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
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Initially B.R.Chopra had signed Madhubala to play the female lead. She even completed a ten-day shooting schedule in Bombay. Subsequently when the unit was to move to an out-of-town shooting location (Bhopal) Madhubala's father, Ataullah Khan, refused to let her go citing health reasons. In actuality he didn't want to encourage the budding romance between Madhubala and Dilip Kumar, the male lead. When repeated reasoning failed to change Ataullah Khan's decision, B.R.Chopra dropped Madhubala and cast Vyjantimala instead. Ataullah Khan took the matter to court and Chopra was able to prove that the shooting in Bhopal was essential to the film. But the judgment had to wait till the movie was completed. See more
Yeh desh hai veer jawaanon ka
Sung by Mohammad Rafi
, Balbir and chorus See more