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The Love Chariot (1987)

Pushpak (original title)
A silent movie about an unemployed young man.
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Unemployed graduate
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Magician's daughter (as Amala)
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Killer
Narayana P.L. ...
Beggar
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Magician's wife
Sameer Kakkad
Sameer Khakhar ...
Rich man (as Samir Khakhar)
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Rich man's wife (as Ramya)
Loknath ...
Hotel owner (as Lokanath)
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Lover (as Pratap Potan)
K.S. Ramesh ...
Magician
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An unemployed youth (Kamal) dreams of living well. One evening, he finds a drunken industrialist (Sameer Khakkar) passed out in a gutter, and takes the opportunity to switch places with him. He finds love, intrigue, and the good life in his new home, Pushpak, a hotel where the industrialist was booked in. A silent masterpiece. Written by Joyojeet Pal

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The Hindi Version of this movie is known as Pushpak, and the telugu one is famous by the name Pushpaka Vimanam, the grand chariot of King Ravana from the great epic Ramayana. See more »

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Silent Masterpiece.
13 July 2004 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

This is pure cinema at its best. For a popular mainstream director to do a silent project as recently as the 80s is in itself staggering, but to pull it off with elan as Singeetham Sreenivasa Rao has done in Pushpak is commendable.

"Pushpak" is the name of the aircraft upon which all human dreams come true in Indian mythology. ("Pushpaka Vimaana"), and we get to see in these two hours how one's dreams can indeed come true, and makes us wonder if this life is in itself a dream.

To go into this theme so fluidly and to still entertain us wholeheartedly, there is something at work here that may not be quite easily understood, but Pushpak is here to entertain, and I would highly encourage you to delve right in!


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