December 14, 2023Republic Entertainment Desk

Awara to Jagte Raho, Raj Kapoor's highest-rated films on IMDb

Mera Naam Joker: This semi-autobiographical film by Raj Kapoor remains one of his greatest and most poignant films ever. Unfortunately, the film also bombed at the box office.

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Jagte Raho: Although Raj Kapoor did not direct this film, his portrayal of a poor, thirsty man looking for a pale of water resonated with the audience with its intensity.

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Awara: This 1951 film was not only a grand box office success, but also put Raj Kapoor on a global map especially in soviet union where Kapoor became a socialist icon.

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Shree 420: This 1955 film took forward Raj Kapoor's legacy of socialist, underdog struggling in a morally corrupt society forward in the right direction.

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Anari: Directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Anari was a more joyous extension of the tramp hero first created by Raj Kapoor in Awara.

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Teesri Kasam: Although this Basu Bhattacharya debut did not fare well at box office, Teesri Kasam is remembered for its unconventional themes and ending, and Raj Kapoor's simpleton played a big part.

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Phir Subha Hogi: This 1958 film was an adaptation of Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment, and has aged well with the changing notions of mainstream cinema.

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