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Old 2nd December 2011, 21:05   #2026
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The rear curves too, over the rear wheel arch do not match to that of an MG. This is more of an home grown / home made one.
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Here is another lobby card, with the Victoria Memorial in the background. What car is this? Is this one of the local "racing" specials? The proportions of this car are a bit scewed, but the finish looks good. Lets hear if someone remembers this car.

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MG 1600 ? my guess without the windshield and local hubcaps ( they have a cross sign like the oldsmobile though )

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That is no MG under any circumstances, there is a vague disproportionate similarity. See enhanced picture of the front. My guess is a home made special, either for racing or to groove. And no info yet about the movie and the stars

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The hero appears like the lanky Soumitra Chatterjee-may receive feedbacks from Bengali movie buffs here.The car appears to have been built on an Ambassador chassis (the wheel discs look like that to me??) and the wheel caps may be the aftermarket ones fitted to many Ambassadors of yore.It may also be the Dodge Kingsway full wheelcaps chopped off and fabricated to fit these discs.
The headlight-parking light console is from the late 1950's Ford Anglia.
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Incidentally he was Satyajit Ray's favourite cast for the hero's role. Here is the same hero shifting camp on an Ambassador in Satyajit Ray's Aranyer Din Ratri.
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Here is the same hero Soumitra Chatterjee in a scene from the Satyajit Ray movie Abhijaan (1962)
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Near Nagpur there is a Military Cantonment called Kampthi, apparently got its name from Camp T.
In the first picture there is a lady sitting on the pillion, her name was Gool. Wonder if the rider was a Parsi, and did the British have Parsis's conscripted? Just wondering.
Riding the bike in the second picture is Sgt Tagwell Louize.
The bikes may or may not be the same machine.

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This Dodge 1954 convertible is a filmy picture, maybe the heroine is driving and the others are starlets. Any clue as to who they are and in which picture?

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The lady in driving seats looks like marathi actress Padma Chavan and the one on exterem right in salwar suit is Reema Lagoo ( T.V & Film actress), could be a Marathi movie...just a guess.
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This is a photo of Mohammed Rafi in the entrance of some building with a car in the background which I believe is a Chevy. This photo seems to have been touched up in colour, Rafi's face done properly, the car not done well at all.

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Looks like a 61 Impala
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The lady in driving seats looks like marathi actress Padma Chavan and the one on exterem right in salwar suit is Reema Lagoo ( T.V & Film actress), could be a Marathi movie...just a guess.
Yes, these are Reema Lagoo and Padma Chavan. Other women are not so known and are junior artists. No idea which movie this is.
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Refer to post no 2030, the car was not a Dodge but a DeSoto. Here is another picture.
Thanks to our friends for identifying some of the ladies

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Rafi had an Impala a status symbol at that time and a must have for all successful filmy persons.
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Can this be Darshan apartments . Malabar hill

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This is a photo of Mohammed Rafi in the entrance of some building with a car in the background which I believe is a Chevy. This photo seems to have been touched up in colour, Rafi's face done properly, the car not done well at all.

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I am sure glad to have found this great thread. Been reading this from 4 pm to 7.30 pm and have just reached page 12.

I dont have pictures to share right now as I dont have a scanner !

Rewind to 1954, my father was a Captain in the Indian Army and he purchased a hugh black car from a Gora outgoing Brit Officer in Dehradun for a pittance. I have a pic of that car but will scan it later.

My Mom told me that the car hardly ever moved though outwardly it was shining and the interiors was all leather and luxury. Spare parts I guess.

Later he sold the car to a scrap dealer and purchased a Hindustan 14 (a car model after Morris Minor and before LandMaster). My Mom said that my Dad borrowed money from a Baniyaa yes Baniyaa to pay for the brand new H 14 for Rs 6,000/-. No bank loans for cars in 1955.

The car was a head turner.

That car was awesome very reliable and pure leather upholstery. We used to drive all over Nagaland and Assam in those days.

The pics of Calcutta streets are mindblowing !!! Infact the whole thread is awesomest ! Probably a thread Team Bhians can be proud of !!

I can connect coz I have seen these cars in flesh and blood.

I am singing an old song "Oh bring back oh bring back oh bring back my Bonney to me!"

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Rafi had an Impala a status symbol at that time and a must have for all successful filmy persons.
Mohammed Rafi also owned an Audi during his last years.His last journey on 31/07/1980 was on his Audi for a medical check-up. He went to the hospital but passed away and returned without his soul.
I had also seen one picture of his alongside his flame red Premier Padmini with coachwork by Star Auto Builders (SAB).
He lived in Bandra.There is a square named after him viz "Mohammed Rafi Chowk" near Lucky Restaurant (my favourite haunt when there), Bandra.
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This is a photo of Mohammed Rafi in the entrance of some building with a car in the background which I believe is a Chevy. This photo seems to have been touched up in colour, Rafi's face done properly, the car not done well at all.

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The same photo minus the car was seen in one of the LP records of Rafi sahab, I dont know the album name, but the way he is resting on that wall I cannot forget that LP.
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