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Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958)

Three woman-hating brothers face changes in their respective lifestyles when two of them fall in love.

Director:

Satyen Bose

Writers:

Govind Moonis (dialogue) (as Gobind Moonis), Ramesh Pant (dialogue)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ashok Kumar ... Brijmohan Sharma
Madhubala ... Renu
Anoop Kumar ... Jagmohan 'Jaggu' Sharma
Kishore Kumar ... Manmohan 'Manu' Sharma
K.N. Singh ... Raja Hardayal Singh
Sajjan Sajjan ... Prakashchand
S.N. Banerjee S.N. Banerjee ... Kishinchand (as S.N. Banerji)
Mohan Choti ... Maujiya
Sahira Sahira ... Sheela
Kamal Kamal
Veena ... Kamini
Helen ... Dancer / Singer
Cuckoo Cuckoo ... Dancer / Singer
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Storyline

The Sharma brothers consist of former boxer, Brijmohan; Jagmohan, an Electrical Engineer; and Manmohan, a Mechanic. The brothers operate a garage under the name of 'Mohan Brothers' in Bombay. Brijmohan hates all women and does not permit even a poster to be hung on the walls of either the garage or their residence as well as instructs his brothers not to get involved with them. While working the late shift, Manmohan assists a customer, Renu, and both rather dramatically fall in love. Subsequently, Jagmohan meets with Renu's friend, Sheila, and both are attracted to each other. Unable to face the wrath of their brother, both conceal this information from him. Then the duo find out that their brother hides a woman's photograph under his pillow, but when confronted, refuses to divulge any information to them. Things will change rapidly when Manmohan finds out Renu's father, Kishinchand, has made arrangements for his daughter's to wed Prakashchand, the son of Raja Hardayal Singh. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | English

Release Date:

1 January 1958 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

That Which Runs Is a Car See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

K.S. Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono
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Trivia

In order to save income tax after the film became a big hit Kishor Kumar gave all rights of the film to his secretary Anoop Sharma. See more »

Quotes

Renu: Who are you?
Manmohan 'Manu' Sharma: Don't you recognize me? You came to my garage last night. I repaired your car.
Renu: Oh yes!
Manmohan 'Manu' Sharma: Now give me my five rupees and twelve annas.
Renu: But how did you get in here?
Manmohan 'Manu' Sharma: You brought me along.
Renu: What?
Manmohan 'Manu' Sharma: I was sleeping in your car and you didn't even see me.
Renu: In my car? Have you lost your senses?
Manmohan 'Manu' Sharma: I'm not crazy, or I wouldn't be taking the trouble to collect five rupees and twelve annas.
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Connections

Referenced in Ek Duuje Ke Liye (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Hum The Woh Thi
Sung by Kishore Kumar
Music composed by Sachin Dev Burman
Lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri
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If this was a great Bollywood movie, it was wasted on this American
20 December 2006 | by michaelescherSee all my reviews

I suppose that much of what I found hard to watch about this film was due to the cultural differences between what I find to be entertaining and what the expectations of a Bollywood aficionado would be. For one thing, the song and dance numbers were tremendously over-long and primitive in execution and the glue that held them together (the story) wasn't at all compelling.

I'm sure that there were funny bits that were lost on me since I didn't speak the language, but musicals and comedic films from other languages including Hong Kong action films and Japanese comedies work just fine for me.

And I was looking for the similarities to the Marx Brothers mentioned in previous comments about the film. I didn't see it with the exception of the conceit that the three main characters were brothers. In fact, the relationship that they had reminded me more of the Three Stooges rather than the Marx Brothers.

Oh, and whomever released this on DVD made it so the viewer had to sit through about fifteen advertisements for their other DVD releases. I can understand the average of four trailers on a DVD but this was ridiculous.


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