Changes between Version 1 and Version 2 of Shri 420 (1955)

Jan 26, 2012, 7:10:39 AM (12 years ago)



  • Shri 420 (1955)

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     1== Shri 420 == 
     2aka Mr 420 
     41955 177’ b&w Hindi 
     6d/p [[Raj Kapoor]] 
     8pc [[R.K. Films]] 
     10st/co-sc K.A. Abbas co-sc V.P. Sathelyr Shailendra, Hasrat Jaipuri c Radhu Karmakar m Shankar-Jaikishen 
     12lp Raj Kapoor, Nargis, Nadira, Nemo, Lalita Pawar, M. Kumar, Hari Shivdasani, 
     13Nana Palsikar, Bhudo Advani, Iftikhar, Sheila Vaz, 
     14Ramesh Sinha, Rashid Khan, Pesi Patel 
     16Having played a tramp in [[Awara]] (1951), 
     17Kapoor elaborates his vagabond image further 
     18with this sentimental story about Raju (Kapoor), 
     19a country boy carrying the archetypal bundle on 
     20the end of a stick over his shoulder, who tries to 
     21make his fortune in Bombay. The city is 
     22presented in terms of Abbas’s familiar 
     23stereotypical contrast between the corruption of 
     24the urban rich and the warm-hearted poor (e.g. 
     25Pawar as the fruit-seller). Raju falls in love with 
     26Vidya (Nargis), a poor schoolteacher who has a 
     27paralysed father. Maya (Nadira) is the femme 
     28fatale who embroils Raju in a decadent life. Raju 
     29is seen gambling, playing the trumpet in a club, 
     30surrounded by dancing-girls (the number 
     31Mudmud ke na dekh), and he becomes a 
     32conman in the employ of Maya’s friend Seth 
     33Dharmanand, a ruthless capitalist. 
     34When he is used to swindle the homeless, Raju 
     35rebels and a lively chase involving a bag of 
     36money provides the bridge to the happy ending. 
     37Opening with the Chaplin number Mera Joota 
     38hai japani (sung by Mukesh), the film includes 
     39some of the star’s most famous star songs: the 
     40carnivalesque Dil ka haal sune dilwala (sung by 
     41Manna Dey) and the best-known Kapoor-Nargis 
     42duet, performed in the rain as they fall in love, 
     43Pyar hua ikraar hua (sung by Manna Dey and 
     44Lata Mangeshkar).