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Jewel Thief (1967)

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A Police Commissioner's son comes under suspicion for being a jewel thief.

Director:

Vijay Anand

Writers:

K.A. Narayan (story), Vijay Anand
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ashok Kumar ... Arjun Singh
Dev Anand ... Vinay / Prince Amar
Vyjayanthimala ... Shalini Singh (as Vyjayantimala)
Tanuja ... Anjali Nath
Helen ... Helen
Faryal Faryal ... Julie
Anju Mahendru ... Neena
Nasir Hussain ... Police Commissioner (as Nazir Hussain)
D.K. Sapru ... Seth. Vishambar Nath (as Sapru)
Pratima Devi Pratima Devi ... Vinay's mother
Jagdev Jagdev
Jagdish Raj ... Jewel Thief's associate
Keshav Rana Keshav Rana
Prem Prakash
Jerry Mohan Jerry Mohan
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Vinay, an ordinary young man who finds himself constantly mistaken for a look-alike jewel thief named Amar. Vinay works with the police to impersonate Amar and crack his crime ring--but it seems that Amar has decided to impersonate Vinay, as well, and soon their true identities are thoroughly muddled. Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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For the lead female role, Saira Banu was approached by Dev Anand. Banu, who had earlier worked with Anand in "Pyar Mohabbat" (1966) declined the role due to her marriage to actor Dilip Kumar. See more »

Goofs

During the song "Honthon Pe Aisi Baat", Vinay and Shalu are performing for the royal couple but they are dancing with their backs turned to the couple, which is considered and insult. See more »

Connections

Followed by Return of Jewel Thief (1996) See more »

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Aasmaan ke neeche, hum aaj apne peeche
Sung by Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar
Lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri
Music by Sachin Dev Burman
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Enjoyable 1960's Suspense
14 January 2018 | by GypsiBSee all my reviews

Vinay (Dev Anand) suddenly finds himself being mistaken for another man named Amar. It then begins to seem that this Amar is a jewel thief, and Vinay's doppelganger. Vinay joins with his father, the police commissioner, to infiltrate Amar's gang to catch the thief.



The film also stars Vyjayantimala as the main love interest, and Ashok Kumar as her brother. It also features four actresses in secondary romantic roles: Anju Mahendru, Tanuja, Faryal and Helen.



This popular movie is, for the most part, an enjoyable watch. It becomes genuinely confusing--intentionally, no doubt--to keep up with who is doing what: Amar or Vinay. This adds to the feeling of suspense, as does some excellent film angles and the incidental music. It contains a great surprising plot twist. The music was average, and there are no exciting musical numbers, though it was fun to see the famous Helen dance. The costumes are mostly typical 1960's outfits, though Vyjayantimala did wear some beautiful traditional saris. The acting was more stilted than is the style today, but all the cast did well portraying their roles and creating the tense atmosphere. Despite being sometimes hard to follow--perhaps a problem due to having to read subtitles--it's easy to see why Jewel Thief was such a success and still enjoyed today.


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Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

27 October 1967 (India) See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound System)

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