think), and she takes his hands gratefully.
But Rita happens upon them together, gets the wrong idea, and runs away.
The sets just keep getting better and better: giant mushrooms and mammoth tusks! Rita falls and hits her head…and dreams that she and Shobha are competing for Ajit’s attention with a dance. I love the smug look on his face! It’s a lovely duet, and one of my all-time favorite Helen numbers (“Tumko Piya Dil Diya”).
Luckily when Rita wakes up, Ajit is at her side and they make up.
Ajit passes on the info he got from Shobha to Kapoor as Jagdish eavesdrops on them. Shobha (now dressed as the Swiss Miss) leads the group to a secret entrance in a rock wall. They are in for several big surprises.
Not only is Godzilla chained up in there (and Godzilla babies! which I sadly couldn’t get a good screen cap of), but Jagdish has ratted them out to Cyclops, who arrives and takes Rita hostage. Jagdish ties the rest of them up, and then he and Cyclops each take turns trying to convince a naturally reluctant Rita to marry them.
She finally agrees to marry Cyclops when he threatens first to miniaturize her father (he makes one of his previous small victims do a little dance), and second to push him into a snake pit.
Cyclops carts Rita off to get started on their wedding, and Jagdish consoles himself by freeing Shobha and making her dance for him (a very pretty song called “Yeh Rangeen Mehfil”).
Ajit, Kapoor, Dr. Sharma and Chandu are all left hanging by their wrists in a dungeon-like cave.
Can they escape? Where has Cyclops taken Rita? Will they be in time to prevent her from having to marry him? Will anybody ever figure out what is going on? Are there any more spectacular sights waiting for us?
Here’s a hint:
I suppose if someone wants to subtitle this, I wouldn’t mind. But I don’t see how any story—even if it were coherent and compelling, which I seriously doubt—could improve upon the zany eye candy.
The director of this crazy nonsense, Mohammed Hussein, also directed Aaya Toofan. I think that says it all.