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Shagird (1967)

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Ramesh was the "SHAGIRD" (pupil) and Professor Brij Mohan Agnihotri his master. They had taken a vow never to marry or to get entangled in any love affair.  For the Professor, who was in his mid-forties,    it was not a very difficult decision to make but how could the youthful Ramesh stick to this ordeal? He met Poonam, a simple beauty, brought up in the surroundings of nature, as fragrant as a rose, as gentle as a deer.

He met    her and    he lost. To the Professor he said, "Master, your    philosophy won't do. If you had ever seen a    beauty as innocent and as pure as Poonam, you would not be putting on these    dark glasses in the moonlit night." And that is what really happened.  When Professor saw Poonam, he took    off his dark glasses    and he opened his eyes to gaze at her enchanting beauty for the first time in his life. And as his eyes opened off went his clumsy attire and his ancestral moustaches. His grey hair turned black and the Professor now tried to join the younger set. Professor and Pupil became rivals in love. Both tried different approaches to get Poonam. 

But who won Poonam ? 

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(From the official press booklet)