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China Town (1962)

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A Darjeeling-based singer is asked to impersonate and take over the life of a Calcutta-based China Town gangster.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike / Shekhar
Shakila ...
Rita D. Rai
Helen ...
Madan Puri ...
Joseph Wong
S.N. Banerjee ...
Rai Bahadur Digamberprasad Rai (as S.N. Bannerji)
Kanu Roy ...
Police Inspector Dutta
Mridula Rani ...
Mrs. Shyam Lal (as Mridula)
Jeevan Kala ...
Shanti - Shekhar's mom (as Jeevankala)
Rashid Khan ...
M.B. Shetty ...
Ching Lee (as Shetty)
Keshav Rana ...
Usman (as Keshav)
Tun Tun ...
Gautam Mukherjee ...
(as Gautam Mukherji)
Keshto Mukherjee ...
Keshto (as Keshto)


Singer, Shekhar, lives in Darjeeling with his widowed mom, and is in love with Rita, the daughter of wealthy Rai Bahadur Digamberprasad Rai, who dislikes him, and wants his daughter to marry a wealthy Calcutta-based businessman, Chowdhry. Rita asks Shekhar to get a better career, but he refuses, so she and her dad re-locate to Calcutta. Shekhar follows them, and an enraged Rai complains to the police, who arrest Shekhar and hold him for questioning. It is here that Shekhar will secure employment with the police as an undercover agent to impersonate his look-alike, a China Town gangster named Mike, who is being held by the police, but refuses to divulge any information. Shekhar accordingly takes over Mike's life, but not for long - as Mike soon escapes from custody and is on his way back to reclaim his life. Written by rAjOo (

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Lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri
Music by Ravi
Sung by Mohammad Rafi and Asha Bhosle
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A best thriller of 60's
16 August 2009 | by (India) – See all my reviews

China Town(1962) is undoubtedly a best thriller of 60's.Those who love to watch black and white thrillers must watch this movie.The movie begins ordinarily and within minutes the movie becomes thrilling till the end.This movie is an best example For thrillers made in India. What makes this thriller best is the Cinematography.The villains are itself thrilling in this movie.A best thriller with best villains.Comparable to other thrillers like Bees Saal Baad (1962) and Woh Kaun Thi (1964) this movie has very much best thrills.The actor thrills the audiences through his roles.A thrilling story with best fight scenes.I would describe this thriller as best because The story and the scenes are to be found new for Indian audiences who watched this movie.

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