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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 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 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 »

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Production Co:

K.S. Films See more »
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Mono
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Trivia

Kishore Kumar apparently made Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi, hoping it would fail commercially. He wanted to show losses in his income, and thus avoid paying a huge income tax to the authorities. So he made two films - Lookochuri (Bengali) and Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi, and waited eagerly for them to collapse, However, both surprisingly went on to become box-office successes. Kumar was so disgusted with this that he gave Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi and all its rights to his secretary Anoop Sharma, who retained the copyright. The income tax case on Kishore Kumar was not solved even after forty years. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Dhamaal (2007) 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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A classic in the league of Marx Brothers
9 October 2006 | by agrawalmannuSee all my reviews

It seems Ganguli brothers were a huge fan of Marx Brothers Movies and that's what their source of inspiration was when they made "Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi". But the inspiration is limited only to the idea of all three brothers acting in a musical and a comical thriller. The movie is a showcase of talents of ever talented brothers Ashok Kumar, Anup Kumar and specifically Kishore Kumar. Watch him singing melodious "Ek Ladki Bheegi Bhaagi si", naughty "Haal Kaisa Hai Janaab Ka", hilarious "Paanch Rupaiya Barah Aana" or mad cap "Hum The Woh Thi". If there ever was a true all rounder in Indian Cinema, it was the Singer, Composer, Writer, Director and Actor Kishore Kumar and arguably he is the only Genius that bollywood has ever produced. Almost 20 years now that he died of a heart attack but you can still see his style reverberating amongst the new generation of performers.


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