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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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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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Another fine film by Raj Kapoor and Hrishikesh Mukherjee
10 March 2013 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Raj Kapoor is yet again seen in his simpleton, naive character. He plays the character of RajKumar, an amateur painter. He falls in live with Aarti(Nutan), a rich girl(Seth Ramnath is her uncle played by Motilal). But she does not reveal her true identity. Raj begins to work for Motilal. But what Raj doesn't know is that Seth Ramnath is the uncle of Aarti, and what Seth Ramnath doesn't know is that Aarti likes Raj. Later in the film, Mr. D'sa(landlady of Raj) gets flu. Raj is the main accused. Is he the true killer?Will his love find justice?Watch this film to find out. Raj Kapoor, Nutan have given very strong performances supported by Motilal and Lalita Pawar. Songs rendered by Mukesh are a real gem. No doubt the film won 5 Filmfare awards. A classic film which is comparable to other Raj Kapoor classics like Shree 420.


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