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C.I.D. (1956)

A newspaper editor, Shrivastav, is killed when he was about to expose the underworld links of a very rich and influential person. C.I.D. Inspector Shekhar is assigned to this case, an ... See full summary »

Director:

Raj Khosla

Writer:

Inder Raj Anand (screenplay & dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dev Anand ... Inspector Shekhar
Shakila ... Rekha
Johnny Walker ... Master
K.N. Singh ... Superintendent of Police
Kumkum ... (as Kum Kum)
Bir Sakuja Bir Sakuja ... Dharamdas (as Bir Sakhuja)
Minoo Mumtaz Minoo Mumtaz
Mehmood ... Sher Singh
Tun Tun ... Complainant in police station (as Uma Devi)
Jagdish Raj ... Inspector Jagdish (as Jagdish)
Sheela Vaz Sheela Vaz
Prabhu Dayal Prabhu Dayal
Ramesh Sharma Ramesh Sharma
Paul Sharma Paul Sharma ... (as Pal Sharma)
Sudesh Sharma Sudesh Sharma
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Storyline

A newspaper editor, Shrivastav, is killed when he was about to expose the underworld links of a very rich and influential person. C.I.D. Inspector Shekhar is assigned to this case, an investigation of which leads him to suspect Dharamdas and his men. But Dharamdas spins a web of lies and deceit, and Shekhar himself becomes a suspect, and is arrested by the police, and loses his job, leaving Dharamdas and his men to carry on undeterred. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

6 April 1956 (India) See more »

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Guru Dutt Films Pvt. Ltd. See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)
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Actor Mehmood was seen in this film in a small negative role. See more »

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Spoofed in Toofan (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Bhooj Mera Kya Naam Re
Sung by Shamshad Begum
Lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri
Composed by O.P. Nayyar
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A wonderful crime-suspense
20 August 2004 | by peanutz454See all my reviews

Director Khosla's debut movie CID is regarded as one of Bollywood's best crime thriller. Khosla who was assistant director under Guru Dutt learned from his mentor the film-noir (Bombay-noir in Indian context) style and thus directed this 'must see' movie. CID is a crime-suspense movie and the Hollywood influence is showing. The movie is also remembered for songs like "Yeh Hai Bombay Meri Jaan" featuring Johny Walker. The songs is about the city of Bombay and its crooked life. Other hits include "Kahin Pe Nigahen Kahin Pe Nishana" "Aankhon Hi Aankhon Mein Ishaara Ho Gaya" "Bujh Mera Kya Naam Re Nadi Kinare Gaam Re".

The hugely successful movie will always be remembered as Dev Anand's greatest hits. I recommend it to any fan of Dev Anand or anyone interested in the history of Bollywood. Khosla went on to direct some more hits for the Navketan banner. Including Kalaa Pani and Bambai Ka Babu.

8/10 for the movie's Historical Significance in Bollywood.


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