Gaman (1978)

 ●  Hindi ● 1 hr 58 mins

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In order to improve their lifestyle, Lucknow based Ghulam Hussain decides to re-locate to Bombay, leaving his ailing mother and wife, Khairun, behind. He arrives in Bombay, and looks up his close friend, Lalulal Tiwari, who gets him a job cleaning taxis. Ghulam subsequently learns how to drive, and is hired to drive a taxi. Despite of his best efforts he is unable to save enough money to visit Lucknow. Lalulal has problems of his own, despite of being settled in Bombay for several years; having a sweetheart, Yashodra, he is unable to even rent a decent apartment, and lives in a shanty tenement, which is slated to be demolished by the Bombay Municipal Corporation. Will Lalulal and Ghulam be able to improve their lives or will they be caught up in just surviving on a day to day basis?

Cast: Farooq Shaikh, Gita Siddharth, Smita Patil

Crew: Muzaffar Ali (Director), Nadeem Khan (Director of Photography), Jaidev Verma (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Drama

Release Dates: 24 Oct 1978 (India)

Hindi Name: गमन

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as Ghulam Hasan
as Yashodhara
as Khairun
as Shankar
as Passenger - Parsi
as Lallulal Tewari
as Vasu
as Thakur Amarsingh
as Passenger Travelling to Kamathipura
as Vasu's mom


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2.39:1 (Scope)
The film marked Muzaffar Ali's directorial debut.

Amitabh Bachchan had promised Muzzafar Ali that he would do the film, but kept delaying it. He eventually admitted that he was hesitant to do a role that wasn't in line with his popular "Angry Young Man" image. Farooq Sheikh was then signed for the role.

The film marked Nana Patekar's screen debut.