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Shalimar (1978)

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On the run from the police, S.S. Kumar, a thief, comes across a private invitation to the island of Sir John Locksley addressed to Raja Bahadur Singh. When the Raja is shot, Kumar takes him... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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S.S. Kumar
Zeenat Aman ...
Sheila Enders
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Sir John Locksley
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Countess Rasmussen
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Col. Columbus
O.P. Ralhan ...
K.P.W. Iyengar (Romeo)
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Dr. Bukhari
Prem Nath ...
Raja Bahadur Singh
Shreeram Lagoo ...
Tolaram (as Dr. Shriram Lagoo)
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Dance Teacher
Clyde Chai-Fa ...
Dogro
M.B. Shetty ...
Tribal Chief
Phunsok Ladhakhi ...
(as Phansok Ladakhi)
Anita ...
Tribal Dancer
Jayamalini ...
Tribal Dancer (as Jaya Malini)
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On the run from the police, S.S. Kumar, a thief, comes across a private invitation to the island of Sir John Locksley addressed to Raja Bahadur Singh. When the Raja is shot, Kumar takes him to a nearby hospital, dons a Sikh's turban, poses as the Raja's son and goes to the private island of John. Also attending are K.P.W. Iyengar, Dr. Bukhari, Colonel Columbus, and Countess Rasmussen. A stunned Kumar finds out that all of these invitees are master criminals and gangsters. Kumar's guise does not fool anyone, including his former sweetheart, Sheila Enders, nevertheless John permits him to stay on, as he feels that Kumar's career, though an amateur, is consistent with those already present. The reason why John has invited them is to find a successor to take his place as he is dying of cancer. He feels that one of his invitees can be trusted to take his place and for this he has arranged for them to steal a diamond (Shalimar) worth 135 crores of rupees. This gem is placed in a secure ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Rated PG-13 for some violence and brief sexuality | See all certifications »
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31 December 1978 (India)  »

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Raiders of the Sacred Stone  »

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For this co-production between India and the USA, scenes were shot in both English and Hindi. Dubbing in post production was was used where language was a barrier. See more »

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Referenced in Shootout at Wadala (2013) See more »

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Hum Bewafa
Music by Rahul Dev Burman
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
Performed by Kishore Kumar
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Oddly appealing
8 June 1999 | by (Copenhagen, Denmark) – See all my reviews

Let's not beat around the bush: this is a bad film.

The storyline is frankly weird, the pacing is choppy, the cinematographic style is erratic, and the film generally bears all the hallmarks of the Asian film genre - that is, it was obviously produced for an uncritical audience.

All the same, there is something oddly appealing about it. The sheer awfulness of the acting and the script fade into the background as one is dragged, almost against one's will, into the film's Dungeons-and-Dragons-like storyline.

Camp, curious, captivating. I can't help but like it, in spite of myself.


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