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Anari (1959)

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Raj Kumar is an honest, handsome and intelligent young man to boot. He works as a sole Trader therefore a painter by trade, but unable to earn a living, and unable to pay rent to his ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Raj Kumar
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Aarti Sohanlal
Lalita Pawar ...
Mrs. L. D'Sa
Shubha Khote ...
Asha
Motilal ...
Seth. Ramnath Sohanlal
Mukri ...
Kamdhar (Raj Kapoor's co-worker)
Ashim Kumar
Nana Palsikar ...
Evil Priest (as Nana Palshikar)
Paul Mahendra ...
(as Pal Mahendra)
Brahm Bhardwaj ...
(as Brahm Bharadwaj)
Vishwa Mehra
Ruby Mayer ...
Girl's College Facilitator (as Sulochana Sr.)
Meena T. ...
(as Meena)
Aruna
Viren
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Raj Kumar is an honest, handsome and intelligent young man to boot. He works as a sole Trader therefore a painter by trade, but unable to earn a living, and unable to pay rent to his kind-hearted but talkative landlady, Mrs. D'sa. One day Raj finds a wallet containing money, and he returns it to the owner, Ramnath. Ramnath admires Raj and pleased with his honesty employs him to work in his office as a Receptionist. Raj meets with Ramnath's maidservant, Asha, and soon both fall in love. This all ends when Raj finds out that Asha is really Aarti, the daughter of his employer. He then alienates himself from his employer and his daughter, and looks after his ailing landlady by cooking and serving her daily meals. Unfortunately, she passes away suddenly. The police conduct a post-mortem, and as a result find out that Mrs. D'sa was poisoned. Raj became the prime suspect and is subsequently taken for questioning, and is arrested and held in a cell. Later on Raj planned a narrow escape which ... Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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References Chori Chori (1956) See more »

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Ban Ke Panchhi
Music by Shankarsingh Raghuwanshi & Jaikishan Dayabhai Pankal
Performed by Lata Mangeshkar & chorus
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A classic with wonderful performances
18 April 2011 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Anari is a classic remembered for Raj Kapoor, Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Lalita Pawar. Raj Kapoor gives us a wonderful and a memorable performances and even makes us even cry in his scenes with Lalita Pawar.Raj Kapoor makes an excellent job in this movie and makes this as one of the classics to be remembered even today.Lalita Pawar really gives her best and makes her performance a memorable one.Hrishikesh Mukherjee has excellently directed and showed that his first classic is the ever best among made in Bollywood.Rarely a classic comes with the wonderful performances by important characters in the film.Motital also has played a pivotal role to make this movie a classic.Shankar Jaikishan has also given his best music with a classical touch.


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