7.5/10
515
4 user 2 critic

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)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Jewel Thief (1967)
Crime | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A Police Commissioner's son comes under suspicion for being a jewel thief.

Director: Vijay Anand
Stars: Ashok Kumar, Dev Anand, Vyjayanthimala
Pyaasa (1957)
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A talented but indigent poet Vijay struggles for love and recognition in this selfish world.

Director: Guru Dutt
Stars: Mala Sinha, Guru Dutt, Waheeda Rehman
Guide (1965)
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

When mistaken to be a sage by some villagers, an ex-tour guide reflects on his past and lost love to search for spiritual wisdom to guide the villagers.

Director: Vijay Anand
Stars: Dev Anand, Waheeda Rehman, Leela Chitnis
Teesri Manzil (1966)
Comedy | Musical | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A woman blames a nightclub drummer for the suspicious death of her sister, and seeks revenge. However, the pair work together to solve the mystery and become romantically involved, after he introduces himself under another name.

Director: Vijay Anand
Stars: Shammi Kapoor, Asha Parekh, Raj Mehra
Woh Kaun Thi? (1964)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

One stormy night, a doctor offers a ride to a ghostly woman he meets on the side of the road. Later, he discovers his intended bride is identical in appearance to the ghost. Who was she and why does she haunt him?

Director: Raj Khosla
Stars: Sadhana, Manoj Kumar, Parveen Choudhary
Madhumati (1958)
Musical | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

While driving his car on a rainy night, Anand's car breaks down, and he goes to seek shelter in a nearby house. He is let into the house by the servant, and he is permitted to stay until ... See full summary »

Director: Bimal Roy
Stars: Dilip Kumar, Vyjayanthimala, Johnny Walker
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Three woman-hating brothers face changes in their respective lifestyles when two of them fall in love.

Director: Satyen Bose
Stars: Ashok Kumar, Madhubala, Anoop Kumar
Action | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Monu (Mohan) and Sonu (Sohan) are the two sons of a police inspector. The kids excel in boxing. Their father gets killed by a goon following orders from Ranjit (Premnath). Mohan kills the ... See full summary »

Director: Vijay Anand
Stars: Dev Anand, Hema Malini, Pran
Namak Halaal (1982)
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Brought up by his grandfather, Arjun Singh moves to the city in search of a new job and life. While in the city he meets Bhairon who helps him find a job as a singer in a 5-star hotel owned by Raja.

Director: Prakash Mehra
Stars: Waheeda Rehman, Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan
Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A lowly servant, Bhootnath gets close to the wife of his employer, and narrates her story through his eyes and perspective.

Director: Abrar Alvi
Stars: Meena Kumari, Guru Dutt, Rehman
Gumnaam (1965)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

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...

Director: Raja Nawathe
Stars: Nanda, Manoj Kumar, Pran
Abhimaan (1973)
Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A popular singer convinces his new wife to enter show-business, but his pride is wounded when she outshines him.

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri, Asrani
Edit

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
Edit

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)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

6 April 1956 (India) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Guru Dutt Films Pvt. Ltd. See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The censor had cut the good Geeta Dutt song ' jaata kahan hai dewaane' from this film, they found it vulgar. Now it will be good to see the song now in CID. re-release See more »

Connections

Referenced in Kick (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Kahin Pe Nigaahen Kahin Pe Nishaana
Sung by Shamshad Begum
Lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri
Music composed by O.P. Nayyar
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

An Entertaining Film Noire
27 May 2007 | by ChrysanthepopSee all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed 'C.I.D.', made in Film Noire style. The suspense, the car chase, the simplicity added to the entertainment value. The background score and lighting just make up the Noire style.

Dev Anand is pretty cool as the framed C.I.D. Shakila is bubbly and Waheeda Rehman was awesome in her debut, playing a greyish character.

The songs are quite fun too. I especially liked 'Kahin pe Nigahen' and the lyrics are awesome as through these lyrics, Waheeda's character narrates the escape route to Dev Anand. The turns and twists were skillfully handled and director Raj Khosla presents them very well. No time is wasted in meaningless subplots in this fast-paced thriller. Cinematography is top notch. All in all, this is one of the enjoyable classics. You can expect good entertainment :).


8 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Top Rated and Trending Indian Movies

Check out the Indian movies with the highest ratings from IMDb users, as well as the movies that are trending in real time.



Recently Viewed