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Dhund (translation: Fog) is a 1973 Hindi movie produced and directed by B. R. Chopra. The film is based on Agatha Christie's play, The Unexpected Guest, and stars Sanjay Khan, his then flame Zeenat Aman, Danny Denzongpa, Deven Verma, Madan Puri, Navin Nischol and Ashok Kumar. The music is by Ravi.

Dhund is the story of a young woman Rani Ranjit Singh (Zeenat Aman), whose invalid husband Thakur Ranjit Singh (Danny Denzongpa) is murdered. The finger of suspicion points at the young widow and her former boyfriend Suresh Saxena (Sanjay Khan), but the killer is someone else. It is a taut thriller with a fantastic performance by Denzongpa. Two of the songs, "Sansar ki har sheh ka" and "Uljhan suljhe na" were hits.


Rani (Zeenat Aman) is married to Thakur Ranjit Singh. Ranjit is a rich but wheelchair ridden man. Since Rani is a beautiful woman, Ranjit is paranoid & his constant taunts & accusations make Rani's life miserable. One day, Suresh Saxena (Naveen Nishchal), a stranger comes to their home. Exasperated with her husband, Rani suddenly gets attracted to Suresh.

Ranjit senses this tension & makes their life miserable. Suresh decides to have a talk with Ranjit & give him a piece of his mind. Ranjit is in his room, locked from inside. Rani, who fears that Ranjit might harm Suresh, tries to convince Suresh from talking to Ranjit. Just then, a plane passing from a nearby airport drowns all the noise. Suresh bursts into Ranjit's room only to find him dead. Circumstantial evidence makes Suresh the murderer.

The murder case is taken to the court, where Suresh is tried for murder & Rani for abetment to murder. Just as their end seems near, an unexpected twist occurs in the plot.


  • Navin Nischol as Chandrashekhar / Prakash
  • Zeenat Aman as Rani Ranjit Singh
  • Sanjay Khan as Advocate Suresh Saxena (as Sanjay)
  • Danny Denzongpa as Thakur Ranjit Singh
  • Madan Puri as Inspector Joshi
  • Nana Palsikar as The Judge
  • Deven Verma as Banke Lal (servant)
  • Jagdish Raj as Inspector Bakshi
  • Ashok Kumar as Public Prosecutor Mehta


# Title Singer(s)
1 "Jo Yahan Tha" Asha Bhosle, Usha Mangeshkar
2 "Jubna Se Chunariya Khisak Gai Re" Manna Dey, Asha Bhosle
3 "Uljhan Suljhe Na Rasta Sujhe Na" Asha Bhosle
4 "Sansar Ki Har Shae" Mahendra Kapoor