1 user

Bluff Master (1963)

| Romance
An inveterate con man falls in love and realizes the error of his ways after his mother comes to know the truth about him.



(screenplay), (story) (as Madhusudan Kalelkar) | 1 more credit »

Rani Mukerji Talks Rom-Coms, British Dramas, and More

Rani Mukerji reveals why she doesn't watch horror movies, how husband Aditya Chopra re-introduced her to "Game Of Thrones," and more about her favorite movies and shows.


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Prince (1969)
Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A rich prince who lives in luxury wants to attain inner peace. He leaves his riches to become an ordinary villager and from there on, his adventure begins.

Director: Lekh Tandon
Stars: Shammi Kapoor, Vyjayanthimala, Rajendra Nath
Musical | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In romantic Paris, two Parisians of Indian origin are in love namely Shyam or Sam and Roopa. Mystery and intrigue surround this romance, as Roopa is abducted and held by criminal mastermind... See full summary »

Director: Shakti Samanta
Stars: Shammi Kapoor, Sharmila Tagore, Sarita
Chhalia (1960)
Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The tragic-comic story of Chhalia, a naive, simple-minded young man who comes to the city and witnesses the harsh side of life; and falls in love with a young woman named Shanti, only to ... See full summary »

Director: Manmohan Desai
Stars: Raj Kapoor, Nutan, Pran
Budtameez (1966)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Shanta (Sadhana) is wealthy Rajbahadur Murthy Sagar's vivacious and uppity, orphan granddaughter. Her character is developed as pretty, haughty, aware of herself and contemptuous of ... See full summary »

Director: Manmohan Desai
Stars: Shammi Kapoor, Sadhana, Laxmi Chhaya
Action | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Monu (Mohan) and Sonu (Sohan) are the two sons of a police inspector. The kids excel in boxing. Their father gets killed by a goon following orders from Ranjit (Premnath). Mohan kills the ... See full summary »

Director: Vijay Anand
Stars: Dev Anand, Hema Malini, Pran
Professor (1962)
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Sita devi is a very strict aunt for a number of young ladies, and does not allow them to fraternize with males. Along comes Pritam disguised as an elderly Professor Khanna to break every ... See full summary »

Director: Lekh Tandon
Stars: Shammi Kapoor, Kalpana, Lalita Pawar
Teesri Manzil (1966)
Comedy | Musical | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A woman blames a nightclub drummer for the suspicious death of her sister, and seeks revenge. However, the pair work together to solve the mystery and become romantically involved, after he introduces himself under another name.

Director: Vijay Anand
Stars: Shammi Kapoor, Asha Parekh, Raj Mehra
Bluffmaster! (2005)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A conman Roy, gets dumped by his girl-friend. Then he finds out he has a fatal disease. On the verge of death, he resolves to do some good, by helping his apprentice Dittu hoodwink the mobster who hurt his (Dittu's) family.

Director: Rohan Sippy
Stars: Abhishek Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Riteish Deshmukh
Janwar (1965)
Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The wealthy patriarch of a Mumbai family learns more than wants to about his own origins after his refusal to accept his sons' chosen spouses drives them and his own wife away.

Director: Bhappi Sonie
Stars: Shammi Kapoor, Rajshree, Rehman
Junglee (1961)
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A humorless and pompous businessman goes wild when he falls in love. Now if only his domineering mother could understand his new lease on life.

