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Bombay Ka Chor (1962)

  • Release Date1962
  • GenreCrime, Mystery
  • FormatPartly in Color
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time156 mins
  • Length4532.96 ft
  • Number of Reels16
  • Gauge35mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate Number35130
  • Shooting LocationCentral Studios, Bombay

Whereas we find that more and more people are trying to be good and helpful to the poor and needy there still exist some selfish and selfcentred people who would not mind doing anything that goes to their benefit and interest, not even if it is at the cost of orphans and starving children. And this is the story of BOMBAY KA CHOR which begins with Seth Kishenchand and industrialist who has everything but a child of his own. At one time Seth Kishenchand goes to meet his childhood friend Ramdas now a supervisor of an orphanage and half to his niece Mala. Coming to know of this, Seth's younger brother gets furious and involves himself in hot discussion with his elder brother. This gives the Seth his life time shock from which he could not survive. The Mehta of Seth Kishenchand finding the Seth alone at the time of his sudden death steals the will and sells it to Randhir

For want of funds the plight of orphanage becomes worse and this forces simpleton and kind hearted Kishore to leave for Bombay in search of a job. In Bombay Kishore comes across Mala daughter of late Seth's younger brother.Having gone through few clashes Kishore and Mala go romantic. Amar henchman of Randhir finds Kishore resembling Randhir and replaces him as Randhir whom he shoots down for some personal differences. Here Kishore finds himself in a trap. Kishore also comes to know that his sweet heart Mala is no other than the daughter of Seth's younger brother who wants to buy and burn the original will. Kishore finds himself at a crossroad, whether to have Mala or to fight with Seth's younger brother and get hold of original will to retrieve his family from misery and poverty. What happens next is to be seen and to be thrilled.


[from the official press booklet]