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Shree 420 (1955)

168 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Wearing torn Japanese shoes, English trousers, a red Russian cap, and a Hindustani heart, orphaned Ranbir Raj comes to Bombay to make his fortune. He pawns his gold medal, gambles with the money, loses everything, & the balance is ...See moreWearing torn Japanese shoes, English trousers, a red Russian cap, and a Hindustani heart, orphaned Ranbir Raj comes to Bombay to make his fortune. He pawns his gold medal, gambles with the money, loses everything, & the balance is pick-pocketed. He ends up on the beach, meets with Vidya Shastri, a teacher who runs a private school, and both fall in love. Ranbir gets a job in a laundry. When he goes to deliver some clothes to Maya, she notices that he has a way with cards, gets him to accompany her to a casino of sorts, where he wins Rs.20000/-, which unfortunately is pocketed by Maya. Then a rich industrialist, Sonanand Dharmachand, approaches Ranbir, hires him to work for him, and soon Ranbir is on his way to a wealthy life. Vidya gets a first hand look at this wealthy life, and decides to break up with him. Sonachand teaches Ranbir that in order to make money one must never discriminate between the rich and poor. So they set out to offer homes to the homeless for Rs.100/-. Watch what happens when Ranbir finds out that Sonachand has been setting him up to be the fall guy. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com) See less
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Khwaja Ahmad Abbas (story & dialogues) (as K.A. Abbas) (screenplay) (as K.A. Abbas) | V.P. Sathe (screenplay)
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Sep 6, 1955 (India)
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Nargis
Vidya Vidya   See fewer
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Raj Kapoor
Ranbir Raj / Raj Kumar of Pipli Ranbir Raj / Raj Kumar of Pipli   See fewer
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Nadira
Maya Maya   See fewer
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Seth Sonachand Dharmanand Seth Sonachand Dharmanand   See fewer
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Lalita Pawar
Ganga Mai Ganga Mai   See fewer
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M. Kumar
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Hari Shivdasani
Philachand Philachand   See fewer
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Nana Palsikar
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Bhudo Advani
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Rashid Khan
Radiwala Radiwala   See fewer
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Sheela Vaz
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S.P. Berry
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Kathana
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Shailendra
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Raju
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Iftekhar
Police Inspector (as Iftikhar) Police Inspector (as Iftikhar)   See fewer
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Tun Tun
Maya's neighbor (as Uma Devi) Maya's neighbor (as Uma Devi)   See fewer
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Anwari
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Indira
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Mirajkar
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Prithviraj Kapoor
Himself - ritual performed in the beginning of the movie (uncredited) Himself - ritual performed in the beginning of the movie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Randhir Kapoor
Child artiste in song (uncredited) Child artiste in song (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rishi Kapoor
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Ritu Kapoor Nanda
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Jaikishan Dayabhai Panchal
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8.1 / 10 | 2,151 votes