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8.4
/10
125 Ratings

Gaman

Departure

Directed by Muzaffar Ali
India, 1978
Drama
  • Hindi
  • English

Synopsis

The issue of futility of urban migration is viewed in the story of Ghulam Hasan, a migrant from Uttar Pradesh who goes to Mumbai, and how he tries to find a foothold in his new life as a taxi driver.

Our take

Portraying the myriad of different universes that exists within a metropolis, Gaman is a poetic essay about the anguish of a dreamer seeking a better life away from his rural home. Capturing Mumbai through rich vignettes and a pointed gaze, the film questions the existence of humanity in the city.

Gaman Directed by Muzaffar Ali

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