The 1949 film Ek Thi Ladki was a suspense drama wrapped in humour. Directed by Roop K. Shorey, the film stars Meena Shorey and Motilal in lead roles. They were supported by actors like Bharat Bhushan, I.S. Johar, Agha, Shakuntala, and Kuldeep.
Though the film is low-budget the effort taken by the crew is commendable as reflected in the earthquake scene.
Ek Thi Ladki was also a musical hit with singers like Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammad Rafi rendering their beautiful voice. Music composed by a lesser known music director Vinod. The famous Punjabi song "'Laara Lappa Laara Lappa Layi Rakhda" became a sensation that Meena Shorey came to be known by the name ‘laara lappa girl.’