Director: Subodh Mukherji
Stars: Shammi Kapoor, Saira Banu, Shashikala
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Preeti lives a wealthy lifestyle in Bombay along with her widower dad, Heerachand, and is a medical student. While on a trip to Simla, she meets and falls in love with a Casanova, Prem, and... See full summary »

Director: Manmohan Desai
Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Sharmila Tagore, Shatrughan Sinha
Latt Saheb (1967)
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A woodcutter, Jangu lives a poor lifestyle in Kashmir along with his widowed mother, who fears that he is going to die soon after Dassera. She keeps on praying for his well-being and safety... See full summary »

Director: Hari Walia
Stars: Shammi Kapoor, Nutan, Prem Chopra


Complete credited cast:
Seema (as Saira Banoo)
Niranjan Sharma
Mohan Choti ...
Mohan Choti
Rashid Khan
Charlie Walker
Jugal Kishore
Anand Joshi
Santosh Kumar
Ashok's mom


Bombay-based Ashok is a fast-talking conman who will do anything for a quick buck: cheat, steal and even sell a laundry receipt as a lottery ticket. He has, however, written to his village-based mother that he is the owner of the Taj Mahal Hotel and is very wealthy, though he lives in a small room in a chawl. Ashok meets with Seema and they fall in love. Seema has another admirer in Kumar, who will do anything to marry Seema. He arranges so that Ashok's mother comes to know the truth about her son and Ashok's carefully-constructed world of lies and deceit comes crashing down. Written by Soumitra

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis




See all certifications »




Company Credits

Production Co:

Show more on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)
See  »

Did You Know?


Shammi Kapoor was going to make a film titled "Bluffmaster" with Subodh Mukherjee. After they had a fight, Shammi Kapoor left with the films title ( Since it was his suggestion). They fought over how much Shammi should be paid for Junglee .Shammi Kapoor walked off with the title and gave the title to Manmohan Desai.He then summoned him to make a film. See more »


Referenced in Ek Duuje Ke Liye (1981) See more »


Oh Chali Chali Kaisi Hawa Ye Chali
Lyrics by Rajinder Krishan
Music by Anandji Veerji Shah and Kalyanji Veerji Shah (as Anandji and Kalyanji)
Sung by Shamshad Begum and Usha Mangeshkar
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Shake it, Shammi; smile, Pran!
28 October 2010 | by See all my reviews

Disclaimer: these comments reflect only my own tastes, feelings and ignorance. I like watching Bollywood DVDs (among other reasons), for the option to play just the songs. They often (but not always!) make more sense in the context of the plot, but what I'm really interested in are the musical numbers. If I don't like the music, I probably won't like the film. As a United Statesian, I am pretty clueless about Indian culture, except that I like watching these films. I've enjoyed watching the films of the Kapoor dynasty; Raj is my fave, but little bro Shammi is fun, too. He has a reputation as the Indian Elvis. I think this is more evident in other films where he adopts a more western style. Here the music sounds more traditionally Indian (except for the "Spanish" number), with great playback singing by Mukesh, Rafi, Lata & her little sister Usha. I wonder who did the voice for Shammi's drag number?

As far as I know, Shammi is straight, a family man and all that, but the first time I saw him, perhaps in scenes from Teesri Manzil, he set off my gaydar. I immediately suspected my cultural ignorance, but his moves can be so fey that to these eyes he looked like a big queen. Hey, I'm not knocking it! Like Elvis, he is provocative, with strange twitches. So I was delighted in this film to find he had a musical number as female impersonator. He seems to be having fun. I think the person seated almost immediately behind him in this scene may also be a man dressed in woman's clothing.

But my favorite Shammi dance number in this film is when he joins a procession singing a song about Govinda. He gets to display his abandon in a "wet" scene, and then climb a human pyramid to reach a pot.

Pran, the eternal villain, gets to do a little dancing, and in the picnic number he even smiles like he might actually be having fun, rather than his usual sadistic leer. However, he has plenty of creepy smiles in a later song when he dances with Saira Banu in the "Spanish" number, she in a fabulous gown and Pran brandishing a whip. Throughout the film his character wipes his nose with his hand, perhaps to make him more disgusting, but he did it so often that I wondered if his character was cokey. (Again, cultural bias.)

I also like the accordion in the soundtrack.

Plus, Saira sure looks cute holding a sitar, her bare toe taping in the foreground.

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Top Rated and Trending Indian Movies

Check out the Indian movies with the highest ratings from IMDb users, as well as the movies that are trending in real time.