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Dilli Ka Thug (1958)

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A thug from Delhi is accused of killing a young boy in Bombay.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kishore Kumar ...
Kishore Kumar Sharma
Amar ...
Smriti Biswas
Madan Puri ...
Iftekhar ...
Inspector Dilip Singh (as Iftkhar)
Krishnakant ...
Kumud Tripathi ...
(as Kumud Tripathy)
Pratima Devi ...
Mrs. Sharma (as Protima Devi)
Tun Tun ...
Businessman's Wife
Bela Paramnick


After the passing of her husband, Mrs. Sharma lives an impoverished lifestyle near Daryaganj, Delhi, along with her daughter, Razia/Radha, and son, Kishore Kumar. She has managed to get Radha engaged to Inspector Mohan, and Kishore to Asha. Things change suddenly when everyone finds out that Kishore is a petty criminal - resulting in both engagements getting annulled. Hoping to shed his past, Kishore re-locates to Bombay and finds employment with Shewakram for supplying medical supplies. His mother receives news that he is now settled in his new job and both she and Radha re-locate to Bombay. Little do they know that soon she will be compelled to disown Kishore when they find out he was responsible for the death of a young boy by the name of Gopal. Written by rAjOo (

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Hum To Mohabbat Karega
Sung by Kishore Kumar
Music composed by Ravi
Lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri
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What A Charming Thug!
14 July 2007 | by (India) – See all my reviews

"Dili Ka Thug" (Trickster of Delhi) is a movie revolving around Kishore (Kumar) who gambles and tricks people to make money. On being confronted by his mother, he decides to find a job and lands one in Mumbai, where he continues wooing Asha (Nutan). Kishore's father and his friend were murdered by a notorious Anantram who now wears a mask to hide his true identity and continues manufacturing spurious medicines and also passes as Nutan's uncle. The firm employing Kishore is run by Anantram and his two henchmen-Sevakram and Bihari. Anantram goes to murder Kishore in the hospital but drops his monocle which makes Iftekhar suspicious-he manages to take Anantram's fingerprints on SohanLal's wallet and figures out the truth. What follows is a dramatic air-borne sequence where Anantram is beaten by Kishore and shot by Nutan. Kishore manages to land the aeroplane after the pilots lose their consciousness...and as they say all's well that ends well.

The first half of the movie is slow and would have been a drag but for the presence of the inimitable Kishore Kumar. The director makes up for the first half in the latter half of the movie as the events unfold quickly before the story reaches its climax. One also gets to listen to some very memorable songs-a water ballet "ye bahar ye sama, ye jhoomti jawaniyan" and then "hum to mohabbat karega.." followed by "CAT.." showing Kishore doing his hilarious earth-shaking moves and then the beautiful duet "ye ratein ye mausam.."

Its like going back in time...only by 49 years and a sad realization that none of the actors who played a pivotal role in the movie are alive but their memory lingers on (other than the singer Asha Bhonsle) (Sanjeev Logani :-))

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