I subsequently gathered, in those times it was unthinkable that a ‘married heroine’ would desert her ‘husband’ and plunge into an adulterous relationship with an ‘unmarried hero’. I am told Waheeda took a very bold step in accepting the role which was a taboo in those days. She acted so well that it silenced her critics. That was a turning point in the contemporary Indian Cinema.
The songs ” Yahan Kaun Hai Tera ….” & ” Allah Megh Dey ….” have become virtual classics. Here was a Music Director – in S.D. Burman – who sang in his own voice. These songs merged with the theme in their totality.
Guide is probably among the best ever Indian movies produced. Some critics have rated it among the top ten. Time magazine rated it at Number Four in its list of Best Bollywood Classics during 2010.