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Mahal (1969)

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To pay for his sister's marriage, a brother enters into a criminal conspiracy to impersonate the nephew of a wealthy male.

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Rajesh Ratanlal Dixit / Ravinath Sharma
Asha Parekh ...
Farida Jalal ...
Nurse
Abhi Bhattacharya ...
Shyam
David Abraham ...
Roopa's Dad (as David)
Sunder ...
Pyare
D.K. Sapru ...
Raja Dinanath / Badriprasad (as Sapru)
Kamal Mehra
Siddhu
Rajan Haksar ...
Motilal
Ratnamala ...
Roopa's Mom
Pratima Devi ...
Mrs. R. Dixit (as Pritima Devi)
Naina
Ram Singh ...
Ram Singh - Dinanath's Chauffeur (as Ramsingh)
R.P. Kapoor ...
Roopa's Uncle
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Calcutta-based Rajesh Dixit lives a poor lifestyle along with his widowed mother, and sister, Chanda; is employed with a male named Shyam, and spends a lot of time gambling. He is upset when he finds Chanda has been seeing a male named Ramu, however, when he goes to confront the latter, he finds him to be his childhood friend, and ends up arranging their marriage. Unable to finance the wedding reception, he enters into a criminal conspiracy with Motilal to impersonate the nephew, Ravinath Sharma, of Darjeeling's Raja Dinanath. Rajesh re-locates there, convinces Dinanath that he is indeed his estranged nephew, then woos wealthy Roopa and hopes to wed her soon. But things do not exactly turn out as he had planned - for soon the police will be not only be made aware of his real id. but they will also have evidence that he has killed Dinanath. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Like he did in Baazi, even in Mahal, Dev Anand's character frequents the casino and gambling houses where he is always lucky and wins good amount of money. See more »

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Good Musical thriller
5 December 2009 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Dev Anand plays a asst/driver serving a rich man, Shyam babu in Kolkata. A poor man that he is, falls in love with a rich man's daughter( Asha parekh) amid some comical circumstances where both play hide and seek. He borrows Rs.35000 from a mysterious stranger to play the role of an estranged brother in law to a dying rich man in Darjeeling.

What follows is a series of mysterious and baffling chain of events which plunge the hero into a deeper and ever deeper conspiracy. Good melodious songs and taut screenplay and suspense is kept up almost to the end, that makes it worth your time.

A good watch for Dev anand and Mystery film fans!


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