Wearing torn Japanese shoes, English trousers, a red Russian cap, and a Hindustani heart, orphaned Ranbir Raj comes to Bombay to make his fortune. He pawns his gold medal, gambles with the ... See full summary »

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Vidya
Nadira ...
Maya
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Ranbir Raj / Raj Kumar of Pipli
Nemo ...
Seth Sonachand Dharmanand
Lalita Pawar ...
Ganga Mai
M. Kumar
Hari Shivdasani ...
Philachand
Nana Palsikar ...
Gambler with goatee
Bhudo Advani ...
Gambler
Pesi Patel ...
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Ramesh Sinha
Rashid Khan ...
Radiwala
Sheela Vaz ...
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S.P. Berry
Kathana
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Wearing torn Japanese shoes, English trousers, a red Russian cap, and a Hindustani heart, orphaned Ranbir Raj comes to Bombay to make his fortune. He pawns his gold medal, gambles with the money, loses everything, & the balance is pick-pocketed. He ends up on the beach, meets with Vidya Shastri, a teacher who runs a private school, and both fall in love. Ranbir gets a job in a laundry. When he goes to deliver some clothes to Maya, she notices that he has a way with cards, gets him to accompany her to a casino of sorts, where he wins Rs.20000/-, which unfortunately is pocketed by Maya. Then a rich industrialist, Sonanand Dharmachand, approaches Ranbir, hires him to work for him, and soon Ranbir is on his way to a wealthy life. Vidya gets a first hand look at this wealthy life, and decides to break up with him. Sonachand teaches Ranbir that in order to make money one must never discriminate between the rich and poor. So they set out to offer homes to the homeless for Rs.100/-. Watch ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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The album "Buddha Bar XIV" 2012 song "Sasha Dith" - Bollywood (Saxo Club Mix) was a remix of " Mera Jhoota Hain Japani". See more »

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Featured in And the Show Goes on: Indian Chapter (1996) See more »

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Mera Joota Hai Japani (part II)
Music by Shankarsingh Raghuwanshi & Jaikishan Dayabhai Panchal
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Good story, acting, photography and direction with excellent music music
16 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

Nargis, Nadira and Rajkapoor are good in this movie. Direction by Rajkapoor and photography by Karmakar is also good. Shankar Jaikishan's music is outstanding. Songs are still popular even after 45 years. Lyrics by Shailendra and Hasrat were quite meaningful. Mera joota hai japani, Ichak dana, Mur mur ke na dekh, Dil ka haal sune dilwala, Yeh raat bheegi bheegi.. all songs were very hit.. but the best was Ramaiya vasta waiya..


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