Taarzan: The Wonder Car
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Directed by Abbas-Mustan
Produced by Gordhan Tanwani
Written by Lalit Mahajan
Sunny Mahajan
Starring Ayesha Takia
Vatsal Sheth
Ajay Devgan
Farida Jalal
Gulshan Grover
Rajpal Yadav
Music by Songs:
Himesh Reshammiya
Background Score:
Surinder Sodhi
Cinematography Ravi Yadav
Edited by Hussain A. Burmawala
Distributed by Baba Films
Release date
6 August 2004
Running time
162 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi

Taarzan: The Wonder Car is a 2004 action 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. The film is inspired by the 1983 horror, Christine.

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. Despite its commercial failure, the film was a success on Television. Its television premiere was one of the highest rated broadcast and has been received successfully. The film was extremely popular among kids.

Ayesha Takia won the Filmfare Best Debut Award for her performance.

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PlotEdit

Deven Chaudhary (Ajay Devgan) 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. 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.

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.

12 Years later, Raj studies at college and falls in love with a rich girl named Priya (Ayesha Takia). A young Raj now works in the garage of Kartar Singh (Amrish Puri) as a mechanic. 1 day, Raj finds Taarzan and recognizes it immediately. He somehow pools money and buys it at a throwaway price. 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 Deven's mother & Priya united, Deven's spirit becomes free and he ascends to heaven.

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SoundtrackEdit

The music is composed by Himesh Reshammiya with lyrics by Sameer.

# Title Singer(s) Length
1 "Chura Lo" Shaan, Alka Yagnik 4:29
2 "Dil Se Juda" Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik, Jayesh Gandhi 5:10
3 "Gonna Fall In Love" Kunal Ganjawala, Alka Yagnik, Jayesh Gandhi 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 6:00
7 "Chura Lo Dil Mera" Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik 4:29

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