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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 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
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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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16 February 2013 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

I do not like Indian films. same songs, same thin acting, same pink atmosphere. but Awaara is a special case. and the virtue is, in many senses ,of Raj Kapoor. his performance is touching. the recipes is not complicated and very old. and, the art to give it a lot of delicate nuances is successful work. so, it is a kind of pure joy source. a form of picture about Indian reality but with powerful universal message. and this is its basic role. to be a fairy story with same measure of salt and honey. to use basic ingredients of a precious fable about basic values for each man and woman. to create a fragile circle of emotions and fights, pain and hope. and to give to classic Charlot new qualities and a new shadow.


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