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Shriman Satyawadi (1960)

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An orphan refuses to lie to further his and others' careers.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shakila ...
Mehmood ...
Kishore (as Mahmood)
Nasir Hussain ...
Champalal (as Nazir Hussein)
Radhakrishan ...
Lalchand (as Radhakishan)
Kumud Tripathi
Raja Nene ...
Moni Chatterjee ...
Editor (as Moni Chatterji)
B.N. Madhur
Arun ...
(as Aroon)
Sushil Kumar ...
Young Vijaykumar
Haroon ...
Young Kishore
Brahm Bhardwaj ...
Police Inspector (as Brahmbhardwaj)
Parsuram ...
(as Parsharam)


Vijaykumar lives a poor lifestyle along with his honest store-owner widower father, Mohanlal, in a small town. The latter sells his merchandise at a reasonable price much to the chagrin of his competitor, Lalchand, who plants drugs in his store and has him arrested. Unable to bear the shock and humiliation, he passes away, leaving Vijaykumar in the care of his doctor. The latter grows up, becomes a graduate in Science, and re-locates to Bombay to be employed and live with wealthy Champalal and his daughter, Geeta. Vijaykumar does not know that Champalal's partner is none other than Lalchand, who wants his son, Kishore, to wed Geeta, and is all set to create obstacles and challenges for him by marketing untested creams and painkillers. Written by rAjOo (

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A film with an honest heart!
25 May 2010 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Movies,at least in India are meant for true entertainment and a stress busters for employees and many other sections of life.When they are filled with in a noble content nourished with entertainment,a viewer will have something to take home with and the filmmakers too are a satisfied lot .This one didn't manage the latter part but touched my heart for the sincerity the movie was made with by S.M.Abbas. After a tiring Friday,to chill myself out here came the Raj Kapoor starer Shriman Satyawadi which was released in 1960 which focuses on how truth has become an ugly word to this society.One more aspect about the movie is that,despite the movie being made 5 decades ago it still maintains connectivity with the viewer.Probably that's why Raj Kapoor's films have an immortal quality and his films still enchant many film lovers.

The film journeys on an honest guy who believes nothing can replace truth and ethics and those values will sometime or the other come in handy-Though the film has traces of Shree 420 in the honesty aspect,the other parts were quite different, well structured and enacted.30 minutes into the movie and you're sunk into Vijay's world and we forget the actor portraying it.That's called acting and that's class.Raj Kapoor's uncanny knack of managing comedy and emotions at once is real quality to be observed.Never do the characters make us feel they 'rent believable. In the post interval the film's pace slackens and the scenes appear more clichéd.Nevertheless the chemistry between the lead pair makes it up.Shakila's never over the top and does her bit with a unique charm.Mehmood isn't at his best but fits in well enough.The journalist character too is very noble in character and though there's limited screen space it's presence adds solidity to the movie.This one doesn't make it into the list of classics but will make for a good watch on a lazy evening.It has a moral and with accomplished acting performances from the cast,it'll keep you satisfied.This movie's far better than the crap we're put up to by the so called actors of today.Decent script,efficient screenplay,reasonable music!It's a well packaged neat entertainer for a family! Refresh yourself with this!!Remember ,truth will and only prevail!Though late,it yields success and ensures a purposeful existence.

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