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Inder Raj Anand (screenplay)
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Dev Anand ... 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
Prem Mubarak
Shyam Kapoor

Waheeda Rehman ... Kamini

Directed by
Raj Khosla 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Inder Raj Anand  screenplay & dialogue

Produced by
Guru Dutt .... producer
Original Music by
O.P. Nayyar 
Cinematography by
V.K. Murthy (photography) (as V.K. Murty)
Anwar Pabani (photography) (as Late Anwar)
Film Editing by
Y.G. Chawhan 
Art Direction by
G.V. Divker  (as G.V. Divkar)
Biren Nag  (as Biren Naug)
Costume Design by
Bhanu Athaiya  (as Bhanumati)
Makeup Department
Jayant .... assistant makeup artist
Babu Rao .... makeup artist
Production Management
S. Guruswami .... production in charge (as Guru Swamy)
G.L. Kashmiri .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pramod Chakravorty .... assistant director (as P.K. Chakravorty)
B. Padmanabham .... assistant director (as Padmanabh)
Bhappi Sonie .... assistant director
Ravi Khanna .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
M.D. Moses .... assistant camera (as Moses)
K.G. Prabhakar .... assistant camera (as Prabhakar)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ramlal Maheswari .... costume assistant (as Ramlal)
Editorial Department
G.R. Narveker .... film processing (as G.R. Narvekar)
E.G. Shinde .... assistant editor
Music Department
Shamshad Begum .... playback singer (as Shamshad)
Asha Bhosle .... playback singer
Mukul Bose .... song recordist
Sebastian D'Souza .... music assistant (as Sabastian)
Geeta Dutt .... playback singer
G.S. Kohli .... music assistant (as Kohili)
Mohammad Rafi .... playback singer (as Mohd. Rafi)
Majrooh Sultanpuri .... lyrics (as Majrooh)
Other crew
Zohra Segal .... dances (as Zohra Saigal)

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Additional Details

146 min
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)

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13 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
A wonderful crime-suspense, 20 August 2004
Author: peanutz454 from India-Canada

Director Khosla's debut movie CID is regarded as one of Bollywood's best crime thriller. Khosla who was assistant director under Guru Dutt learned from his mentor the film-noir (Bombay-noir in Indian context) style and thus directed this 'must see' movie. CID is a crime-suspense movie and the Hollywood influence is showing. The movie is also remembered for songs like "Yeh Hai Bombay Meri Jaan" featuring Johny Walker. The songs is about the city of Bombay and its crooked life. Other hits include "Kahin Pe Nigahen Kahin Pe Nishana" "Aankhon Hi Aankhon Mein Ishaara Ho Gaya" "Bujh Mera Kya Naam Re Nadi Kinare Gaam Re".

The hugely successful movie will always be remembered as Dev Anand's greatest hits. I recommend it to any fan of Dev Anand or anyone interested in the history of Bollywood. Khosla went on to direct some more hits for the Navketan banner. Including Kalaa Pani and Bambai Ka Babu.

8/10 for the movie's Historical Significance in Bollywood.

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