The film Gaman, made in 1978 echoes the crisis of migrants workers in Mumabi today, who are leaving the city helplessly in droves in the wake of Coronavirus. This was the debut film of well-known director Muzaffar Ali and also the first film of Nana Patekar. Its a gentle story of predicament of the migrant taxi drivers from Awadh and eastern UP. They are the backbone of Kaali-Peeli taxis in Mumbai (Uber-Ola has displaced the kaali-peeli). The film had late Farooque Sheikh, Smita patil, Jalal Agha and Protima Bedi, who we all lost while they were young. It has that beautiful song “Seene Mein Jalan Aakhon Mein Toofan Sa Kyon Hain”. Written by Sheheryaar , who also wrote those iconic songs for Umrao Jaan. This was Muzaffar Ali first film.

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