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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
Sabina ...
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Rashid Khan ...
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Ram Avtar ...
Laughing Passenger (as Ram Awtar)
Haroon
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Police Inspector
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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Dekhiye saahibon woh koyi aur thi
Sung by Mohammad Rafi and Asha Bhosle
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Gross Entertainment
20 January 2006 | by (India) – See all my reviews

This movie is one of the landmarks in the history Hindi Cinema. For 158 minutes the audience is enthralled by a spellbound plot, music, dance, songs and suspense saga. The performance of Shammi Kapoor, Helen, both Prems, Iftikar and Rashid Khan is classic. Even during the 5 mt brief intermission, the cine-goer prefers to be glued to his seat lest the entry of Premnath, immediately after the intermission be missed.

Comedy is at its zenith. The entry of Kapoor on the New Delhi Rly platform and his extraordinary style of walking is mind boggling.

Even 40 years down history, its music and songs are as hit as they were when the first gramophone records were released in 1965. I remember people queuing before the radios in shops and halt in the streets when the songs were played. Needless to say, not a single Wednesday program of Binaca Geetmala in 1966 thru 1968 was aired without a Shammi number either from Teesri Manzil, An Evening in Paris and Bhramachari.

The music, drama, settings and perspiring expressions of Kapoor during the climax of accidentally locating the intriguing "gem-studded coat-button " is scary, hair raising and traumatic.

A film for all classes and all age.


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