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Sachaa Jhutha (1970)

 |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  1 May 1970 (India)
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A penniless musician is unwittingly forced to trade places with a look-alike diamond merchant/thief causing a comedy of errors by everyone involved.

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Bhola / Ranjit Kumar
Mumtaz ...
Leena / Rita
Vinod Khanna ...
Inspector. Pradhan
Faryal ...
Ruby
Kumari Naaz ...
Belu (as Naaz)
Prayag Raj
Jagdish Raj ...
Inspector. Jagdish
Kamal Kapoor ...
Commisioner of Police
Ratnamala ...
Miss Malti Mehra (as Ratanmala)
Praveen Paul ...
Bhola's Foster Mother (as Pravin Paul)
Rashid Khan
Kirti Kumar
Viju Khote
Santosh Kumar
Jullian
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Bhola is a young musision who arrives in Bombay to try to make a living as a music player to get money for his crippled twin sister, Belu, to find a sutor to marry her. Ranjit Kamar is a wealthy businessman who moonlights as a diamond thief and smuggler who is the dead spliting image of Bhola. Bhola and Ranjit paths cross at a costume party Bhola unknowingly crashes in which Ranjit and his mistress Rita persuade the unsuspecting and naive country-bumkin Bhola to impersonate Ranjit for social engagements while the real Ranjit settles for his criminal activities, while a undercover police woman persues Bhola/Ranjit hoping to catch him in his latest thief. Written by Matthew Patay

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Shashi Kapoor refused the film because he did not want to work with Mumtaz. At the time Mumtaz was working in a lot of B Grade stunt films. Shashi did not want to work with a small heroine. See more »

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A Manmohan Desai Masterpiece
12 December 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Before he started making Bacchan blockbusters, Manmohan Desai had a try with many other good actors as well, namely Shammi Kapoor ("Bluffmaster") and Rajesh Khanna with this movie ("Saccha Juttha") amongst others.

There is a nice plot here and you can feel the Manmohan Desai touch throughout. Rajesh Khanna plays in a dual role, as a simple-tom who comes from a village into Bombay to make it big but instead falls upon his conniving double. A lot of intrigue and also good acting from Rajesh Khanna (who won a Best Actor for this film) and Mumtaz.

But to me, the voice of Kishore really steals the whole show, namely in the song "Meri Pyaari Behena". Kishore really transcends himself here and the end product is nothing but pure magic. Maestros Kalyandji Anandji are also to be commended for the composition, but the sincerity that Kishore brings to the song is nothing short of breathtaking. Not that Rafi and Lata did not have good songs (the duet "Yuhi Tum Mujse Baat" is spellbinding), but you have to understand that, at that time in his career, Kishore had reached almost perfection in his voice.

"Saccha Juttha" is a must for movie lovers with a keen ear for melody. It belongs to a golden period that isn't going to come back soon, unfortunately...


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