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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ashok Kumar ...
Arjun Singh
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Vinay / Prince Amar
Vyjayanthimala ...
Shalini Singh (as Vyjayantimala)
Tanuja ...
Anjali Nath
Helen ...
Helen
Faryal ...
Julie
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Neena
Nasir Hussain ...
Police Commissioner (as Nazir Hussain)
D.K. Sapru ...
Seth. Vishambar Nath (as Sapru)
Pratima Devi ...
Vinay's mother
Jagdev
Jagdish Raj ...
Jewel Thief's associate
Keshav Rana
Prem Prakash
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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Sukh Knight song " Jewel Thief" sampled the song " Hothon Pe Aisi Baat". See more »

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Just after the song, "Yeh dil na hota bechara", Dev anand is standing beside Tanuja's car. The location is apparently an open place vegetation all around. When car turns to reverse and camera angle changes, the car (and Tanuja & Dev Anand) is in a street. 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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one of the best thrillers of Hindi film industry!!!
29 December 2013 | by (India) – See all my reviews

The master himself Vijay Anand directs a thriller film unique in its presentation and story.Jewel Thief, released in 1967 was one of the biggest hits of that year.The thief is on the run.

It is the story of Vinay(Dev Anand) who flirts with Anjali(Tanuja),the daughter of a rich jeweller and wins the confidence and trust of her father Seth Vishambarnath(Sapru).What are his motives behind it?Is he the thief? Or is it his alleged lookalike claimed by Shalini (Vyjayanthimala) to be her fiancé,the thief? Or is it somebody else?

The film is filled with suspense and is very very unpredictable.But the film could have been faster,as it is slightly slow paced.The story,screenplay and direction by Vijay Anand is simply superb.The music,costumes,art direction,lyrics,etc, are all good.

Coming to the performances Ashok Kumar,Tanuja and Vyjayanthimala are the best.The rest of the cast that includes Helen,Faryal,Anju Mahendru, Sapru,Nasir Hussain,Pratima Devi,Jagdish Raj,Sachin, all of them have portrayed their respective roles with honesty.Dev Anand,the hero of this film though good,is too filmy and over-dramatic in his acting.It could have been better if he was more spontaneous,as this is a suspense film not a drama film.

On the overall,Jewel Thief(1967) makes for a very interesting watch.It is definitely worth spending time watching the film.Its simply superb!!


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