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Naya Daur (1957)

| Drama, Musical, Romance
Shankar lives in a remote village in rural India with his mother and sister, Manju, and drives a horse-carriage for a living. The main employer in the region is a kind-hearted businessman ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Shankar
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Krishna (as A j i t)
Chand Usmani ...
Manju
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Kundan
Nasir Hussain ...
Seth. Maganlal (as Nazir Hussain)
Manmohan Krishna ...
Jumman Dada
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Shankar's Mother
S.N. Banerjee ...
Tanga Driver (with a cheek mole) (as S. Banerjee)
Pratima Devi ...
Durga Mausie
S. Nazir
Munshi Munakka ...
(as Munshi Munaqqa)
Ravikant
Sagar
Uma Dutt ...
(as Umadutt)
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Shankar lives in a remote village in rural India with his mother and sister, Manju, and drives a horse-carriage for a living. The main employer in the region is a kind-hearted businessman Maganlal. When Maganlal announces that he would like to undertake a religious pilgrimage, his son, Kundan, takes over and wants to cut back on labor and mechanize the business - thus leading to loss in jobs. He also introduces a bus thus taking away business from the horse-carriage drivers. This angers the community and they ask Kundan to reconsider, and he flats refuses - but agrees to withdraw the bus provided Shankar races it with his horse-carriage. Watch the action unfold as Shankar unites a divided village, and how he sets about to keep his faith in winning this race between man and machine. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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The unusual concept was regarded as box-office poison by Subodh Mukherjee, Mehboob Khan and even Raj Kapoor. However, B.R. Chopra heard the tale, fell in love with it, and made a hit film out of it. See more »

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Aana hai toh aa raah mein
Sung by Mohammad Rafi
Music by O.P. Nayyar
Lyrics by Sahir Ludhianvi
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14 March 2004 | by (evanston,il) – See all my reviews

Naya Daur is a classic B R Chopra movie with a great message in it. The movie is about race of tanga(horse cart) with a bus. I think this is one of the best performances of dilip kumar. The scene in which dilip kumar convinces the rival villagers to allow them to pass road throug their place is my favorite and amaazingly done by great dilip kumar.I rate this movie as one of the best movies of all time and i wonder why it was not nominated for foreign language oscar....


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