Taking place almost entirely over the course of one stormy night, a woman is terrified when an accused murderer escapes from a mental hospital and seeks refuge in her home.

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Sujit Kumar ...
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Renu
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Lala Nazir
Amrit
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Dilip Roy is a Painter by profession and makes his living selling his paintings. He gets married to beautiful Sushma, who would like him to spend more with her than on paintings. When they get invited to their anniversary party, Sushma is all set, but Dilip must complete his painting, Sushma is displeased and snatches his paint brushes from his, an argument ensues, and Dilip grabs Sushma by the neck and chokes her to death. Sushma's sister, who witnesses this, calls the police, who arrive and arrest Dilip for murder. Dilip is produced before the courts, where he is sent for psychiatric evaluation to the care of Dr. Trivedi. However, Dilip escapes from this institute and breaks into a house with a lone married woman, Rekha, in it. Dilip decides to hole up here for sometime. Meanwhile the police have been informed, believing him a danger to others, they have launched a manhunt. Dilip decides to remain in Rekha's house for sometime until the police leave the area. What Dilip does not ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Based on the English film Signpost to Murder (1964), it was adapted into a screenplay in seven days, shot in 28 days and released in a record three months. The director had wanted a inexpensive quickie film as his big budget film Aadmi Aur Insaan (1969) had stopped production because it's heroine Saira Banu was having surgery. See more »

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good movie
2 November 2006 | by (Nepal) – See all my reviews

This movie can be regarded as suspense and thriller.I liked this movie very much when I watched it about 15 years ago on television.I think to some extend the story is based on the episode "Fog Closing In" of the TV serial Alfred Hitchcock presents.But in case of Hindi movies at that time this story was fresh and thriller.The actor of this movie rajesh kahanna did excellent job as the accused murderer of wife and also nanda's acting was also superb.I think this sort of thriller and suspense movie should be made in bollywood if they want to make good thriller movie.The direction by yash chopra is also superb.If you get chance to watch this movie please don't miss.My vote is 8 out of 10 for this movie.


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