- 2 hr 23 min
Gumnaam is a Hindi thriller film released in 1965. The movie is directed by Raja Nawathe and stars Nanda Karnataki, Manoj Kumar, Pran Sikand in lead roles. The story is based on the novel titled "And Then There Were None" by Agatha Christie. The movie opens with a group of people who receive an invitation to an island in the middle of the ocean. The invitation is mysterious and each person is promised a huge reward for accepting the invitation. The group includes a singer called Miss Kitty (Helen), a doctor, a sailor, a wealthy businessman, a hotel-owner and his wife, and a dancer. The group boards a yacht to reach the island where they are provided luxurious accommodation.
As soon as they reach the island, they start experiencing strange events. The businessman is killed soon after arriving on the island. One by one, people start dying in mysterious circumstances. The group investigates and tries to find out who is responsible for the deaths. However, they are unable to find any clues and are left bewildered.
The movie features some outstanding music by Shankar Jaikishan. The song "Gumnaam Hai Koi" is still remembered by fans of Hindi music. The song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar and has a haunting melody. The other songs in the movie are also quite good and add to the overall experience of the movie.
The movie has some suspenseful moments that keep the audience on their toes. The director does an excellent job of building the tension and creating an eerie atmosphere. The movie is shot in black and white which adds to the overall mood of the movie. The acting performances by the cast are also top-notch. Nanda Karnataki delivers a great performance as the main protagonist who tries to solve the mystery. Manoj Kumar is also impressive in his role as the sailor.
Pran Sikand also delivers a great performance as the hotel owner. He adds some comic relief to the movie and provides a nice balance to the suspenseful moments. Helen is also great in her role as the seductive singer. She adds some glamour to the movie and her dance sequences are a treat to watch.
The climax of the movie is quite thrilling and unexpected. The movie keeps the audience guessing till the very end. The reveal of the killer is done in a very clever manner and leaves the audience stunned. The ending of the movie is poignant and adds a nice touch to the overall story.
In conclusion, Gumnaam is a must-watch for fans of suspenseful thrillers. The movie has a great storyline, talented cast, and excellent music. The movie is a classic of Hindi cinema and still holds up even after all these years. It is a movie that should be on everyone's must-watch list.