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Gumnaam (1965)

Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 6 February 1965 (India)
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

Writers:

Dhruva Chatterjee (screenplay), Charandas Shokh (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Nanda ... Asha
Manoj Kumar ... Anand (as Manoj)
Pran ... Barrister Rakesh
Helen ... Miss Kitty
Mehmood ... The Butler
Dhumal ... Mister Dharamdas
Madan Puri ... Dr. Acharya
Tarun Bose ... Madhusudan Sharma
Manmohan ... Mr. Kishan
Naina Naina
Laxmi Chhaya ... Masked Dancer
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Storyline

At a night club 7 seven people win a lucky draw where the get an holiday package.The plane they are traveling develops a snag and makes emergency landing in the jungle.The plane dumps luggage of all the members including a co pilot and flies back leaving everyone stranded in the jungle.While trying to make way out of the jungle they hear a female singing mysteriously .The members follow the voice and reach a mansion where the butler welcomes them saying he was waiting fro them.He hands over a letter to them which says that they were all part of a crime and one by one will be killed. Written by alex.mjacko@gmail.com

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The song Jaan Pehchaan Ho first gained notoriety among American audiences when the sequence was played by The Cramps Singer Lux Interior on Los Angeles TV request video in the early 1990's. Booleg videos of the song became a rage among alternative fans . See more »

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The lighting of the drums in the close-up in the "Jaan Pehechaan Ho" sequence is different from the lighting in the rest of the scene. See more »

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Featured in Ghost World (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Peeke Hum Tum Jo
Lyrics by Hasrat Jaipuri
Music by Shankarsingh Raghuwanshi and Jaikishan Dayabhai Panchal (as Shanker and Jaikishan)
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Goodenss gracious me...
8 February 2005 | by ptb-8See all my reviews

HOW could anyone not love GUMNAAM? The most sensational dance number ever to open a serial killer movie "Jan Pennechaan Ho" and the fabulous Glomesh Ganesh in a gold Lame dress, Zorro boys and India's answer to Little Richard kick start GUMNAAM off to a musical start start unmatched in movie history. There even seems to be the wives and aunties of the producers as chorus girls, all out of step in their purple frilly dresses - and Zorro masks. Not even the superb 1955 plaster nightclub decor (made in 1965) or the (laughing bird) Kookaburra sounds (often heard in Tarzan films) clutter this most exuberant of nightclub dance numbers. The lead singer even throws himself on the floor and convulses - all in tune! The "Anything Goes" opening of INDIANA JONES TEMPLE OF DOOM can't even match this for 'out of your seat' shocko bizarro, because from then on GUMNAAM busies itself with a literally 'and then there were none' plot. There is a haunted mansion, ghosts and nooses from nowhere. The Mantan Moreland style kitchen hand Mamood, has the other major dance number, a tiki-himialyan Esther Williams inspired heavenly fantasy of meeting dancing virgins atop a spearmint plaster stairway held up with dancing plaster fish. All to tikka tikka boo bongo music Just beyond belief. What about the Two drunk girls who decide to sing about how funny it is to be drunk in a haunted house with a killer on the loose! Imagine THE GIRL CAN'T HELP IT meets 'TEN LITTLE INDIANS' via MURDER ON THE ORIENT-NILE-GANGES and you might get slightly close. Find GUMNAAM. Show it to all your friends. IF only Hollywood was this much fun. Well it was, once wasn't it. This gets a 10 out of 10 just for the two dance numbers alone. The other 145 minutes are a bonus.


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

6 February 1965 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Gumnaam See more »

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Prithvi Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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