Man insists on marrying Woman, although Woman says plainly and clearly that she doesn’t want to get married, to him or anyone else: she wants to dance and see the world. Then he is shocked—shocked!—when she is unhappy and feels trapped.
Man brings home snazzy America-returned Best Friend and encourages Woman to befriend him too.
Man is shocked—shocked!—when Woman likes Best Friend, who supports her hopes and dreams by staging a show for her.
Woman’s resounding success makes Man insecure and unhappy. Best Friend sees lakhs of rupees in her future (and his, too, if he plays his cards right!).
He encourages Man to drink and neglect Woman (and by now, Child). He encourages Woman’s narcissistic tendencies. Neighbors gossip.
Man realizes Best Friend’s true color(s).
Best Friend pushes Man out of train. Best Friend (and Woman, who had nothing to do with it) think Man is dead, but Man only has amnesia for six years. Man recovers his memory and avenges himself on Best Friend, who is now Woman’s manager.
Man is shocked—shocked!—that Woman herself has achieved fame and fortune as a movie star.
He is angry that Woman has put Child *gasp* into an expensive boarding school in beautiful Darjeeling.
Woman is suitably chastised. She watches Man and Child board a plane. She watches as the plane’s doors are shut, watches as the plane taxies and takes off.
Woman is sad.
But wait! Man and Child magically reappear back inside the airport!
Man’s amnesia-years adoptive Ma has intervened. Lucky, lucky Woman is forgiven and taken home.
Memsaab says: (Career-minded Woman + Angry Young Man + Greedy Gaudy Best Friend) x Stiflingly Conservative Mindset = AVOID YAAR.
Except for this song: