Anari (1959)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 46 mins

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The naive painter Raj (Kapoor) lodges with the devout, rather maternal Mrs D’Sa (Pawar). Raj falls in love with Aarti (Nutan), the niece of the wealthy pharmaceutics manufacturer Ramnath (Motilal) who is Raj’s employer. To sidestep class differences, Aarti pretends to be her own maid. This stratagem leads to problems aggravated when Mrs D’Sa dies after taking medicines made by Ramnath’s company. Raj is accused of having poisoned her. Eventually Ramnath acknowledges responsibility for the crime. Although directed and edited by Mukherjee, the film’s cynical view of capital accumulation betrays Kapoor’s authorial signature (cf. Shri 420, 1955). The presence of Shailendra, Hasrat and Shankar-Jaikishen, close collaborators of the RK banner, as well as the expected Mukesh solo showing a philosophising tramp (Kissi ki muskurahaton pe ho nisar) underline Kapoor’s direct influence on the film.
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as Aarti Sohanlal
as Raj Kumar
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actor
as Miss 1959
as Mrs. L. D'Sa
as Seth. Ramnath Sohanlal
as Kamdhar
as Evil Priest
Supporting Actor
as Girl's College Facilitator
as Asha
Supporting Actor

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Hindi
Colour Info:
Black & White
Sound Mix:
Mono
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Tracklist
Music Label: Saregama India Limited
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References: Chori Chori (Hindi)