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Gumnaam (1965)

  • Release Date1965
  • GenreThriller
  • FormatColour
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time143 min
  • Length4171.81 meters
  • Number of Reels17
  • Gauge35mm
  • Censor RatingA
  • Censor Certificate Number2974
  • Certificate Date19/12/1975
  • Shooting LocationK Asif Studios

What diabolical scheme trapped eight terrified people upon a lonely island, without hope of escape or relief? What sinister force had worked to bring these eight together as comrades in desperation? Who was the killer choosing a victim each night... cutting down eight men and women to seven, to six, five, four, three and to the last TWO?

Even when facing mortal danger, young people have a way of falling in love, and the two young lovers of our story took courage in each other's arms, and were determined to discover the secret of the big mansion and of the lonely island.

This is a story that goes further than gripping you with chilling suspense. Under the impact of a drama that is born and re-born eight times over, it bares the innermost minds and the hidden secrets of people facing death. You will look upon the emotional turmoil, the petty quarrels, the lust, the little idiosyncrasies, and the passions of romance under circumstances never before brought to the motion picture screen. We have revealed nothing, as the written word can never match the might of the silver screen in unfolding a story of such unsurpassed power.

Above all else, 'GUMNAAM' will bring to you the mightiest climax of all time.... a climax that gathers momentum in the very first reel, and will keep you reeling with thrilling suspense for one hundred and fifty exciting minutes.

"GUMNAAM" is the ultimate in screen suspense, a memory of excellence that cinegoers will cherish for years to come.

[From the official press booklet]