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Awaara (1951)

 -  Drama | Musical | Romance  -  7 April 1956 (USA)
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Raju lives as a derelict as a result of being estranged from his bitter father, a district judge, who threw Raju's mother out of the house years ago. Raju shacks up with a Dacoit (... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Prithviraj Kapoor ...
Justice Raghunath (as Prithviraj)
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Rita
...
Raj Raghunath
K.N. Singh ...
Jagga
Shashi Kapoor ...
Young Raj (as Shashiraj)
Cuckoo ...
Bar Dancer
B.M. Vyas ...
Dubey (Rita's Father)
Leela Mishra ...
Mr. Raghunath's Sister-In-Law (as Leela Misra)
Baby Zubeida ...
Young Rita
...
Leela Raghunath
Honey O'Brien
Om Prakash Mehra ...
(as Om Parkash)
Raju ...
(as Rajoo)
Mansaram
Rajan
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Raju lives as a derelict as a result of being estranged from his bitter father, a district judge, who threw Raju's mother out of the house years ago. Raju shacks up with a Dacoit (pickpocket bandit) as his surrogate father only to realize that the man is actually responsible for the original misunderstanding between his parents. Raju kills him, and then tries killing his father, but fails, is arrested, and is taken to court right before his very own father, who presides there as the Judge. Raju has his childhood girlfriend as his legal representative, and the onus is now on his father, who must pass judgment without showing any personal sentiment. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Raj ('Raj Kapoor') is given prisoner number 308 which is the same as article number of Indian Penal Code for which he was charged and tried. Article 308 of Indian Penal Code is about the charge of 'Attempt to commit culpable homicide'. See more »

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Soundtracks

Awara Hoon
Sung by Mukesh
Music composed by Shankarsingh Raghuwanshi and Jaikishan Dayabhai Panchal (as Shankar-Jaikishan)
Lyrics by Shailendra
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Remarkable
25 June 2003 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Awaara is a stunning example of full tilt filmmaking. Featuring superb (and appropriate) musical interludes by the Shankar-Jaikashan team, this film effortlessly blends a wide range of influences: noir, gothic horror, neo-realism, and the surrealism of Jean Cocteau all come into play. Raj Kapoor and Nargis are one of the finest screen couples of all time, equaling if not topping Jean-Louis Barrault and Arletty in Children of Paradise, another possible cinematic influence on Kapoor, who also directed. This is an exciting, moving, and unforgettable film.


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