Gumnaam - N. 54982 - (Condition 90-95%) – 78 RPM
Gumnaam (translation: Unknown or Anonymous) is a 1965
Indian suspense thriller film directed by Raja Nawathe, starring Manoj Kumar,
Nanda, Pran, Helen and Mehmood. The film is an adaptation of the book And
Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. The film became a box office hit.
The music for the film was composed by Shankar-Jaikishan.
The film came to wider attention in the Western World when
its opening song "Jaan Pehechan Ho" (a Hindi phrase roughly
translated as "We should get to know each other") was in the
opening credits of Ghost World and in the 2011 commercial "The
Date" for Heineken. It is sung by Bollywood legend Mohammed Rafi,
although he is not the man depicted onscreen. The main dancer is Laxmi
Chhaya. The group "Ted Lyons and his Cubs" playing the song can
also be seen in 1964 film Jaanwar playing "Dekho Ab To" (a cover
version of I Want to Hold Your Hand by the Beatles) and Tasveer (starring
Feroz Khan), Love Marriage (starring Dev Anand), Bedaag (starring Manoj
Kumar), Shehnai, and Mere Sanam (both starring Vishwajeet), also featuring
dancer Oscar Unger. The psychedelic choreography was by Herman Benjamin, who
is also singing the song onscreen.
After murdering a rich man named Sohanlal and covering it
up as a car accident, a man named Khanna, who ordered the hit, is murdered as
well, by someone he is shocked to see. It is revealed that Sohanlal's murder
was actually a conspiracy of many people, also unknown. Before dying, Khanna
has told the news of Sohanlal's death to his niece Asha. Some days
later,eight people, including Asha, win a trip to an island in a chartered
plane, courtesy a lucky draw in a gala. The others winners are Barrister
Rakesh, Dharamdas, Kishan, Dr. Acharya, Madhusudan Sharma and Kitty Kelly.
The seven people go to the island, with one Anand, who happens to be a crew
member in the chartered plane. Suddenly, the plane develops a snag, causing
it to cause an emergency landing. Along with Anand, all the winners leave the
plane, along with their personal belongings. However, everyone is amazed when
the plane suddenly starts and the pilot flies away, stranding them on the
island. Unable to understand what is happening, everybody tries to scout the
place unsuccessfully. Suddenly, a woman starts singing an ominous song. Partly
trying to find the woman and partly trying to find the place where they were
supposed to stay, they finally reach their destination, where they meet the
butler. Later on the dinner table, Dharamdas spots a diary, which seems
innocuous to him, but Anand's facial expressions grow serious on reading the
Anand reads the diaries contents to all of them, which
reveals that they are all connected to a crime and responsible for it. The
writer of the diary says that he is going to kill all of them, one per day.
The butler claims that he knows nothing about the singing lady. As everybody
retires to their rooms, Anand spies on them, finding out that the doctor has
brought a bottle of poison with him and that Dharamdas has a revolver. Kishan
catches him in the act, but does nothing. Meanwhile, the butler too is acting
suspicious, and his actions prove that there is at least one more person in
the house. The very next day, Kishan spots a ship. He, Kitty and Dr Acharya
try to signal the ship, but in vain.
Meanwhile, Anand starts flirting with Asha. Rakesh and
Kitty too take a shine for each other. Although everyone is suspicious of
each other, Rakesh has Anand at number one on his list. That night, Kishan is
murdered and his body is found by Anand and Asha. The killer has planted a
note saying that Kishan was a killer who killed Sohanlal. It quickly becomes
clear that the people know something about Sohanlal. Dharamdas seems to be
the guilty party based on the deductions. He pleads innocence, upon which Mr.
Sharma asks everybody to give him one day to prove his innocence. The very
next night, Dharamdas is found dead by Anand and Asha. Anand believes that
the villain is amongst them, while Rakesh believes that Dharamdas was
poisoned and the doctor is the culprit, based on what he saw.
Gumnaam - N. 54982
Manoj Kumar, Nanda, Pran, Dhumal, Mehmood, Helen, Madan
Puri, Tarun Bose, Man Mohan, Laxmi Chhaya, Hiralal & Naina
Mohd. Rafi & Sharda
The Gramophone Company Limited
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Jaan Pehchan Ho