MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 7,390 this week

Aar-Paar (1954)

 -  Musical | Romance | Thriller
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 146 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 2 critic

An ex-convict gets a job as a taxi driver to change his girlfriend's prejudiced father's view of him, and becomes embroiled with a criminal gang in the process.

Director:

Writers:

(dialogue), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

Alpha House Premieres Today

All ten episodes of the second season of "Alpha House" are available starting today. Watch them now, only on Prime Instant Video.


Related News

In a Cult of their own (Part – I)
| DearCinema.com

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 24 titles
created 10 Jul 2011
 
a list of 518 titles
created 24 Aug 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 09 May 2013
 
a list of 500 titles
created 30 Jul 2013
 
a list of 25 titles
created 22 Aug 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Aar-Paar" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Aar-Paar (1954)

Aar-Paar (1954) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Aar-Paar.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

C.I.D. (1956)
Action | Musical | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A newspaper editor, Shrivastav, is killed when he was about to expose the underworld links of a very rich and influential person. C.I.D. Inspector Shekhar is assigned to this case, an ... See full summary »

Director: Raj Khosla
Stars: Dev Anand, Shakila, Johnny Walker
Mughal-E-Azam (1960)
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Inspired by true events, a 16th century prince falls in love with a court dancer and battles with his emperor father.

Director: K. Asif
Stars: Prithviraj Kapoor, Madhubala, Durga Khote
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Two friends, attempting to start-up their own photo studio, come across shady dealings, corruption and murder, and must fight to bring the guilty to light.

Director: Kundan Shah
Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Bhakti Barve
Arjun (1985)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

After completing his education; all Arjun Malvankar attempts in finding a job prove fertile he also have a stressful family life to deal with. The corruptions and injustice taking place in ... See full summary »

Director: Rahul Rawail
Stars: Sunny Deol, Dimple Kapadia, Raj Kiran
Zanjeer (1973)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The world erodes around Vijay, an honest police officer. He is jailed for 6 months on false charges, trapped by gang leader Teja. When Vijay is released from jail, he plans to take revenge.

Director: Prakash Mehra
Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri, Pran
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

In the hope of earning enough money to pay off his debts and save his land, a poor farmer becomes a rickshaw puller in the Calcutta and faces many difficulties.

Director: Bimal Roy
Stars: Balraj Sahni, Nirupa Roy, Rattan Kumar
Pyaasa (1957)
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A talented but indigent poet Vijay struggles for love and recognition in this selfish world.

Director: Guru Dutt
Stars: Mala Sinha, Guru Dutt, Waheeda Rehman
Guide (1965)
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A Guide falls in love with a married woman, then is jailed for forgery and stealing money from her.

Director: Vijay Anand
Stars: Dev Anand, Waheeda Rehman, Leela Chitnis
Barsaat (1949)
Drama | Romance | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Pran and Gopal are traveling in a convertible in the Indian countryside but the car breaks down. Near Satpur they come across a village and rest there for a few days. While there Gopal ... See full summary »

Director: Raj Kapoor
Stars: Nargis, Raj Kapoor, Prem Nath
Picnic (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: Guru Dutt, Sadhana
Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

After the retirement of his dad, the onus is on Bharat to look after the Delhi-based family. He has two younger college-going brothers, Deepak and Vijay, and a sister of marriage age, Radha... See full summary »

Director: Manoj Kumar
Stars: Manoj Kumar, Shashi Kapoor, Zeenat Aman
Taj Mahal (1963)
Drama | Romance | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

It was at the Meena Bazar that Shehzada Khurram first laid eyes on Arjuman Banu. When their eyes met it was love at first sight for both of them. When Queen Noor Jehan, one of the wives of ... See full summary »

Director: M. Sadiq
Stars: Bina Rai, Pradeep Kumar, Jabeen Jalil
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Shyama ...
Nikki
Guru Dutt ...
Kalu
Jagdish Sethi ...
Lalaji
Johnny Walker ...
Rustom (as Johny Walker)
Jagdeep ...
Elaichi Sandow
Shakila ...
Dancer (Captain's Moll)
Bir Sakuja ...
Captain
Rajendra ...
(as Rajinder)
Amir Banu ...
(as Ameer Banu)
Rashid Khan ...
(as Rasheed)
M.A. Latif ...
(as M.A. Lateef)
Edit

Storyline

Kalu is a taxi-driver in Bombay, India. He has two women who love him and would like to marry him. Kalu first wants to establish himself, and become rich, before he can even think of marriage. One of the women who loves him, has a father who is involved in gangster-type activities, and would like Kalu also to join him so that he can get rich soon. Kalu has now to decide to become rich quick or sleep better. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Also Known As:

From One Side to the Other  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Lamhe (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Ja Ja Ja Ja Bewafa, Kaisa Pyaar Kaisi Preet Re
Sung by Geeta Dutt
Music composed by O.P. Nayyar
Lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Babuji Dheere Chalna...
5 April 2010 | by (Fraggle Rock) – See all my reviews

Guru Dutt's 'Aar Paar' is a film noire-type entertaining thriller. During his time, Dutt, along with the likes of Raj Khosla and Dev Anand have specialized in this genre and have delivered some of the classiest thrillers in Indian cinema. Yet, 'Aar Paar' isn't without its flaws. Some sequences have been dragged on too much and the pacing, at some points, is very slow. Moreover, the Johnny Walker track could have easily been reduced. Most of the songs are a delight. The only one i didn't like was the 'Suhn Suhn' song which is also repeated in a sadder version. Guru Dutt plays his part of the streetsmart driver with ease. Hotties Shyama and Shakila seem to have done an odd switch of roles that had made them famous. Shyama who played a vamp in 'Bhai Bhai' does a fine job as a bubbly down to earth girl-next-door. Shakila who played a sweet charming girl-next-door is very convincing here as an alluring vamp. Overall, 'Aar Paar' is something that can easily be enjoyed with the whole family. It may not be among Dutt's best works but is nonetheless a fun watch.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Aar-Paar (1954) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?