Raj Kapoor birthday special: The movies which left us awestruck

The world today celebrates the birth anniversary of Bollywood’s evergreen legend Raj Kapoor popularly known as the showman of Indian cinema.

Raj Kapoor birthday special: The movies which left us awestruck

Today December 14, is the birth anniversary of the Bollywood’s evergreen legend Raj Kapoor. He was known as the showman of Indian cinema. Raj Kapoor was the one who had changed the perception of Indian cinema by producing some path-breaking movies and eventually went on winning 3 National Awards and 11 Filmfare Awards for his exceptional work.

On his 93rd birth anniversary let’s have a look at some of his best films:

Barsaat (1949)
Barsaat features Raj playing the affectionate-star Pran who falls in love with Reshma (Nargis).The film is well known for its songs which emphasizes the narration.

Awaara (1951)
Awaaara was a sensational film not only in the country but also overseas. The plot of the film revolved around the life of Raju (Raj Kapoor) who was alienated from his father (Prithviraj Kapoor). He kills a man who was responsible for his parents' separation. Raju is brought and caught to the court where his father is commanded as the judge.

Shree 420 (1955)
Raj plays Ranbir Raj, an aimless boy who comes to Bombay to make a living. However, Raj soon begins adopting unprincipled ways to make money, thanks to the influence of a businessman and a sultry temptress. Shree 420 is a tale which tells you to follow some principals in life.

Sangam (1964)
Sangam is undoubtedly Raj Kapoor’s best acting piece. In Sangam, he played a very complicated character, sometimes pitiless, sometimes pitiful.

Mera Naam Joker (1970)
Again a story of ‘Raju’ Raj Kapoor’s favorite character name. The four hours long film looks at Raju's life in his school days till the point he ends up in the circus. The movie gives a beautiful life-lesson that regardless of how unhappy you are, The show must go on.

The legendary actor was honored with the Padma Bhushan in 1971 and later with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1987.

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