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Dhuan (1981)

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A stranger enters a widower's life claiming to be the brother of her dead husband, but she denies he ever existed.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rakhee Gulzar ...
Gayatri Saxena
Mithun Chakraborty ...
Inspector Sunil Verma
Ranjeeta Kaur ...
Sheela (as Ranjeeta)
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Padma Khanna ...
Amjad Khan ...
Sunil's boss
Abhi Bhattacharya ...
Sheela's father
Goga Kapoor ...
Police Commissioner
Lakshmi ...
Laxmi
Sudhir Pandey ...
Inspector Pandey
Mukhtar Ahmed
Mohammed Ali ...
(as Mohd. Ali)
Anand
Vinod Arora
Azad ...
Mangu
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A stranger enters a widower's life claiming to be the brother of her dead husband, but she denies he ever existed.

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Hollywood remake
12 September 2010 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

You were asking from which Hollywood movie has this been copied from, well the answer is: Chase a Crooked Shadow (1958) . I haven't yet watched this film completely but only till the half or so...so far it seems tight and interesting .I have seen the Hollywood one...a movie you will always remember. Intriguing story, 'look behind you' thrills, 'face at the door' shocks, solid acting, a great 'twist in the tale' and haunting guitar music.It may have been cheaply made and studio bound but it just goes to prove you can't beat a good story and ... a memorable tune. Enjoy, because they don't make them like that anymore.That situation is a simple one plot-wise. A menacing stranger (with equally menacing friends) has intruded into a wealthy woman's life purporting to be her long dead brother. But is he or isn't he? She is quite sure he isn't. She turns to the police and to her Uncle Chan for help, but none seems to be forthcoming. End of plot...or is it? I may be wrong (although I don't think so), but I fancy I've also seen the same footage of the "car careering down the mountain road" scene in another totally different movie, but for the life of me I can't remember the name of it. Maybe some one can help me out? This little black and white thriller keeps the guesswork and the suspense right through to the last. Every time I see it I wonder just how Alfred Hitchcock would have approached it. Differently no doubt, but I don't think he would have done any better. It's just fine as it is. Watch it and see.


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