Shree 420

Unclassified 15+
Raj Kapoor, 169 mins, India, 1955, 35mm, B&W, Hindi with English subtitles.

Shree 420
Shree 420
Raj Kapoor's most famous Chaplinesque incarnation is in the film Shree 420.

A poor but educated orphan (Kapoor) arrives in Bombay with dreams of finding his fortune, but he is quickly drawn into a life of gambling and fraud. Meanwhile, he attempts to woo school teacher Vidya, played by Kapoor's leading lady, Nargis.

Despite her efforts to change his ways, Raj is seduced further into a life of criminal activity and looses Vidya in the process. Finally, he rouses the poor into action against the rich parasites, revealing his true and honest nature.

The film features several legendary musical numbers, including the rousing Mera Joota Hai Japani (My shoes are Japanese) which was embraced by the newly independent India.

New 35mm print. Screening includes an interval.

Dates   Sun 11 Mar 2012, 3pm

Mon 12 Mar 2012, 7.30pm

Wed 14 Mar 2012, 7.30pm

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