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Papi (1953)

| Crime, Drama
On the run from the police, an atheist masquerades as a religious icon.



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Cast overview:
Raju / Swami Satyananand
P. Kailash ...
Maruti ...
Ramesh Thakur
Mehar Banu ...
Lachhi's Nani (as Meherbanoo)
Sawan Kumar ...
(as Shrawan Kumar)
Master Romi ...
Raju's Atma (as Romi)


Mocking at religion, flirting with women, in debt with a number of shop-keepers, Raju lives an impoverished lifestyle, and is in love with Lachhi, whose blind Nani does not approve of him. When he finds out that Nani's landlord, Kalwa, is threatening to evict them unless she comes up with Rs.5000/-, he first attempts to borrow money. Failing in this, he steals it from Rana and goes on the run from the police. He boards a train without a ticket and enters a compartment which has a single occupant, Swami Satyanand, who looks exactly like him. The train has an accident, he takes advantage of this situation, dons the Swami's guise, and subsequently manages to pull wool over the latter's devotees - with an agenda of collecting as much cash as possible. He is not aware that Swami has survived the accident, and is being held against his will by Lachhi - and it will not be too long before Raju's past will catch up with him - and he will have to answer for his crimes. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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A Nargis Raj Kapoor entertainment with Raj Kapoor in dual role
27 May 2011 | by See all my reviews

While Paapi is not a Raj Kapoor production movie and though played by Raj Kapoor and Nargis in the lead roles, this is not of the Shri 420 or Awara classic types. The movie has some good songs and Raj Kapoor played the dual role of Raju and Swami Satyanand very well. Nargis in the role of the milkmaid and village belle played an excellent role and was very natural in role rustic role. I never knew that Raj Kapoor Nargis had movie named Paapi until I was going through the Nargis filmography and found about this movie. The movie has some beautiful songs specially the ones played by Nargis. The story is enjoyable and the climax was as expected . I give it a seven out of ten.

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