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Jewel Thief

  • Crime/detective
  • Drama
  • 1967
  • Vijay Anand
  • 157 mins
  • U

Summary

Suspense thriller starring Dev Anand as the son of a police commissioner whose life is made complicated when he is repeatedly mistaken for a notorious jewel thief.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Vijay Anand attempted to give Bollywood some Bond-like glamour and excitement with this convoluted crime thriller, though the end result is more Austin Powers than 007. There are false walls, mistaken identities and moments of high-rise peril that could have come from a 1930s serial, but the trendy costumes and exotic locations made it an instant cult favourite back in the late 1960s. The byplay between Dev Anand (as the cop's son falsely accused of being a cracksman), femme fatale Vyjayanthimala and her scheming brother, Ashok Kumar, is so unselfconsciously overblown that this makes for irresistibly kitsch entertainment.

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Credits

Cast

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VinayDev Anand
ShaliniVyjayanthimala
Shalini's brotherAshok Kumar
AnjaliTanuja
Police CommissionerNasir Hussain (1)

Crew

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DirectorVijay Anand

Details

Languages
Hindi
Available on
video
Formats
Colour
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