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Gumnaam (1965)

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Eight people are trapped on an island when their plane abandons them. They find a large mansion whose butler is expecting them. Then one by one, they die...

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Complete credited cast:
Nanda ...
Asha
Manoj Kumar ...
Anand (as Manoj)
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Barrister Rakesh
Helen ...
Miss Kitty
Mehmood ...
The Butler
Dhumal ...
Mister Dharamdas
Madan Puri ...
Dr. Acharya
Tarun Bose ...
Madhusudan Sharma
Manmohan ...
Mr. Kishan
Naina
Laxmi Chhaya ...
Masked Dancer
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After dancing together in a night club, seven young people (five men and two women) are told they have won the night's dance contest and are instructed to board a small plane that will take them to their prize holiday. Instead, they end up stranded on a small island with one of the plane's co-pilots. In search of shelter, the eight go to a mansion where they meet a sinister-looking butler who announces that he knows all them and has been expecting their arrival. After a few musical numbers, castaways begin dropping dead one by one. Who could the killer be, and will any of them escape his grasp? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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The shooting of Gumnaam began in April 1964 and ended only in January 1965 due to the busy schedules of Nanda, Pran and Helen. See more »

Goofs

At 4:19 into "Jan Pehechan-Ho", Mohammed Rafi is missing the Zorro mask he had on earlier. At 4:55, right after Laxmi Chhaya's best head shake, it's back on him. See more »

Connections

Version of Agatha Christie's 'Ten Little Indians' (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Gumnaam Hai Koi
Lyrics by Hasrat Jaipuri
Music by Shankarsingh Raghuwanshi and Jaikishan Dayabhai Panchal (as Shanker and Jaikishan)
Sung by Lata Mangeshkar
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One of the most entertaining bits I've seen...
18 November 2002 | by (Albuquerque, New Mexico) – See all my reviews

Hailing from Bollywood, Gumnaam is a true classic. No, my friends, not because of grand acting or good lighting, but how utterly horrible it is makes me laugh so hard. I watched this last Thanksgiving with most of my family, and some of us were rolling on the ground in laughter. It's like the "Plan 9" of India. Beware, fellow film buffs, and witness the most entertaining cinema piece to come out of India EVER!


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