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No words.. Absolutely brilliant. This was the movie that set Guru Dutt's movie career up, that was sagging at that time. Kudos to the absolutely sweet melodies by OP- Rafi- Geeta combo. Shamshad has sung the title song so well. What songs ! The picturization is absolutely brilliant. The photography by Murthy deserves special mention. The star cast is perfect. Guru, Shyama, Shakila, Johnny Walker all of them play their roles perfectly.
Above all, it is the Mumbaikars - erstwhile Bombayites - who will be thrilled beyond all by this movie. The locations are all from down town old Bombay. To people who live abroad and have lost contact with their home town Bombay , this is a trip down memory lane. Hornby road, Flora Fountain, VT station, Army & Navy Building, Marine Drive, Colaba, you name it and you have it in this movie. It is all made easy by the protagonist of this movie being a taxi driver. And so pretty and peaceful, that was when Bombay was Bombay as we know it, not over crowded, less frenzied and relatively slow paced. Pure nostalgia. A Hindi Bete-Noire classic.
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