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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 ...
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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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THE ORIGINAL Indian CULT film!
14 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here it is, India's first and greatest cult film! It's a great film no doubt but it has some really bizarre stuff that has to be seen to be believed!! The tribal dance by the sea is a real treat! The resurrection of Colombo is incredible! The songs by the incomparable R.D. Burman are fabulous and so is the haunting background score, some of which is available on the CD release of the music. The roles of John Saxon and Sylvia Miles are unforgettable. The film itself suffered badly at the box office when it first came out due to over-hype and the fact that the main theme of the film didn't connect with the masses - lack of nativity. Folks, do yourself a favor right now! Rent this film and watch it. It is unlike any Bollywood film you'll ever see.


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