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A newspaper editor, Shrivastav, is killed when he was about to expose the underworld links of a very rich and influential person. C.I.D. Inspector Shekhar is assigned to this case, an ... See full summary »

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Inspector Shekhar
Shakila ...
Rekha
Johnny Walker ...
Master
K.N. Singh ...
Superintendent of Police
Kumkum ...
(as Kum Kum)
Bir Sakuja ...
Dharamdas (as Bir Sakhuja)
Minoo Mumtaz
Mehmood ...
Sher Singh
Tun Tun ...
Complainant in police station (as Uma Devi)
Jagdish Raj ...
Inspector Jagdish (as Jagdish)
Sheela Vaz
Prabhu Dayal
Ramesh Sharma
Pal Sharma
Sudesh Sharma
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A newspaper editor, Shrivastav, is killed when he was about to expose the underworld links of a very rich and influential person. C.I.D. Inspector Shekhar is assigned to this case, an investigation of which leads him to suspect Dharamdas and his men. But Dharamdas spins a web of lies and deceit, and Shekhar himself becomes a suspect, and is arrested by the police, and loses his job, leaving Dharamdas and his men to carry on undeterred. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Sung by Geeta Dutt and Mohammad Rafi
Lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri
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An Entertaining Film Noire
27 May 2007 | by (Fraggle Rock) – See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed 'C.I.D.', made in Film Noire style. The suspense, the car chase, the simplicity added to the entertainment value. The background score and lighting just make up the Noire style.

Dev Anand is pretty cool as the framed C.I.D. Shakila is bubbly and Waheeda Rehman was awesome in her debut, playing a greyish character.

The songs are quite fun too. I especially liked 'Kahin pe Nigahen' and the lyrics are awesome as through these lyrics, Waheeda's character narrates the escape route to Dev Anand. The turns and twists were skillfully handled and director Raj Khosla presents them very well. No time is wasted in meaningless subplots in this fast-paced thriller. Cinematography is top notch. All in all, this is one of the enjoyable classics. You can expect good entertainment :).


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