Hrishikesh Mukherjee (1959)

U Certificate


Our Score
Ever the underdog, Raj Kapoor takes the lead in this outspoken attack on capitalism and medical irresponsibility. It focuses on the plight of a painter, who is accused of murdering his landlady, even though a medicine produced by the company he works for is really to blame. Nutan is charming as the company owner's niece who poses as her own maid to prevent Raj from discovering the extent of her wealth. But the emphasis is clearly as much on the social issues as on escapism, prompting many critics to suggest that Kapoor had as much to do with the direction as Hrishikesh Mukherjee.


Premiere. Asian drama following the attempts of a naive painter to woo his boss's niece, with whom he has fallen in love, despite the obstacles posed by their different background. Raj Kapoor, Lalita Pawar and Nutan star. The first of four films being shown as a tribute to Nutan, who would have been 80 this year. In Hindi with English subtitles.

Cast & Crew

Raj Raj Kapoor
Aarti Nutan
Mrs D'Sa Lalita Pawar
Ramnath Motilal
Asha Shubha Khote
Evil priest Nana Palsikar
TBC Ashim Kumar
TBC Paul Mahendra
TBC Brahm Bhardwaj
TBC Sulochana
TBC Helen
Director Hrishikesh Mukherjee
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Other Information

Language: Hindi, Urdu +subtitles Black and whiteAvailable on: video and DVD