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Naya Daur (1957)

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 ... See full summary »

Director:

B.R. Chopra

Writers:

Akhtar Mirza (screenplay), Akhtar Mirza (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dilip Kumar ... Shankar
Vyjayanthimala ... Rajni
Ajit ... Krishna (as A j i t)
Chand Usmani Chand Usmani ... Manju
Jeevan ... Kundan
Nasir Hussain ... Seth. Maganlal (as Nazir Hussain)
Manmohan Krishna ... Jumman Dada
Leela Chitnis ... Shankar's Mother
S.N. Banerjee S.N. Banerjee ... Tanga Driver (with a cheek mole) (as S. Banerjee)
Pratima Devi Pratima Devi ... Durga Mausie
S. Nazir S. Nazir
Munshi Munakka Munshi Munakka ... (as Munshi Munaqqa)
Ravikant Ravikant
Sagar Sagar
Uma Dutt Uma Dutt ... (as Umadutt)
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Storyline

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. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Genres:

Drama | Musical | Romance

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Details

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

15 August 1957 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

The New Age See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$441,157
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Company Credits

Production Co:

NH Studioz See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)
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Trivia

Naya Daur was colorised and re-released in 2007. See more »

Connections

Referenced in War Chhod Na Yaar (2013) See more »

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Main bambai ja babu
Sung by Mohammad Rafi
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14 March 2004 | by roopamkhareSee all my reviews

Naya Daur is a classic B R Chopra movie with a great message in it. The movie is about race of tanga(horse cart) with a bus. I think this is one of the best performances of dilip kumar. The scene in which dilip kumar convinces the rival villagers to allow them to pass road throug their place is my favorite and amaazingly done by great dilip kumar.I rate this movie as one of the best movies of all time and i wonder why it was not nominated for foreign language oscar....


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