Mahallada duv-duv gap

Mahallada duv-duv gap (The Talk of the Neighborhood or The Whole Neighborhood is Talking about It) (Uzbek: Mahallada duv-duv gap, Маҳаллада дув-дув гап; Russian: Об этом говорит вся махалля) is a 1960 black-and-white Uzbek comedy. The film was directed by Y. Stepchuk and produced by Shuhrat Abbosov, a prominent Uzbek filmmaker.[1] Mahallada duv-duv gap is considered to be one of the best Uzbek films of all time[2][3] and Shuhrat Abbosov, who received a National Artist of the USSR award for his works, is celebrated as one of the founders of the Uzbek film making industry.[4][5]

Mahallada duv-duv gap/Маҳаллада дув-дув гап
Mahallada duv-duv gap.jpg
A screenshot from the movie (in Russian)
Directed byY. Stepchuk
Produced byShuhrat Abbosov
Written byO. Razamzonov
B. Rest
  • H. Isʼhoqova
  • R. Rizamuhamedova
  • R. Madrahimova
  • Hamza Umarov
  • T. Tojiyev
  • A. Aliyev
  • L. Sarimsoqova
  • M. Yoqubova
  • I. Boltayeva
  • R. Hamroyev
  • R. Pirmuhamedov
Music byM. Leviyev
Edited byI. Gordon
Release date
  • 1960 (1960)
Running time
80 minutes
CountriesUzbek SSR, USSR
LanguageUzbek and Russian


The events in Mahallada duv-duv gap occur in a mahalla — a traditional Uzbek neighborhood — in an old part of Tashkent at a time when big-scale construction works are taking place. The movie humorously depicts the relationships between traditional parents and their modern children.


The script for the film was originally written in Russian. However, Shuhrat Abbosov wanted to make the film in the Uzbek language. Just one day before the start of production, he asked the renowned Uzbek author Abdulla Qahhor to translate the script. Qahhor was in hospital at the time. He translated the dialogues in the script in two hours sitting on a bench in front of the hospital. Abdulla Qahhor is credited as a translator and an editor in the movie.


  1. ^ "The Whole Mahalla is Talking about It". Kinopoisk (in Russian). Retrieved 24 February 2012.
  2. ^ "We Should Create Characters Based on Our National Traditions". BBC (in Uzbek). 19 January 2011. Retrieved 24 February 2012.
  3. ^ Hamroyev, Jasur (17 January 2012). "The Beneficial Work of". Shov-Shuv (in Uzbek). Archived from the original on 30 April 2013. Retrieved 24 February 2012.
  4. ^ Iskandar, Abdulla (27 January 2011). "Shuhrat Abbosov is 80". RFE/RL's Uzbek Service (in Uzbek). Retrieved 24 February 2012.
  5. ^ "BBC's Guest - Shuhrat Abbosov". BBC's Uzbek Service (in Uzbek). 11 May 2009. Retrieved 24 February 2012.