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Old 30th May 2010, 23:38   #271
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A rather sorry-looking "topless" mk1 Herald (looks like an early one going by the bonnet vent under the windscreen, not the fake vents on the sides) that I happened to see in a relatively recent telugu movie "Allari" (mischief) The actor seen here incidentally became popular due to this movie, thereby being known as 'Allari Naresh'

The regn. seems to be Kakinada, a coastal Andhra district. But could've been fake, as is commonly done in movies! 'wonder if this car still exists with the studios. I wasnt too happy to see what happens to it eventually though (goes off down a sloped road from being stationary and then crashes, falling apart and ending up being towed back home, as seen in the last pic.!)

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A rather sorry-looking "topless" mk1 Herald (looks like an early one going by the bonnet vent under the windscreen, not the fake vents on the sides) that I happened to see in a relatively recent telugu movie "Allari" (mischief) The actor seen here incidentally became popular due to this movie, thereby being known as 'Allari Naresh'

The regn. seems to be Kakinada, a coastal Andhra district. But could've been fake, as is commonly done in movies! 'wonder if this car still exists with the studios. I wasnt too happy to see what happens to it eventually though (goes off down a sloped road from being stationary and then crashes, falling apart and ending up being towed back home, as seen in the last pic.!)

This car looks pretty nice! Seeing the last picture, doesnt look like they have done too much damage to it. Try tracking it down Staher!

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Old 31st May 2010, 07:41   #273
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This car looks pretty nice! Seeing the last picture, doesnt look like they have done too much damage to it. Try tracking it down Staher!
I sure will!

It must've been technically a nice car but purposefully made to look like a 'dabba' car for the movie!
Actually in the last scene showing the car after it is towed in, the bonnet, which was kept over it, falls down alongwith the front bumper when the truck brings it to a halt! I didnt feel like taking a pic. of that!
BTW, if you notice the first pics., the bootlid is crooked/put of alignment whereas in the later ones it is straight!
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A Peacock Blue probably early 56 Milecento (BML 9XXX) from the movie Guddi. The colour is near identical to my 56 103E. Now I know I got the shade right. The movie though has some great shots of the car as Utpal Dutt gets up and around in it. I need to see the movie again to get better pics. Hey but this one is for the colour.
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A Peacock Blue probably early 56 Milecento (BML 9XXX) from the movie Guddi. The colour is near identical to my 56 103E. Now I know I got the shade right. The movie though has some great shots of the car as Utpal Dutt gets up and around in it. I need to see the movie again to get better pics. Hey but this one is for the colour.
Guddi (Jaya Bhaduri) is driven down to the film studio in this car by her parents. She is so obsessed with filmstars 24X7.
In the film Anand (first prominent appearance by Amitabh Bachchan in a film) Amitabh Bachchan owns and drives a black Fiat Dukkar (the older one not with the centre light), whose regn no. is MSX 2205, if I am not mistaken.
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Guddi (Jaya Bhaduri) is driven down to the film studio in this car by her parents. She is so obsessed with filmstars 24X7.
In the film Anand (first prominent appearance by Amitabh Bachchan in a film) Amitabh Bachchan owns and drives a black Fiat Dukkar (the older one not with the centre light), whose regn no. is MSX 2205, if I am not mistaken.
I remember this car in the movie, saw it long ago. But didnt notice the colour was a metallic shade then!
Yes, Big B drives a black dukkar (with black wheels and a roof rack IIRC) in Anand, which is initially shown as a black delight in one scene!

And for my contribution today:

Difficult to make out but seems to be an early 50s Plymouth (or more likely a Desoto, going by the front grille) wagon seen in this song from the movie "Jab pyar kisi se hota hai", 1961):



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Also, not sure if these had been posted before, but a M.Minor, Hillman Minx and '56 Plymouth from an 80s Tamil movie "Nayagan", which was based on the life of Varadharajan Mudaliar (a.k.a Vardha bhai), a real-life don of Bombay.

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An early 50s(?) Yank tank in an 80s tamil movie "Sakalakala vallavan" starring Kamal Hasan. 'cant identify what car it is, but looks like a Chrysler product?

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Also a "topless" mk2 Herald in a 90s tamil movie "VaanamE illai"
Apart from the top stripped off, one can also notice another common mod- the conversion to the rigid type rear axle with twin leaf springs (visible on the underside in some of the pics.)
Any team bhpians from Madras who know this car well? C S Ananth et al?

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PS: Sorry about the bad quality, movies obviously recorded on cheap quality VCDs!

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An early 50s(?) Yank tank in an 80s tamil movie "Sakalakala vallavan" starring Kamal Hasan. 'cant identify what car it is, but looks like a Chrysler product?

Also a "topless" mk2 Herald in a 90s tamil movie "VaanamE illai"
Any team bhpians from Madras who know this car well? C S Ananth et al?
Yup, that is a 1952 (?) Chrysler cabrio. Similar one with Nitin Dossa in Bombay, MSY regd.

And the Herald is now a Chinkara

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And the Herald is now a Chinkara
Aah yes, found more on this car here:


Chinkara 1.8S - Rubberneckin | First Drives - CarWale.com

Sad indeed! Incidentally, you'd told me a bunch of Deutsch videshis had been buying up Heralds in Pune and taking them to Goa a few years ago- was it for the same purpose??

'wonder what they do with the leftover original parts though!
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Yet another Yank tank, this one is seen (albeit very briefly) in the movie 'Lal paththar', 1971.

I first thought its a '40s Ford, going by the rear windscreen, but then the trims and position of door handles look different (compare with these pics. of 40s Fords:

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Also note the regn., which says just 1134. Any idea what state it could be? Although the scene in the is supposed to be based in Barrackpore.

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Yet another Yank tank, this one is seen (albeit very briefly) in the movie 'Lal paththar', 1971.
I first thought its a '40s Ford, going by the rear windscreen, but then the trims and position of door handles look different (compare with these pics. of 40s Fords: ford 1942 sedan - Google Search
Also note the regn., which says just 1134. Any idea what state it could be? Although the scene in the is supposed to be based in Barrackpore.
My guess is that this is a 1947 Chrysler, and the number is fake.

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Here is the 'chop-top' dukkar that was mentioned by anjan, used in the 90s movie "Hum hain raahi pyar ke"

I'm positive its an elegant. Although the car sports millecento side-pattis and numberplate light, the rims, tail-lamps plus more importantly, the way the front parking lights are set wide apart from the grille tell that its an elegant.

The front quarter glasses are from a Super-select and front grille was a popular aftermarket one for selects/super-selects.

I guess this car could never be restored to originality! 'doubt if it still exists either.
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I must say elegants make good convertibles look almost like the Hillman minx convertibles from the front. Wont be chopping up my car anytime soon though
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I must say elegants make good convertibles look almost like the Hillman minx convertibles from the front.
They may if there is a proper provision made for the soft-top at the rear, rather than make it sit up like the cycle rickshaw roof! Not very convenient for reversing especially.
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These snapshots I took from a famous malayalam movie. The registration shows its a 1954 AJS. But not sure about it. Any more info regarding this bike?
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