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Gaman

aka Going 1978 119’ col Hindi d/p/s Muzaffar Ali pc Integrated Film dial Hriday Lani lyr Makhdoom Mohiyuddin, Shahryar c Nadeem Khan m Jaidev lp Farouque Shaikh, Smita Patil, Geeta Siddharth, Jalal Agha, Devi Mishra, Nana Patekar, Arun Bhuthnath, Amir Bano, Hameed, Sulabha Deshpande, Arvind Deshpande, Nitin Sethi

The uneducated and landless Ghulam Hussain (Shaikh) leaves his wife Khairun (Patil) in his native village in UP to go to Bombay in search of work. He becomes a cab driver and the film intercuts his struggles in the city with those of his wife while she awaits his infrequent letters and remittances. The film’s best moments are in the sequences with the close-knit group of cabbies who operate a kind of subterranean jungle-telegraph. Muzaffar Ali’s FFC-sponsored debut features a typical and characteristically sensitive Smita Patil performance as a rural belle.

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