Shankar lives in a remote village in rural India with his mother and sister, Manju, and drives a horse-carriage for a living. The main employer in the region is a kind-hearted businessman Maganlal. When Maganlal announces that he would like to undertake a religious pilgrimage, his son, Kundan, takes over and wants to cut back on labor and mechanize the business - thus leading to loss in jobs. He also introduces a bus thus taking away business from the horse-carriage drivers. This angers the community and they ask Kundan to reconsider, and he flats refuses - but agrees to withdraw the bus provided Shankar races it with his horse-carriage. Watch the action unfold as Shankar unites a divided village, and how he sets about to keep his faith in winning this race between man and machine.
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The unusual concept was regarded as box-office poison by Subodh Mukherjee, Mehboob Khan and even Raj Kapoor. However, B.R. Chopra heard the tale, fell in love with it, and made a hit film out of it. See more
Referenced in War Chhod Na Yaar
Yeh desh hai veer jawaanon ka
Sung by Mohammad Rafi
, Balbir and chorus See more