A mere coincidence—or what?

The other day, watching Mr and Mrs 55 for the nth time, I found myself realising that it shares a few details with the equally delightful Shammi Kapoor starrer Professor (1962).

For starters, both films have a poor, unemployed hero called Pritam:

Guru Dutt and Shammi Kapoor as PritamWho’s in love with a rich girl… 

Madhubala and Kalpana as Anita and Neena respectively

Who is niece to a harridan called Sita Devi…

Aunts and nieces at daggers drawn

…played by Lalita Pawar.

Lalita Pawar as Sita Devi

Of course, the two films have completely different stories, but hey: are those mere coincidences?

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