Year of production: 1951
Production country: India
Production company: R.K. Films
Director: R.K. Films
Producer: R.K. Films
Screenwriter: Khwaja Ahmad Abbas
Composer: Khwaja Ahmad Abbas
D.O.P.: Radhu Karmakar
Editor: G.G. Mayekar
Production designer: G.G. Mayekar
Costume designer: Madame Chorosch
Make up artist: Madhav Pai
Cast: Raj Kapoor, Nargis, Prithviraj Kapoor, K. N. Singh, Shashi Kapoor, Leela Chitnis
Film category: Musical melodrama
Rating: 12+
Length: 145 min.
Raju lives as an outcast because his father, the district judge, kicked Raju's mother out of the house many years ago. Raju lives with a dacoit (pickpocket gangster) as his foster father, but one day he realizes that this man is actually responsible for his parents' breakup. Raju kills him and then tries to kill his own father, but fails and ends up in court, where the father presides. Raju's legal representative is his childhood friend and now the entire responsibility lies on his father, who must pass judgment without showing any personal feelings.
Selected festival history
  • Nomination for the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival
Raj Kapoor
RAJ KAPOOR was born on December 14, 1924 in Peshawar, British India.
Indian director, screenwriter, producer, theater and film actor.
Born into an artistic family, his grandfather was also an actor. Already by the age of fourteen he had an enviable professional experience as a theater actor.
In 1946, as a director, he created his first film, in which he played the leading role, and soon organized his own studio, Raj Kapoor Films, where he was a director, screenwriter, producer, administrator and film hero.
Fame came to Kapoor with his third directorial work. It was the legendary "Awaara", work on which lasted almost three years.
In 1951, the film appeared on the screens of India and, after a resounding success, began its travels around the world. The film received a prize at the Cannes Film Festival. In 1955, audiences awarded him the title of best director of India for directing the satirical comedy "Shree 420" For the film Jagte Raho (1956), Kapoor received the Crystal Globe at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (1957)

1978 – Satyam Shivam Sundaram
1970 – Mera Naam Joker
1964 – Sangam
1955 – Shree 420
1951 – Awaara