It's a case of mistaken identity! People keep mistakening Vinay (Dev Anand) for this Amar, also known as Prince Amar. Why? This Prince Amar is a jewel thief. He agrees to impersonate Amar to capture the real Amar.
Vinay was just trying to woo his lady-love but people keep saying he is this Amar guy. He's great at identifying stones and jewelry.
Anjali aka Anju - Vinay's lady-love. You can see Kajol in her. Both are so natural at acting.
Shalini aka Shalu. Vyjayanthimala - I hate to say this but this is my first film of hers. She's cute and I'm not in love with her but I would like to see more of her.
Arjun Singh (Ashok Kumar) - Shalu's older brother.
Ever since I wrote about my experience with meeting the legendary Dev Anand here, I've had comments and e-mails ridiculing me because I haven't seen a Dev Anand film but chose to go to the event to meet him. The funny thing is right before I decided to watch Jewel Thief, I realized that I have seen a Dev Anand films - Des Pardes. I mainly watched it for Tina Munim since I'm a fan of hers. I do like Jewel Thief. It's an older film so the pace is slow at times but very stylish. Thought the script and acting were great and unpredictable! My only complaint is not enough Tanuja or Helen.
So what are my thoughts about Dev Anand?? Well, he's a great actor, no doubt. Would I want to keep watching films with him? Maybe, depending on the recommendations and if I could find the films, I wouldn't mind. However, I'm not rushing out to try to find his films. Jewel Thief did not turn me into a Dev Anand fan at all. But it did let me see why others love him and find him talented. Indeed he is. Just because I'm not a fan...yet...doesn't mean I don't appreciate his work. Remember, I'm the selfish-shallow Hmong girl who goes by looks. Just my preference. We all have different opinions. Once I see more films of him, I'll blog about it here.
I've been hearing about the music for so long. Mainly because of the famous Vyjayanthimala dance number. And even Helen's!
Song #1 - "Ye Dil Na Hota"
Vinay tries to stop and woo Anju
Song #2 - "Ruklake Gaya"
Vinay hears the sad Shalu
Song #3 - "Aasman Ke Neeche"
Vinay hangs out with Shalu
Song #4 - "Raat Akeli Hai"
Anju seduces Vinay
Song #5 - "Baite Hain Kya"
Helen's famous dance. Vinay impersonating Prince Amar
Song #6 - "Dil Pukare"
Vinay sees Shalu in Sikkim.
Song #7 - "Hoton Me Aisi Baat"
The famous song. Prince Amar's plan to steal.