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Directed by : Raj Khosla

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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 ...more

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An old classic beckoned. CID. 1956. Produced by Guru Dutt, starring Dev Anand, Shakila, Waheeda Rehman, Johnny Walker, K N Singh, Mehmood.

The simplicity of the storyline, the straightforward narration and execution is a welcome change from the themes (and locations) of the present. This movie is so easy on the eyes and ears.

Now dance and song are an irrefutable truth of an Indian movie, relevant or not. Some movies pull it off and this one definitely does. The melodies have not dated. Sample these E dil hai mushkil jeena yahan, ye hai Bumbaimeri jaan, Ankhon hi ankhon mein ishaara ho gaya.

There is also something to be said about the effortless elegance of the male actors especially K N Singh and the allure of the female actors who are actually modestly covered !

Story : Dev Anand playing the role of CID Inspector Shekhar follows the leads to a murder and unfortunately gets implicated in the murder of the witness. Shakila plays his love interest and Waheeda Rehman provides an interesting angle to the story. Of course not much should be revealed about this simple, straightforward story without ruining the viewing pleasure enough to stay that a series of happy coincidences do nudge the story along. But then that is creative license !! In any case this movie felt a LOT MORE plausible than some of the nonsense that passes off as a crime thriller nowadays.

If nostalgia strikes, go for it. And if you can think of another classic, do recommend the same. Happy viewing !

Padma Priya

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