Naya Daur (1957)
(Certified: Aug 12, 1957)
Shankar (Dilip Kumar) lives in a remote village in rural India with his mother (Leela Chitnis) and sister, Manju (Chand Usmani), and drives a horse-carriage for a living. The main employer in the region is a kind-hearted businessman Maganlal (Nasir Hussain). When Maganlal announces that he would like to undertake a religious pilgrimage, his son, Kundan (Jeevan), takes over and wants to cut back on labor and mechanize the business - thus leading to loss in jobs. He also introduces a bus thus taking away business from the horse-carriage drivers. This angers the community and they ask Kundan to reconsider, and he flatly refuses - but agrees to withdraw the bus provided Shankar races it with his horse-carriage. Watch the action unfold as Shankar unites a divided village, and how he sets about to keep his faith in winning this race between man and machine.