A film of many firsts, Aag was the first film Raj Kapoor produced, directed and starred in, and it introduced him to his long term leading lady Nargis. For audiences unfamiliar with Hindi cinema, this brooding, noir-ish melodrama is an ideal entry point.
After Kewel (Kapoor) is cruelly cast from the family home by his father, he scrapes together enough money to build a theatre which eventually features a performance by his beloved, the beautiful singer Nimmi (Nargis).
New 35mm print. Screening includes an interval.
"I'll never forget Aag because it was the story of youth consumed by the desire for a brighter and more intense life. And all those who flitted like shadows through my own life, giving something, taking something, were in that film." - Raj Kapoor