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Awaara (1951)

Raju lives as a derelict as a result of being estranged from his bitter father, a district judge, who threw Raju's mother out of the house years ago. Raju shacks up with a Dacoit (... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Justice Raghunath (as Prithviraj)
... Rita
... Raj Raghunath
... Jagga
... Young Raj (as Shashiraj)
Cuckoo ... Bar Dancer
... Dubey (Rita's Father)
... Mr. Raghunath's Sister-In-Law (as Leela Misra)
Baby Zubeida ... Young Rita
... Leela Raghunath
Honey O'Brien
Om Prakash Mehra ... (as Om Parkash)
Raju ... (as Rajoo)
Mansaram
Rajan
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Raju lives as a derelict as a result of being estranged from his bitter father, a district judge, who threw Raju's mother out of the house years ago. Raju shacks up with a Dacoit (pickpocket bandit) as his surrogate father only to realize that the man is actually responsible for the original misunderstanding between his parents. Raju kills him, and then tries killing his father, but fails, is arrested, and is taken to court right before his very own father, who presides there as the Judge. Raju has his childhood girlfriend as his legal representative, and the onus is now on his father, who must pass judgment without showing any personal sentiment. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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7 April 1956 (USA)  »

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The Tramp  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Raj Kapoor and. K.A.Abbas, worked toghether for many years, from starting of their carer to end for almost 30 years, from Awaara to Heena. See more »

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Referenced in Izzat Ki Roti (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Awara Hoon
Sung by Mukesh
Music composed by Shankarsingh Raghuwanshi and Jaikishan Dayabhai Panchal (as Shankar-Jaikishan)
Lyrics by Shailendra
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Magnificent, all-singing, all-dancing feast
14 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

A magnificent film - entertainment (singing dancing, sweet, sweet pathos) and excitement - who can forget the crazy Heaven/Hell sequence. The film is marred only by Raj's occasional violence to the character played by Nargis.

The songs are of a consistent hight quality. I have only one question - whatever happened to Honey O'Brien?


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