Movies have been made all over the world on detective stories. Since the beginning, there has been a different craze in cinema regarding such stories. The detectives of the film screen have been exposing the nefarious intentions of the enemies inside the country. Now our spies are exposing the nefarious designs of neighboring countries. Sidharth Malhotra’s film ‘Mission Majnu’ and Shahrukh Khan’s film ‘Pathan’, which are going to release this month, are the stories of such spies who destroy the nefarious designs that flourish against India. Hindi cinema stars have also had the craze to become detectives from the beginning, so let us tell you about these detective stories from the very beginning.
Dev Anand: CID (1956)
As an actor, Guru Dutt has played memorable roles in many films, while he has also produced films with other actors. Guru Dutt produced the film ‘CID’ with Dev Anand and the director of this film was Raj Khosla. In this film, Dev Anand played the character of CID officer Shekhar, who investigates a murder case. Apart from Dev Anand, Shakeela and Waheeda Rehman were in the lead roles in this film. The film was released on 2 November 1956.
Dharmendra: Aankhen (1968)
Dharmendra played the role of a patriotic spy in Ramanand Sagar’s Aankhen. The film exposes the terrorist-criminal gang conspiring against the country. Apart from Dharmendra, Mala Sinha, Mehmood, Kumkum and Sujit Kumar were in lead roles in this film. The lyrics were written by Sahir Ludhianvi and the music was given by Ravi. All the songs of this movie were hit, especially ‘Milti Hai Zindagi Mein…’. Ramanand Sagar received the Filmfare Award for Best Director for this film. The film was released on 1 January 1968.
Jitendra: Farz (1967)
In the Ravikant Nagaich-directed film Farz, Jeetendra played the role of a secret agent who uncovers the secret of the murder of one of his agent friends. Apart from Jitendra, Babita and Aruna Irani were in lead roles in this film. Ever since the film became a hit, Jitendra became famous as Jumping Jack because of his dance style. Released on 6 October 1967, this film also took his step towards superstardom.
Dev Anand: Jewel Thief (1967)
Revolving around the theft of a diamond ring, Jewel Thief, released on 27 October 1967, was produced by Dev Anand himself under the banner of his production house Navketan Films and directed by Vijay Anand. Apart from Dev Anand, the film had Ashok Kumar, Vyjayanthimala and Tanuja in lead roles. The filmmakers first approached Saira Banu for the role of Vyjayanti Mala, but Saira Banu refused to act in the film due to her marriage to Dilip Kumar. It was a film.