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Jewel Thief (1967)

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

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Arjun Singh
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Vinay / Prince Amar
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Shalini Singh (as Vyjayantimala)
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Anjali Nath
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Helen
Faryal ...
Julie
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Neena
Nasir Hussain ...
Police Commissioner (as Nazir Hussain)
D.K. Sapru ...
Seth. Vishambar Nath (as Sapru)
Pratima Devi ...
Vinay's mother
Jagdev
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Jewel Thief's associate
Keshav Rana
Jerry Mohan
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Vinay, an ordinary young man who finds himself constantly mistaken for a look-alike jewel thief named Amar. Vinay works with the police to impersonate Amar and crack his crime ring--but it seems that Amar has decided to impersonate Vinay, as well, and soon their true identities are thoroughly muddled. Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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The Twilight Zone's theme music was slightly sampled in the title music and background music used in the film. Vijay Anand can be heard giggling in the title music. See more »

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Just after the song, "Yeh dil na hota bechara", Dev anand is standing beside Tanuja's car. The location is apparently an open place vegetation all around. When car turns to reverse and camera angle changes, the car (and Tanuja & Dev Anand) is in a street. See more »

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Followed by Return of Jewel Thief (1996) See more »

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Hothon pe aisi baat main
Sung by Lata Mangeshkar and chorus
Lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri
Music by Sachin Dev Burman
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One of the best Thrillers made in India
29 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

Unlike Bond and other detective movies, Alfred Hitchcock's hero used to be a common man who would get into trouble and then with his acumen and courage (and luck) would get out of it. Jewel Thief is based on the same principle and so in a way it is Vijay Anand's tribute to the master of suspense. The tribute as it may be but it stands its own grounds and establishes Vijay Anand as a great director himself.

It is the story of a common man Vinay who one day realizes that he has a double called Amar who in fact is a Jewel Thief. Suddenly Vinay finds himself in the middle of a hatching scheme and to save himself goes on a wild goose chase to find this Amar who remains one step ahead of him. The suspense is almost killing throughout the movie and as the plot unravels you are hit by the brilliance of the scheme. Just like Hitchcock's movies, Jewel Thief can boast of a grand climax shot inside the grand palace of Sikkim.

Everyone and I mean everyone; Dev Anand, Vijay Anand, Ashok Kumar, Vajyanti Mala, Tanuja, SD Burman, Kishore Kumar, Majrooh Sultanpuri etc. etc. are in their top forms. This is one of the best thrillers ever made in India.


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