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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Raj Kapoor ... Raj Kumar
Nutan ... Aarti Sohanlal
Lalita Pawar ... Mrs. L. D'Sa
Shubha Khote ... Asha
Motilal ... Seth. Ramnath Sohanlal
Mukri Mukri ... Kamdhar (Raj Kapoor's co-worker)
Ashim Kumar Ashim Kumar
Nana Palsikar ... Evil Priest (as Nana Palshikar)
Paul Mahendra Paul Mahendra ... (as Pal Mahendra)
Brahm Bhardwaj Brahm Bhardwaj ... (as Brahm Bharadwaj)
Vishwa Mehra Vishwa Mehra
Ruby Mayer ... Girl's College Facilitator (as Sulochana Sr.)
Meena T. Meena T. ... (as Meena)
Aruna
Viren 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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Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

16 January 1959 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Femeia See more »

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L.B. Films See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)
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"Fatality" by N.B.S. feat. Reef the Lost Cauze sampled the song "Tera Jaana" See more »

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References Chori Chori (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

1956, 1957, 1958, 1959
Music by Shankarsingh Raghuwanshi & Jaikishan Dayabhai Panchal
Performed by Lata Mangeshkar, Manna Dey, chorus
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Excellent
14 August 2013 | by narayan-shastriSee all my reviews

I agree with the review by all other users. Anadi is a simply marvellous movie.

Raj Kapoor has done complete justice to his role, Nutan too has come out with flying colours in her role - in this black-and-white classic.

I purchased a home theatre recently and Anadi was the first black-and-white movie DVD (Shemaroo) that I bought. Acting, direction and music are equally excellent - the surround sound digital remastering was an added bonus, making Shankar-Jaikishan's music even more enjoyable.

This is not to canvass for Shemaroo, but if you want to watch Anadi on DVD in the comforts of your living room, I would recommend it.


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