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China Town (1962)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Romance
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
... Rita D. Rai
... Suzie
... 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 ... Sundaram
... Ching Lee (as Shetty)
Keshav Rana ... Usman (as Keshav)
... Mahakali
Gautam Mukherjee ... (as Gautam Mukherji)
... 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 (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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The song "Yamma Yamma Yamma" and "Kya Teri Mehfil Hai Sanam" is combined into one song and the lyrics of the latter is slightly altered. See more »


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Hamse Na Poocho Ham Kahaan Chale
Lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri
Music by Ravi
Sung by Mohammad Rafi and Asha Bhosle
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Not So Good As A Thriller Standards
6 March 2014 | by See all my reviews

China Town Directed By Shakti Samanta Is A Thriller/ Drama Movie Which Has Shammi Kapoor & Shakila In Lead ...Its About Two Brothers Who Are Separated ...Early Days When Separated & Reunite Formula Was Used ...One Is A Young Singer & Other One Is A Gangster ...So Movies Revolves Around These Two Characters ...Shammi Kapoor As A Gangster Gives Good Performance...Shakila Is OK ...The Music Of The Movie Is Not That Good...The Script Is Not That Convincing For A So Called Thriller Movie...Lack Of Thrills ...Lack Of Ideas ...But This Movie Was A Source Of Inspiration For Movie Like Don ...Overall OK Movie ...Not So Good Or Bad Either.

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