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Taxi Driver (1954)

| Musical , Romance
Mangal drives a taxi by day, then drinks at night, listens to his singer girlfriend Sylvie and then goes into a drunken stupor - and wakes up with a hangover. One day, while assisting ... See full summary »

Director:

Chetan Anand

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Chetan Anand (scenario), Uma Anand (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dev Anand ... Mangal (Hero)
Kalpana Kartik ... Mala
Sheila Ramani ... Sylvie
Johnny Walker ... Mastana (as Johny Walker)
Bhagwan Sinha Bhagwan Sinha
Patanjal Patanjal
Shujju Shujju
Kamal Singh Kamal Singh
Vernon Corke Vernon Corke ... Tony
Krishan Dhawan Krishan Dhawan
Rashid Khan Rashid Khan ... (as Rashid)
M.A. Latif M.A. Latif ... (as M.A. Latief)
Parveen Kaul Parveen Kaul ... (as Parveen Paul)
Hamid Sayani Hamid Sayani ... Hamid (as Hameed Sayani)
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Storyline

Mangal drives a taxi by day, then drinks at night, listens to his singer girlfriend Sylvie and then goes into a drunken stupor - and wakes up with a hangover. One day, while assisting another taxi driver, Mangal comes to the assistance of a damsel in distress who is being molested by two thugs. Mangal gallants rescues her and attempts to take her to her destination, to no avail, as the person she is looking for has moved. The next day, Mangal and the young woman, Mala, again attempt to seek Ratanlal, a music director, but the entire day is spent in vain. Mala lives in Mangal's tiny apartment and both become attracted to each other. When Mala finds out about Sylvie, she leaves him. He goes in her search, but finds that she has become a famous singer with the help of her music director friend. Will Mangal ever get a chance to tell about his love for Mala? What will Sylvie's reaction be? Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Musical | Romance

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Chetan anand remade taxi driver after 20 years as janemaan, on the occasion on 25th year, silver jubiilee year of navketan, as jayen to jayen kahan, was to taxi driver, ayegi ayegi kisiki hamari yaad ayegi was to janemaan. See more »

Connections

Remade as Jaaneman (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Chahe Koi Khush Ho
Sung by Kishore Kumar & Chorus
Music composed by Sachin Dev Burman
Lyrics by Sahir Ludhianvi
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Thoroughly Enjoyable Experience
19 December 2000 | by Shailesh-2See all my reviews

Dev anand is a taxi driver in Mumbai of 60's. He gets involved with a singer girl who has come to Mumbai in search of her guru. This leads to romance and some memorable songs by Talat mehamood and Lata. The music is above average. A must see for any Dev Anand fan.


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