Meena stands in contrast to Gulabo, the prostitute. A liminal figure, an outcast, she becomes the marginalized hero's partner. In the last shot they walk away in a dim gray fog, entering a nowhereland, an unspecified space---an ending common to so many 1950s Hindi films. The film reclaims Gulabo as the hero's legitimate partner, a hooker with the proverbial golden heart. The first to recognize the worth of Vijay's iconoclastic poetry, she selflessly works on publishing it.