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Taxi Driver (1954)

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Take a nostalgic journey circa 1960s Bombay with it's quiet, peaceful and scenic background, trams, and a unique taxi driver, Mangal, who is called "Hero" by his friends. A driver who ... See full summary »

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Mangal (Hero)
Kalpana Kartik ...
Mala
Sheila Ramani ...
Sylvie
Johnny Walker ...
Mastana
Rashid Khan
Parveen Kaul
Ratan Gaurang
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Vernon Corke ...
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Take a nostalgic journey circa 1960s Bombay with it's quiet, peaceful and scenic background, trams, and a unique taxi driver, Mangal, who is called "Hero" by his friends. A driver who drives a cab by day, then drinks at night, listens to his singer girlfriend, Sylive, and then goes into a drunken stupor - and wakes up with a hangover. One day, while assisting another taxi driver, Mangal comes to the assistance of a damsel in distress, who is being molested by two thugs. Mangal gallants rescues her, and attempts to take her to her destination, to no avail, as the person she is looking for has moved. The next day, Mangal and the young woman, Mala, again attempt to seek Ratanlal, a music director, but the entire day is spent in vain. Mala lives in Mangal's tiny apartment and both become attracted to each other. When Mala finds out about Sylvie, she leaves him. He goes in her search, but finds that she has become a famous singer with the help of her music director friend. Will Mangal ever... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Jayen To Jayen Kahan
Sung by Talat Mahmood
Music composed by Sachin Dev Burman
Lyrics by Sahir Ludhianvi
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Still Good after 50 years
17 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have seen this move 52 years ago when it was released first and I was a high school student. Again I bought the DVD and watched it last night. I can't believe it, it is still so good! I particularly enjoyed a sort of pathos of Sheila Ramani and putting on a happy front. I also loved all her songs. I wish to correct a commentator, it is a movie of 50's not 60's (I should know it).

It is true Dev Anand, his wife in real life Kalpana Kartik, the songs of Talat etc are all excellent. Chetan Anand was at his best. I particularly loved the Guest Actor being Bombay City.

It is such a simple story and so well narrated without any extra stuff. Even the somewhat superfluous sister-in-law episode was funny and not too out of place. All in all I am so glad I bought the DVD. I recommend this movie to my age group as well as young crowd.


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