Taarzan: The Wonder Car
Taarzan: The Wonder Car is a 2004 Indian fantasy thriller film directed by Abbas Burmawalla and Mustan Burmawalla. The film stars Vatsal Sheth, Ajay Devgn and Ayesha Takia in the lead roles, while Farida Jalal, Shakti Kapoor, Amrish Puri, Pankaj Dheer, Sadashiv Amrapurkar, Gulshan Grover and Mukesh Tiwari play supporting roles. It is loosely based on the American film Christine (1983), which was also remade in Marathi as Ek Gadi Baki Anadi in 1989.
|Taarzan: The Wonder Car|
|Produced by||Gordhan Tanwani|
|Edited by||Hussain A. Burmawala|
|Distributed by||Baba Films|
|Box office||₹6.20 crore|
The film was released as a part of launching the car named "Tarzan". Due to a huge failure of the movie at the box office, the car was never launched. Producers of the movie and the car faced huge losses.
Ayesha Takia won the Filmfare Best Debut Award for her part in the movie.
Deven Chaudhary (Ajay Devgn) lives with his mother (Farida Jalal) and only son Raj (Vatsal Sheth). Deven spends considerable time designing the perfect car, calling it DC — which is very futuristic and more advanced than any other car in the market — and registering its patent. The SUV car is said to have 400BHP and 500NM of torque, as well as making it from 0-60 in 5.2 seconds. He also looks after an older model car, handed over to him by his late father, and calls it "Taarzan". He meets with Rakesh Kapoor (Pankaj Dheer) and his partners, who praise his design but decline dealing with him, as they do not want to give royalty as part of the deal.
Later, Deven finds that Rakesh and his partners conned him and registered his design under their name. Deven reports this to a police officer, Inspector Sanjay Sharma (Deepak Shirke), but the latter turns out to be on Kapoor's payroll. Kapoor, along with his cronies and Sharma, attack and lock Deven in his car. The car is then pushed into the river, causing a bound and gagged Deven to die. Unaware of the truth behind Deven's death, his mother decides to bring up her grandson alone.
Twelve years later, Raj studies at a college and falls in love with a rich girl named Priya (Ayesha Takia). The young Raj now works in the garage of Kartar Singh (Amrish Puri) as a mechanic. One day, Raj discovers Taarzan and recognizes it immediately. He somehow pools money and buys it at a throwaway price, which was 5000 rupees. Raj wants to update the car that reminds him of his father. Little does he know that with the car, he has also brought back his father, whose soul is trapped inside the car.
Kartar is moved on learning this and aides Raj in repairing Taarzan. Taarzan is totally revamped and Raj decides to rename it DC, to honour his father's memory. Here, Deven's spirit possesses Taarzan and starts killing all the gentlemen responsible for the murder, including Inspector Sanjay Sharma. Since the car now belongs to Raj, he becomes a suspect in eyes of Inspector Khurana (Gulshan Grover), the investigating officer. Here, Kapoor returns to India after learning that all his partners have died. Kapoor is revealed to be Priya's father.
On Priya's insistence, Kapoor goes to meet Raj, but after learning that Raj is Deven's son, Kapoor assumes that Raj has somehow found the truth and is using Priya as a pawn. Kapoor decides to kill Raj and take Priya back with him. Priya and Raj are both clueless, but Raj is shocked when Kapoor tells him the truth. Here, Taarzan comes alive again and in front of disbelieving eyes of Kapoor and Raj, jumps in the ocean to save Raj. Deven's spirit now becomes visible to everybody.
In front of Raj, his grandmother, Priya and Inspector Khurana, a terrified Kapoor confesses the crime. Khurana arrests Kapoor, while Deven says his last goodbye to his mother and son. With Raj, his mother and Priya united, Deven's spirit becomes free and he ascends to heaven, with Raj and Priya living a happy life afterwards.
The car is loosely based on a 1991 Toyota MR2, although comparisons have been made to the 2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse and Ferrari 348. It is said to have high performance tyres and produces around 650 BHP, with its kerb weight being 1358 KG. The production team used 7 Toyota MR2s for the stunt scenes in the making of the film. with amount of 25 crore.
- Vatsal Sheth as Raj Choudhary
- Ayesha Takia as Priya Rakesh Kapoor
- Ajay Devgan as Deven Choudhary
- Farida Jalal as Mrs. Choudhary and Deven Choudhary's Mother
- Pankaj Dheer as Rakesh Kapoor And Priya's Father
- Sadashiv Amrapurkar as Anthony D'Costa
- Shakti Kapoor as Mahesh Saxena
- Mukesh Tiwari as Kailash Chopra
- Amrish Puri as Kartar "Kaakha" Singh
- Gulshan Grover as Inspector Khurana
- Rajpal Yadav as Constable Havaldar Sitaram
- Deepak Shirke as Inspector Sanjay Sharma
- Sumeet Pathak as Vicky (Friend of Raj Chaudhary).
- Jeetu Verma as Jojo
|1||"Chura Lo"||Shaan, Alka Yagnik||4:29|
|2||"Dil Se Juda"||Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik||5:10|
|3||"Gonna Fall In Love"||Kunal Ganjawala, Alka Yagnik||4:36|
|4||"O Lala Re"||K.K, Alka Yagnik||5:16|
|5||"O Sajan"||Udit Narayan & Alka Yagnik||6:44|
|6||"Taarzan"||Kumar Sanu, Jayesh Gandhi||6:02|
|7||"Chura Lo Dil Mera"||Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik||4:29|