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C.I.D. (1956)

  • Release Date1956
  • GenreAction, Crime, Musical, Thriller
  • FormatB-W
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time139 MINS
  • Length4021.22 metres
  • Number of Reels15
  • Gauge35mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate Number17234
  • Shooting LocationKardar Studios Ltd.

INSPECTOR SHEKHAR, an official of the Criminal Investigation Department, receives a telephone from Editor Srivastava and before Shekhar reaches the Editor's office, the Editor has been murdered. He suspects a man and follows him and as the man drives away he chases him with the help of a car that was parked there. As ill luck would have it the murderer escapes. Jhonny, a small time crook who happened to be at the Editor's office for stealing a typewriter is caught, and is suspected to be the murderer of the Editor Clever as he is, Shekhar could easily know that murder is not to the capacity of Jhonny and so he is on look out for the real culprit. By a clever ruse? he catchse the ...... who murdered the Editor. He cross-examines the arrested man several times but the crook would not speak. Shekhar gets a telephone from a girl who promises to throw some light on the entire case. Shekhar anxious about the case accepts the invitation and reaches the girl's place. He is offered a bribe of fifty thousand rupees for the release of the prisoner in the lockup, but the offer was made very indirectly. Shekhar refuses to accept. As a matter of a courtesy the girl gives him a glass of sherbat from a jug which he takes and after some time, he faints. He wakes up to find himself in the house of the Superintendent of Police. He was picked up from the roadside. In the Superintendent's house, in a party, he meets the same girl again. He reaches the police station, sends for the prisoner in the lock-up and questions him. The prisoner is dumb as ever and weary and tired on account of questioning he is sent back to the cell. In a few minutes there is a hue and cry and prisoner is found dead in the cell. As Shekhar reaches, the other prisoners in the cell accuses him of the murder of the prisoner. Shekhar has no other proof.

All the evidence is against him................