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Gaman (1978)

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In order to improve their lifestyle, Lucknow based Ghulam Hussain decides to re-locate to Bombay, leaving his ailing mother and wife, Khairun, behind. He arrives in Bombay, and looks up his... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Farooq Shaikh ...
Ghulam Hasan
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Khairun
Gita Siddharth ...
Yashodhara (as Gita Siddarth)
Jalal Agha ...
Lallulal Tewari
Amir Bano ...
Amma
Hira Devi Mishra ...
Lalluram's Mother
Nitin Sethi ...
Thakur Amarsingh
Arvind Deshpande ...
Shankar (as Arwind Deshpande)
Sulabha Deshpande ...
Vasu's mom
Nana Patekar ...
Vasu
Mahabali Singh ...
Mahabali Singh
Arun Joglekar ...
Ganpat
Dinshaw Daji ...
Passenger - Parsi
Satish Shah ...
Passenger Travelling to Kamathipura
Protima Bedi ...
Passenger - Doing Mack-up
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In order to improve their lifestyle, Lucknow based Ghulam Hussain decides to re-locate to Bombay, leaving his ailing mother and wife, Khairun, behind. He arrives in Bombay, and looks up his close friend, Lalulal Tiwari, who gets him a job cleaning taxis. Ghulam subsequently learns how to drive, and is hired to drive a taxi. Despite of his best efforts he is unable to save enough money to visit Lucknow. Lalulal has problems of his own, despite of being settled in Bombay for several years; having a sweetheart, Yashodra, he is unable to even rent a decent apartment, and lives in a shanty tenement, which is slated to be demolished by the Bombay Municipal Corporation. Will Lalulal and Ghulam be able to improve their lives or will they be caught up in just surviving on a day to day basis? Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Awesome movie
28 April 2013 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Just finished watching this awesome movie. Mind is still numb and some of the scenes are still clobbering the consciousness. A very dark, though provoking, intense and realistic film which one should not miss if you like movies which are near to life. A gem from Muzzafar Ali. Acting is top class and music/songs are divine. Songs such as Seene mein jalan by Suresh Wadkar and Aap ki yaad by Chhaya Ganguli are simply out of this world.

Smita Patil once again gives a performance which will stay with you forever. There are hardly any lines for her, but she conveys the message just by her eyes. Farooq Shaikh also very convincing as a taxi driver who is trying hard to meet the ends but is not able to. You can see his frustration and anger but also his helplessness. Commendable performances by Jalal Agha and Gita Siddharth which are also in tune with the mood of the film. Must watch. 9/10


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