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Pocket Maar (1956)

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Roshan lives a poor lifestyle in Bombay along with his widowed mother. His mother thinks that her son is gainfully employed but Roshan has made crime his career and picks pockets and ... See full summary »


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Complete credited cast:
Geeta Bali ...
Nadira ...
Madan Bhandari
Gope ...
Udharchand Daboo
Ramayan Tiwari ...
Sunder ...
Manglu Mama
Lalita Pawar ...
Roshan's mom
Kumud Tripathi
Bhagwan Sinha
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pratima Devi ...
Shukal's mom
Jagdish Kanwal ...
Mohan (as Jagdish Kamal)
Krishan Kumar
Minoo Mumtaz ...
Dancer / Singer


Roshan lives a poor lifestyle in Bombay along with his widowed mother. His mother thinks that her son is gainfully employed but Roshan has made crime his career and picks pockets and gambles for a living. A gangster named Shankar wants to hire him, but Roshan refuses. Then one day Roshan steals 3000 Rupees from a man named Mohan, who was about to remit this amount to his Madhopur-based widowed mother and unmarried sister, Shukal, so that they can pay off the mortgage on their residence. When the money gets stolen, Mohan kills himself. A guilt-ridden Roshan travels to Madhopur, pays off their debt, and returns home without telling anyone about Mohan's demise. Madhopur Police subsequently find out that the money was stolen from Universal Bank and start an investigation. Roshan is faced with another challenge when Shukal and Manglu Mama come to the city to meet Mohan, and both Roshan and Shukal fall in love with each other. To complicate their romance, a cabaret dancer, Rita, pretends to... Written by rAjOo (

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Average film
24 January 2006 | by (Rourkela, India) – See all my reviews

Pocketmaar is one of the genre of crime films Dev acted in. He is a small time pickpocket, but his mother (Lalita Pawar) is under the illusion that he works in a big firm which has odd working hours. Dev happens to meet the villain who makes him an offer but Dev refuses. The villain's mole (Nadira) is attracted towards Dev. One day Dev pickpockets a poor man (Mohan-probably Tiwary) who had stolen Rs.3000 from the villain to send it to his village where his mother & sister live in poverty. The money was to be given to the landlord who had mortgaged their ancestral property. Shocked by the loss of Rs.3000 Mohan commits suicide. Dev feels guilty and goes to the Mohan's village where he meets his sister, Geeta Bali and mother.. They think that Mohan has a good job in Bombay and Dev is his friend. Dev tries to tell the truth but can't. He gives the money to the landlord and rushes back to Bombay. Geeta Bali & her "mama" (Sunder) come to Bombay in search of Dev. Dev tells Geeta that Mohan has gone to a business tour and marries her. In order to trap the villain, Dev marries Nadira who has fallen in love with Dev. She tells Dev all about the villain and he is arrested. Nadira is shattered to learn the Dev has married and tells Dev's mother that he is a pickpocket. Shocked, Lalita Pawar commits suicide.

An average film.

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