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(1980)

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The english movie,Star Strek's Hollywood actress, Persis Kambata who went to Hollywood was also in Loot Maar, but it seems it dint work out and the veteran actress Bindu shot for Loot Maar but all her scenes were deleted from the film.
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A controversial interview of Dev Anand was published in the magazine "Bombay" in 1979. Dev stated he loved Bombay but Bombay would be eventually damaged by the ever growing Maharashtrian influence. Dev felt Bombay was cosmopolitan city and needed to grow. When the interview came out, Shiv Sena threaten to boy cot his film and would not allow Loot Maar to release.
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Boney M 's disco classic " Daddy Cool" is featured in the film. During a party scene.
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The song " Jab Chhaye Mera Jadoo" was sampled by Mark B featuring Tommy Evans in the song " Move...Now!".
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The child who played Dev Anand's son in this film, is actually Tina Munium nephew Manan.
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During the making of Des Pardes, Dev Anand, daily, when he reads newspapers, mostly daily he would read news about crimes, robbery, kidnaping, gangsters, etc, these were the big issue and headlines in those days. So from these type of news from newspapers, he got the story idea of Loot Maar and he wrote the script and started the film.
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The first script of Lootmaar was a remake of "The Good Bye Girl". Hema Malini was signed for the lead role. Dev later changed the script and Hema opted out.
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After Lootmaar, Mahesh Bhaat was to direct a film for Navketan, fhe film was tittled Hum Teeno, and this film was to be produced by Dev's son, Suniel Anand and the film had Dev Anand, Hema Malini and Rakhee and Suraj Sanim was the writer (Mahesh Bhatt and Suraj Sanim association started from this film) but somehow Suniel wanted to became an actor, Hum Teeno was shelved and Anand Aur Anand was launched. At that time Mahesh Bhatt's Arth had already started.
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During this. time. Dev Anand and Kamalhasan were to do a film toghether tittled Do Diwaane Pyar Ki, it was an otside production, but this film was shelved and this film was to be made by Prakash Verma, who wrote the story of Loot Maar.
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During the shooting of this film, one day on the sets chracter artists Nirupa Roy and Shammi were sitting toghether talking and waiting to be called. When the shot was ready, Dev Anand called them, told them ' come on girls lets shoot. ' Nirupa Roy and Shammi were suprised to be called girls first they thought someone else is called but then they new it was them so they got up for shooting their scenes.
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Asha Bhosle's daughter Varsha Bhosle, sang one of her rare song in this film. Loot Maar, with Kishore Kumar the beatiful good song hanstu har dam...khushia ya gham.......
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Pat of Demis Roussos song Forever and Ever was sampled for Jab Chaiye..
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Tina Munium had shot a mujra number in the film that Dev Anand edited out. This would be the reason Tina was angry at Dev for many years, She felted cheated as she had worked hard on the dance. This also caused her to walk out of Swami Dada.
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Last hit film directed by Dev Anand.Later all films directed by him fared badly.
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Tina Munim was upset with Dev Anand for editing out her Mujra sequence from the film for which she had worked hard .Hence she never worked with him again.The two had two more releases in the same year Man Pasand and Ek Do Teen Chaar.
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last time Dev Anand and Mehmood worked together.
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15 years younger to Dev Anand.Om Shivpuri plays his father.
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The first film which had popular comedian pair of 80s and 90s Kadar Khan and Shakti Kapoor.
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Bindu was angry with Dev Anand for deleting alot of her scenes. Dev went on to picturise a song with Tina and all the villains. He did not use Bindu in the song. This bothered her alot and she went to the media.
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Mehmood had stolen a ancient artifact from a hotel in Simla. Upon being caught by the hotel employees Mehmood gave it back. This would cause Dev Anand severe embarrassment and he never worked with Mehmood after the incident. Mehmood stated he only took it as a dare/bet by actor. Ranjeet. When Mehmood got caught with the stolen goods in his suitcase, Ranjeet did not come to Mehmood's defense and tell Dev Anand it was done as a joke. This hurt Mehmood emotionally.
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Raakhee played the role of Dev Anand's wife/ love interest in a Guest appearance for the third time after Heera Panna and Joshila. Banarasi Babu is the only movie where she was his full-fledged heroine.
