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Poster designer : Shrikant
Printing : Dnyan Sagar Litho Press,
Bombay 4

 

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Direction Guru Dutt
Cast

Guru Dutt (Kalu Birju), Shyama (Nikki), Johnny Walker (Rustom),
Shakila (Rita), Jagdish Sethi (Lalaji, Nikki's father)

Music / Lyrics

O.P. Nayyar /
Majrooh Sultanpuri

Photography V.K. Murthy
Production

Guru Dutt Productions

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Comedy thriller

Guru Dutt and his cinematographer V.K. Murthy paint Bombay in the tones of the film noir to tell the story of a taxi driver, Kalu, who is sent to prison for speeding. Kalu comes out of the jail with a message from an inmate for gangster Captain. Kalu’s skills as car mechanic land him a job at Lalaji’s garage. Captain tries to lure Kalu into working for him as driver of a getaway car for a heist that Captain is planning.


• The film established Guru Dutt’s talent for shooting songs like poetry on celluloid. And V.K. Murthy’s work in light and shade became the hallmark of Guru Dutt’s classics.

 

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