Monday, June 15, 2020

Aawara - Movie

1951. Top 100. Raj Kapoor apparently produced and directed this when he was 26! The movie moves like a shot - not wasting a moment (except for some extra songs in the second half), exploring ideas of rich-poor, good-bad. Raj Kapoor and Nargis share a chemistry that is just fantastic to watch and the many plots and subplots that connect so well keep a movie that 2 hours 47 minutes long appear like its 2 hours. There are times when it feels like we are in some Hollywood film, like
'Westside Story'. He even pulls off a swimsuit shot with Nargis. It ties in perfectly. To do that at 26, wow.

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