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Teesri Manzil (1966)

| Comedy, Musical, Mystery
A woman blames a nightclub drummer for the suspicious death of her sister, and seeks revenge. However, the pair work together to solve the mystery and become romantically involved, after he introduces himself under another name.

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Anil Kumar Sona 'Rocky'
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Sunita
Raj Mehra ...
Sunita's dad
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Ramesh
Laxmi Chhaya ...
Bela
Neeta
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Rashid Khan ...
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Ram Avtar ...
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Haroon
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Indira Bansal
S.N. Banerjee ...
Hotel Manager (as S.N. Bannerji)
Bazid Khan
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A woman named Ruby is killed and her body is thrown off of the third floor of a building (4th floor in North America). The police are called in to investigate, and they are assisted by Anil, who was a friend of Ruby. The prime suspect in Anil's eye is Ramesh, who has been lying about his alibi, and also about his relationship with Ruby. But the police have a clue - a button from an overcoat, a button that is worth Rs.250, and it is more than likely that this coat belongs to the killer, who is very wealthy. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Director Vijay Anand later told his wife Sushma that he liked leading lady Asha Parekh's "naughtiness" so much that he repeated her in two more films. Kahin Aur Chal & Main Tere Liye. He also acted opposite her in the big hit film Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki (1978), directed by Raj Khosla. Asha, in turn, always complimented Vijay, saying that he was the "most fabulous director we ever had" See more »

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Zestful!
10 May 2007 | by (Derby, UK) – See all my reviews

This is a perfect example of Indian pop cinema from the 1960's reflecting the relentless encroachment of Western style music and beat generation dancing - however R. D. Burman composed some good tunes for this, perfectly showcasing the talents that were Asha Bhosle and Mohammed Rafi.

A woman is murdered and her old friend played by Shammi Kapoor feels obliged to help track down the culprit. As it goes it's done pretty well, but of course the music is the thing! Although I liked his older brother Raj and along with this one some of his other films too I could never understand Shammi's over-expressive style of acting or his appeal (not being a woman maybe) - imho he almost ruined some of the songs here with his mugging and jerky movements. But of course, Shammi once seen never forgotten! Favourite bit: O Mere Sona - I used to wind on and play the vid just for this just to marvel in the incredible dexterity of Asha's vocals in the asking of Shammi's forgiveness; it's much easier with the DVD! The only copy I've ever seen has a rather fluid colour, occasionally lending an unintentionally surreal atmosphere at times but not detracting from the enjoyment.

It's an inconsequential treat much better than Viva Las Vegas, but clocking in at nearly 3 hours means patience, patience I think ultimately rewarded.


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