After losing his vision during a storm, Carlos (K.N. Singh) lives with his sister, Maria (Geeta Bali), off the Indian coast in a fishing village. One day a mysterious young woman, Lisa, enters their lives, followed by a mysterious man, Tony Fernandes (Dev Anand). Maria and Tony fall in love with each other, much to the chagrin of Simon, who loves Maria and wants to marry her. Lisa then warns Maria that she has known Tony, they have had an affair together, and he had betrayed her, however, this warning has no effect on Maria. Then a gypsy palm-reader also cautions Maria that she may be headed for disaster at the hands of a stranger. The question remains: who exactly are Lisa and Tony, and what is the reason behind their presence on this fishing community; and whether or not Maria is being drawn into a web of lies and deceit at the hands of Tony?
Set in the fishing village of Goa, this film depicts the ties between Tony, a good-for-nothing man from the city, and Maria, a village girl who loves him innocently. The spirit of Christian love and forgiveness lies at the base of the story, and the film has a strong religious color to it, unusual for Guru Dutt.
- Genre: Action
- Runtime: 165 Minutes
Jaal (Hindi: जाल, translation: Net/Trap) is a 1952 Bollywood film starring Dev Anand and Geeta Bali, and directed by Guru Dutt. This was Guru Dutt's second movie, after Dev Anand's production Baazi Guru Dutt was trying to find his bearings through commercially successful movies. After Baazi, this was the second film in which Dev Anand also came through as a confident star/actor, with a unique style of his own.