Feature FilmReleased Hindi


Dir.:ected by Raj Kapoor | Rated: U (CBFC) | 14 Dec 1951


Criminal Jagga (KN Singh) abducts the wife Leela (Leela Chitnis) of judge Raghunath (Prithviraj Kapoor) in an act of vengeance. But when he realizes she is pregnant, he sets her free. Raghunath, however, suspects her wife of infidelity and disowns her. Leela is forced to bring her son Raj up in poverty. Raj earns a living by shining shoes and also goes to school. But he gets thrown out of school one day and also loses his only friend, Rita. As fate would have it, he is spotted by Jagga, who offers to show him a way to earn easy money. To save his mother from starvation, Raj accepts the offer, keeping Leela in the dark. Raj often dreams of meeting Rita but also thinks she would never accept a criminal. One day, Raj (Raj Kapoor) and Jagga plan a bank robbery, for which they need a getaway vehicle. After stealing a car, Raj hides in a mansion where he bumps into Rita (Nargis). When Rita accepts him in spite of his background, Raj decides to reform himself. However, his path is filled with more obstacles when his mother learns about Jagga and Rita’s father Dubey (BM Vyas) becomes aware of their friendship.

Release Date
14 Dec 1951
Romance, Drama
Black and White
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Cast and Crew

Prithviraj Kapoor
as Justice Raghunath
as Rita
Raj Kapoor
as Raj Raghunath
K. N. Singh
as Jagga
as Bar Dancer
B. M. Vyas
as Dubey (Rita's Father)
Directed by
Raj Kapoor
Written by
K.A. Abbas
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