Jewel Thief (1967)

 ●  Hindi ● 3 hrs 5 mins

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Hero Vinay (Anand), son of the police commissioner (Hussain), finds himself repeatedly mistaken for notorious jewel thief Amar. He is accused by Shalini (Vyjayanthimala) of being the man who had promised to marry her, and the accusation is substantiated by her brother (Ashok Kumar). Vinay masquerades as Amar to try to crack the gang, even as it appears that Amar too masquerades as Vinay, leaving the audience guessing for most of the film on the identity of the hero. Eventually Amar turns out to be a piece of fiction, created by the real thief, Shalini’s brother, who turns out not to be her brother at all. This cult movie, using concealed bars, moving walls and hidden safes, snowlifts and aeroplanes, determined the look and the fashions of much of late 60s Hindi cinema. Vijay Anand’s direction, demonstrating a greater control over colour than e.g. Guide (1965), goes well with the taut editing despite a meandering plot. Song hits include Yeh dil na hota bechara (sung by Kishore Kumar), Rulake gaya sapna mera and Hoton pe aisi baat main dabake chali aayi (both by Lata Mangeshkar).

Cast: Ashok Kumar Ganguly, Dev Anand, Tanuja Mukherjee, Vyjayanthimala Bali

Crew: Vijay Anand (Director), V Ratra (Director of Photography), Sachin Dev Burman (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Crime, Drama, Musical, Mystery, Thriller

Release Dates: 27 Oct 1967 (India)

Hindi Name: ज्वेल थीफ

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Did you know? Director Vijay Anand first offered the role played by Ashok Kumar to Raaj Kumar. Raaj Kumar decided against it due to Dev Anand being the producer and lead actor of the film. Read More
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as Arjun Singh
as Vinay
as Shalini Singh
as Neena
as Julie
as Helen
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as Police Commissioner
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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Hindi
Colour Info:
Black & White
Sound Mix:
Mono
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Tracklist
Music Label: Saregama India Limited
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04:02
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05:30
Music Director: Sachin Dev Burman
Playback Singer: Asha Bhosle
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04:21
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04:04
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04:49
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02:01
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03:55
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05:17
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04:28
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07:20
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04:58
Music Director: Sachin Dev Burman
Playback Singer: Asha Bhosle
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10:25
Goofs:
Continuity
Just after the song, "Yeh dil na hota bechara", Dev anand is standing beside Tanuja's car. The location is apparently an open place vegetation all around. When car turns to reverse and camera angle changes, the car (and Tanuja & Dev Anand) is in a street.
Trivia:
Director Vijay Anand first offered the role played by Ashok Kumar to Raaj Kumar. Raaj Kumar decided against it due to Dev Anand being the producer and lead actor of the film.