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Dev Anand was a family friend of Salma Agha's family. Everytime he would visit London he would ask Salma to star in his next film. Dev Anand wanted Salma Agha for Loot Maar. But Salma only wanted to sing in films and not act .
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One day Dev Anand spoke to Amjad Khan on the sets about his weight problem. Dev told Amjad the importance of being slim and fit. Amjad took offense to Dev's comments and a major showdown occurred. This would he the last film Amjad would do for Navketan.
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Lootmaar was the second film of music composer Rajesh Roshan with Navketan the first being Des Pardes. After Lootmaar, R.D.Burman returned to Navketan with Swami Dada. After Lootmaar, Rajesh Roshan returned about 18 years later to Navketan with Main Solah Baras Ki. Later Rajesh Roshan recorded the tittle song for Love At Times Square in year 2003. In year 1980 Rajesh Roshan also composed the music for a Dev Anand starer Man Pasand but not made under Navketan.
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Kader Khan had a small role and this is the only film he worked for Navketan. Later years later Kader Khan acted with Dev Anand in Aman Ke Farishtey an outside production.
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Simple Kapadia got good exposure in this film Loot Maar and the popular song Jab Chaiye Mera Jadoo...... was picturised on her.
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One of the first appearance of Kalpana Iyer in Loot Maar. Later she appeared in that popular song Hari On Hari....
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The nearly 40 years song, The Asha Bhosle song Jab Chaiye Mera Jadoo.......till today is liked. This song is one of Navketan later films.
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All the crew members of Des Pardes were repeated in this film and some artists also.
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After Hare Rama Hare Krishna, in this film Loot Maar also Dev Anand played the role of pilot.
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Nirupa Roy got different role of a strong mother of Amjad Khan.
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Tina Munium's nephew Manan was introduced in this film as Dev Anand and Rakhee's son and beautiful Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar birthday song was sung for him Aaj Ka Din Koi Bhule Na........
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After Loot Maar, Dev Anand started Swami Dada with to totaly different subject and setup. Also launched Anand Aur Anand.
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After Loot Maar, Rakhee again acted with Dev Anand for the last time in Anand Aur Anand.
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Danny Denzongpa rejected the film because he felt it would not look convincing to see Dev Anand beat him up in the climax.
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The songs Piya Hum Saat Mulk Ka Paani and Jab Chhaye Mera Jaadoo were actually composed by S. Bhattacharya who arranged the other songs and composed the background score.
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Technically Loot Maar was Dev Anand best film. This film is the film of Navketan, in Cinema Scope.
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During the shooting of this film, one day on the sets character artists Nirupa Roy and Shammi were sitting together talking and waiting to be called. When the shot was ready, Dev Anand called them, 'come on girls lets shoot." Nirupa Roy and Shammi both were surprised to be called girls first they thought someone else is called but then they new it was them so they got up for shooting their scenes. Then they said to each other, "he calls us girls, because he can be/would be called a 'boy'! I heard these lines between them and then they both laughed agreeing with each other.
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For a scene Ranjeet tried to mimic Dev Anand.But Dev Anand came to him and jokingly said what will I do in the film if your doing my act.
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Kalpana Iyer stated "On the first day of the shoot of Lootmaar, on the sets I signed Chetan Anand's Kudrat (1981), the song was Chhodo Sanam in the company of Vinod Khanna and Hema Malini. Vinod Khanna was such a gentleman, a pleasure to work with. And Chetan Anand was such a wonderful old school director, so detailed, taking a personal interest in my costume, as he wanted it to look a certain way. It weighed 20 kilos due to the heavy crystals on it.Saawan Kumar Tak signed me up for Saajan Ki Saheli (1981) on the second day of shooting of Lootmaar. The song was Bolo Man Tumko Kya Mangta. On the third day, I got Bambai Ka Maharaja (1980). On the fourth day I was confirmed for Hari Om Hari from Pyara Dushman (1980). And on the fifth day, I was penciled in for B.Subhash's Disco Dancer (1982). So, Lootmaar was very lucky for me. In a weeks' time my career had gone into a different zone altogether. I became so busy that by the time Manokaamnaa released, I had already featured in quite a few films as a dancer.
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After the super success Des Pardes, Loot Maar was eagerly awaited film and this film was first film, Dev Anand made the film in cinemascope.
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