Dharavi - known as the biggest slums on Earth, has many people living in abject poverty and destitute conditions. One such person is Rajkaran a taxi driver by profession, who has bought a ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Arun (Amol Palekar) is a shy accountant in Bombay who dreams of romancing Prabha (Vidya Sinha), but never gets past following her around without managing to actually speak up. While Arun ... See full summary »

Director: Basu Chatterjee
Stars: Ashok Kumar, Vidya Sinha, Amol Palekar
Ardh Satya (1983)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A newly appointed police rookie deals with corruption, romance, and brutality.

Director: Govind Nihalani
Stars: Om Puri, Smita Patil, Amrish Puri
Delhi Belly (2011)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Three struggling room-mates unknowingly become potential prey of a ruthless gangster.

Directors: Abhinay Deo, Akshat Verma
Stars: Imran Khan, Vir Das, Kunaal Roy Kapur
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

When pretty new neighbor Seema falls for their shy roommate Sid, jealous womanizers Omi and Jai plot to break up the new lovebirds.

Director: David Dhawan
Stars: Ali Zafar, Siddharth, Divyendu Sharma
Go Goa Gone (2013)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A group of friends, just looking to have a good time in a rave party on a remote island in Goa, find out that the island is infested with Zombies.

Directors: Krishna D.K., Raj Nidimoru
Stars: Saif Ali Khan, Kunal Khemu, Vir Das
Race 2 (2013)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Ranvir treads through the world of the Indian mafia in Turkey as he looks to avenge the death of his lover and partner in crime.

Directors: Abbas Alibhai Burmawalla, Mastan Alibhai Burmawalla
Stars: Saif Ali Khan, Anil Kapoor, John Abraham
Pinjar (2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

In the days leading up to Partition, a Hindu woman is abducted by a Muslim man. Soon, she finds herself not only forced into marriage, but living in a new country as the borders between India and Pakistan are drawn.

Director: Chandra Prakash Dwivedi
Stars: Urmila Matondkar, Manoj Bajpayee, Sanjay Suri
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The boy Krishna is abandoned by his mother at the Apollo Circus and she tells him that he can only return home when he can afford 500 rupees to pay for the bicycle of his brother that he ... See full summary »

Director: Mira Nair
Stars: Shafiq Syed, Hansa Vithal, Chanda Sharma
Saaransh (1984)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

An old couple lend a room on rent after recent death of the bread earner of the family, their only son. A budding actress starts living with them, who is in love with a local politician's only son. The movie shows what later ensues.

Director: Mahesh Bhatt
Stars: Rohini Hattangadi, Anupam Kher, Soni Razdan
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Harpreet Singh Bedi (Ranbir Kapoor) has just graduated, and his marks are, well, let's say a little embarrassing. But marks never stopped him from dreaming of an exciting and adventurous ... See full summary »

Director: Shimit Amin
Stars: Ranbir Kapoor, Prem Chopra, Gauhar Khan
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Goa based Joseph Braganza and his wife Flavy, devout Catholics, are both deaf and mute. He makes a living selling soap bars door to door. Flavy gets pregnant and gives birth to a daughter ... See full summary »

Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Stars: Nana Patekar, Salman Khan, Manisha Koirala
Jolly LLB (2013)
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A small time lawyer files a PIL in court against his own idols case.

Director: Subhash Kapoor
Stars: Arshad Warsi, Amrita Rao, Boman Irani
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Kumud
Pramod Bala ...
Mother
...
Dreamgirl
Mushtaq Khan ...
Shankar
Satish Khopkar ...
Dada Sarkar
Anjana Mumtaz ...
Amma (as Anjana)
Chandu Parkhi ...
Pareshan
...
Rajkaran
Deepak Qazir ...
Chaurasia
Veerendra Saxena ...
Chaskar (as Virendra Saxena)
Shakti Singh
Raghuvir Yadav ...
Chandu
Edit

Storyline

Dharavi - known as the biggest slums on Earth, has many people living in abject poverty and destitute conditions. One such person is Rajkaran a taxi driver by profession, who has bought a taxi and is still for it in small installments. He, his wife, Kumud, and his son live in small tenement. Electricity and water are not available legally, but can be obtained illegally by paying middlemen, who in turn bribe the police and the Bombay Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials. Rajkaran's dream is to own his taxi, and start his own business - of dyeing clothes. His dream comes to light, when he, along with three others, acquire the necessary land and building for it. Once started, things start looking up for Rajkaran, and he even has his mom, Amma come over to live with them. Then things take a turn for the worse - the building is deemed illegal by the BMC and is demolished; Rajkaran and his associates are unable to protect nor save their investment; Unable to pay for his taxi, his vehicle ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

taxi | taxi driver | dream | bombay | slum | See All (16) »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Dharavi, a land of promises and despair
8 April 2012 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Dharavi, the big slum with which everyone is acquainted with because of the umpteen times its depicted in movies. If not sure, Slumdog millionaire, all RGV gangsta flicks, Deewar....u will get the idea.

Dharavi, a land of promises and despair, A land of treachery and miseries and what not. A satire on the canvas of the maximum city- MUMBAI.(A satire because dharavi was the fisherman's swamp land some 200 hundred years ago before it acted as a base for establishment of mumbai which now ignores it.) Anyways it creates a perfect backdrop for storytellers to express ordeals and hardships of the common man. A common man, so extensively portrayed in our films from time to time that he has become a kind of cliché'. We all have certain expectations from him. He must be honest, should be in loose plain shirts, dropped shoulders, find happiness in his wife and children and u know what i mean. He may sometimes have big expectations but in no way are they bigger than his ethics and his family. Our hero Rajkaran is a common man, earning from hard work and still in debt. He also has big dreams,to rise higher in life. But, he is uncommonly common. He has a family,but he is not happy with their burden. He has ethics, but only as far as they don't come in his way. He drinks a lot. Can easily put a blind eye whenever sees any trouble.Heck, he fantasizes about Madhuri Dixit! He is in every sense in the modern world-just a human. He takes all the right steps needed. In his eyes, he has done nothing wrong. But the world is determined to take him down. His wife, Kumud is also common in every sense. Content, hardworking and loving. Or it seems so. Maybe she is tired of fighting with the destiny and accepted her status in society. What destiny plans for them is for you to watch. Om puri and shabana azmi, two of the stalwarts show us yet again what playing a character honestly is. Om puri plays a flawed and thus a very human character. His character Rajkaran, shows how a dream can possess a man.His ambition of going up the social ladder forms the base of story. And his wife Kumud, a woman with huge responsibilities of chores upon her shoulders, is one who has to bear all her husband's fault without questioning. Played brilliantly by Shabana Azmi, the character shows how a woman sacrifices for a man and yet has to rely solely on him. In other characters. Raghuveer Yadav and Virendra Saxena play their part with ease and finesse. Sudhir Mishra handles the subject of poverty,greed, injustice and crime without being biased and keeping every character flawed in some sense thus adding to the perception of story.

Rating- 8/10


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Dharavi (1992) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?