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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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In 1992 a similar film was made in Marathi known as Zapatlelya Bhetavar staring well known actor Sachin Khedekar in lead,but the it had some changes like group of college students going to a deserted spot. See more »

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When the Butler writes on the chalkboard in the kitchen, the writing repeatedly changes between shots. See more »

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Version of Ten Little Indians (1989) See more »

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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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Unusual musical sequences out of place in routine triller
17 October 2001 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Interested in all things related to Ghost World after seeing that great unhyped movie last summer, I recently stumbled across Gumnaam which was available via Indiaweekly.com at a very reasonable price. It arrived yesterday, and I had intended to pop it in the DVD player just to check it out for a minute or two -- instead I was drawn in, and watched the entire 2 1/2 hours straight through.

This colorful movie is basically a routine thriller in which each member of a group of strangers is mysteriously murdered, one after another, until we find out who is ultimately responsible and why. What makes this movie stand out are the very unusual musical numbers, especially the first one entitled "Jaan Pehechaan Ho" which was featured prominently in the opening sequence of Ghost World. I can't recommend this movie overall, but that one particular bizarre Sixties Hindu rock dance number is worthy of praise. Thank you, Ghost World!


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