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Kewal (Raj Kapoor) reluctantly accepts his father (Kamal Kapoor)'s demands to continue the family tradition by studying law and become a successful lawyer just like him. However due to a ... See full summary »

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Raj Kapoor

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nargis ... Nimmi
Kamini Kaushal ... Miss. Nirmala (as Kaminikaushal)
Nigar Sultana ... (as Nigar)
Kamal Kapoor ... Advocate Khanna
Indumati Indumati
Prem Nath ... Rajan
Raj Kapoor ... Kewal Khanna
Vishwa Mehra Vishwa Mehra ... (as Wishwa Mehra)
Shree Ram Shree Ram
Brijmohan Brijmohan
M.C. Kapoor M.C. Kapoor
Pushpa Pushpa
Shankar Shankar
Sandow Sandow
S. Sethi S. Sethi
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Kewal (Raj Kapoor) reluctantly accepts his father (Kamal Kapoor)'s demands to continue the family tradition by studying law and become a successful lawyer just like him. However due to a lack of interest in becoming a lawyer and more interest in opening up his own theatre company, he fails his law exams and is thrown out of the house by his father. Luckily he finds a patron of the arts Rajan, (Premnath) who is the owner of a closen down theatrical company. A childhood romance with a girl named Nimmi haunts his fantasies, and Kewal searches for her in other women, even renaming them after his former sweetheart. With a theater, a play and a feminine image in his mind, he discovers a woman made homeless by Partition (Nargis) and the play of his dreams can at last be written and performed. Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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Musical | Romance

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

6 August 1948 (India) See more »

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Fire See more »

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R.K. Films Ltd. See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Wonderful romantic musical drama...
22 May 2009 | by dwpollarSee all my reviews

1st watched 5/21/2009 – 7 out of 10 (Dir-Raj Kapoor): Wonderful romantic musical drama about a tormented artist and his search for true love. The story begins with him as a disfigured older man and then he tells the story starting with him at age 10 encountering a girl named Neemi, whom he befriends and wants to perform on stage with at his pretend theater. That girl leaves before she's able to do this and leaves him heartbroken. Ten years later as he's going to college he encounters another girl, whom he names Neemi in remembrance of his former friend, but then she also leaves before accomplishing the task. After failing a test in college, he boldly leaves his family to start a theatre, though this is against his family's wishes. He opens a theatre company but is still searching for his Neemi. He thinks he finds her but his best friend also is in love with her and this causes him to disfigure himself by setting the stage and himself on fire. This is a compelling story that is well played, but it is almost overly-dramatic especially the scene with him leaving the family(probably because this is just not done in their culture). The movie does end on a good note, although I won't give away the ending. The total film is really well put together. If you can handle the many Indian musical numbers you should enjoy the movie. The story, in itself, is enough to recommend the movie despite it being a little bit overdone.


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