I don't think there is an existing thread for this movie. I watched it the other day and while I wasn't exactly blown away by it, it was an interesting watch.
As far as I know, this was RK's first directorial venture. The story is about a young man who, on his wedding night, tells his bride (they seem to never have seen each other before) the story of his life. How he's loved the theater since he was a kid. How his childhood sweetheart whom he wanted to start a "theater" with moved away and left him devastated. How history repeated itself when he was in college and how he finally got big financial support and was able to start his own theater.
At this point of the story Nargis appears as a mysterious girl with a dark past - being the perfect actress Kewal (RK's character) had been looking for. I don't want to give away too much, so I'll stop going into more detail now.
Nargis impressed me immensely, she really is mysterious in her beauty. Raj Kapoor was fine, but even though I have only seen him in this and Mera Nam Joker I'm already getting a little fed up with his heavy drama. Lots of heartbreak, sacrifice in this one. But then again, it's beautifully done. Not a waste of time I'd say, but certainly not on my rewatch list for a long time either.
Watched this last night and can definitely agree with the sentiments above...certainly not a waste of time, but not one of my favorites, either.
Unlike the happier tones of Shree 420 and Awaara, where Raj plays the tramp, this film feels very Hitchcock-esque...lots of interesting camera angles/effects being used, eerie music, a dark theme overall. Unlike Hitchcock, though,
this film wraps up with a happy ending...but it doesn't feel contrived. Indeed, Raj has been through so many heartbreaks that it's not at all disagreeable that he ends up with his childhood sweetheart in the end, I personally was rooting for that to happen.
Anyway, it was interesting, if not a fully polished film. The music was ok, I suppose. The only song from the film I could classify as "catchy" is this one that's in my head since I saw the film:
(I've never been a mustache fan. The only man that looks better with a mustache than without is Raj. IMHO.)
dancelover: Finished Madhu, thru the film he is working on today!
Mar 18, 2019 18:52:18 GMT
dancelover: Now working Madhu's lists
Jan 14, 2019 20:33:12 GMT
dancelover: Finished lists for Devika.
Jan 11, 2019 19:31:54 GMT
dancelover: beginning Devika, the Telugu-Tamil star.
Dec 31, 2018 14:29:32 GMT
dancelover: Now finished using a new website about Sivaji Ganesan to revise my jodi-lists for him.
Dec 26, 2018 19:50:24 GMT
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Nov 1, 2018 12:28:15 GMT
dancelover: I now have 5 of the 6, but The Kapoors is missing pages 327 through 350.
Sept 21, 2018 17:28:57 GMT
dancelover: Ordered 6 books from Amazon-linked stores. Dilip Kumar's autobiography arrived. Using it to x-check my records on him.
Sept 18, 2018 20:04:56 GMT
dancelover: Done Sukumari; now working K. R. Vijaya
Sept 11, 2018 20:48:59 GMT
dancelover: Finally completed Lists for Sukumari. Still must cross-reference.
Aug 22, 2018 14:43:14 GMT
dancelover: While still working Sukumari's lists, I have added several Malayalam writers and lyricists, and filled in much data for others.
Jul 16, 2018 13:59:04 GMT
dancelover: Still doing Sukumari; took time to add Malayalam writer Muttathu Varkey.
May 22, 2018 15:22:01 GMT
dancelover: Finished Girija; now working Sukumari (Malayalam actress).
Mar 26, 2018 15:12:18 GMT
dancelover: Now working Girija, a Telugu actress.
Mar 9, 2018 21:53:14 GMT
dancelover: Mona went on to be a Producer of TV. Sridevi worked for her at least once. IMO, Sri was indeed a Great Artist, and Mona was even Greater!
Feb 25, 2018 16:03:19 GMT
dancelover: It was Mona's great artistry, in moving with her 2 kids into father-in-law Surinder's home, that ensured her kids would know Sri's kids as their siblings!
Feb 25, 2018 16:01:17 GMT
dancelover: Now Sri has died while her oldest, Jhansi, is shooting for her debut. Will Arjun comfort Jhansi, and Khushie?
Feb 25, 2018 15:58:21 GMT
dancelover: I think of Boney's 1st wife, Mona Shourie, who died 6 years ago at only 48, just before her son Arjun made his film debut.
Feb 25, 2018 15:55:15 GMT