Awara - EALP 4077 - (Condition – 85-90%) - LP Record

Awaara (Hindi: आवारा Āvārā, meaning "Vagabond"; also written Awāra) is a 1951 Hindi film produced and directed by Raj Kapoor and starring Raj Kapoor, his real-life father Prithviraj Kapoor, Nargis, Leela Chitnis and K.N. Singh. Kapoor's youngest real-life brother Shashi Kapoor plays the younger version of his character and Prithiviraj's father Dewan Bashwanath Kapoor also played a cameo role in his only film appearance. The film's music is by Shankar Jaikishan.

The film centers on the intertwining lives of poor Raj (Kapoor) and privileged Rita (Nargis). In the film, Kapoor's poor, innocent "little tramp" character references Charlie Chaplin and was further developed in other Kapoor films such as Shree 420.

The film became an overnight sensation in South Asia, and found success abroad in the Soviet Union, East Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. In particular, the song "Awaara Hoon" (I am a Vagabond), sung by Mukesh with lyrics by Shailendra, became hugely popular across the Indian subcontinent, as well as in the Soviet Union, China, Turkey, Afghanistan, and Romania. The film was also nominated for the Grand Prize of the Cannes Film Festival in 1953. Owing to its popularity in so many countries, the film is a candidate for most successful film of all time. In 2012, Awaara was included in the 20 new entries to All-Time 100 greatest films by TIME.

Soundtrack -

The music for this film was composed by Shankar Jaikishan while the songs were written by Shailendra and Hasrat Jaipuri. The soundtrack was listed by Planet Bollywood as number 3 on their list of 100 Greatest Bollywood Soundtracks.

Plot -

Judge Raghunath is a wealthy district judge who convicts Jagga, a man whose father was a criminal, of rape on little evidence. The judge believes that "good people are born to good people, and criminals are born to criminals." Jagga later escapes and kidnaps the judge's wife Leela for revenge. When he finds out that she has just become pregnant, he releases her after four days and plans a different kind of revenge. Leela's reputation is smeared by suspicions that she was unfaithful to her husband and the judge throws her out of the house, rejecting her pleas that the child is his.

She has a son, Raj, and they live in poverty as a result of being estranged from the father. As a child, Raj befriends Rita in school, but he is removed from the school rolls while trying to maintain a job as a shoe shine, and Rita moves to another city. One day, Raj meets Jagga, who convinces him to adopt a life of petty crime in order to save his starving mother. Raj grows up into a talented criminal, going in and out of short stays in jail, and working for Jagga's gang, while his mother is under the impression that he is an honest businessman. Raj never forgets Rita, keeping her birthday picture in his home, though he worries that she would dislike him if she knew what kind of man he has grown into.

While planning a bank robbery with his friends, Raj realises they need an automobile. He snatches a woman's purse after she steps out of the car, but finds no keys, and pretends to pursue the thief to release suspicion from himself. After his elaborate act, he returns the purse to the woman, who is charmed by his personality and apparent selflessness. Later, when Raj successfully steals a car, he hides from the police in a mansion where he meets the same woman from before. Seeing the same birthday picture, Raj realises that she is his school friend Rita. Rita tries to ask Raj how things have gone since schooldays, but he jokingly hints that he is a thief, and she decides not to ask further. Rita is now a ward of the Judge, who suspects that the new man in her life is no good. As Raj and Rita fall in love, he starts wanting to turn away from crime and worries that Rita will not accept him due to his lifestyle. Rita still tells him that she doesn't care about his past, as she loves him no matter where he comes from.

Raj tries to quit his life of crime to work at a factory, but his employers fire him when they find out that he was a thief. Rita invites him to her birthday, to the disapproval of the Judge, who believes that the impoverished Raj must come from a bad family. Remembering the humiliation he felt as a child when he could not afford a gift for Rita's birthday, Raj goes back to Jagga for a money loan. Jagga mocks his attempts to reform and asks him to commit more crimes. Raj refuses, but ends up stealing a necklace from a man on the street, not knowing the man was the Judge. At Rita's birthday, when Raj gives her a necklace without a case and the Judge gives her a case without a necklace (he did not realise it had been stolen until then), she discovers that Raj is indeed a thief. Rita goes to Raj's mother and learns his whole life story. She decides that Raj is not bad, but was forced into committing crimes by bad influence and the desperation of living in poverty. Raj is ashamed, still believing he is no good for her, but she forgives him.

Raj goes to the Judge to ask if he can marry Rita, but the Judge is still stubborn and turns him away. Meanwhile, Jagga and the gang commit the bank robbery, but it goes wrong and they have to run from the police. Jagga hides in Raj's house, where Leela recognizes him and he attacks her. Raj enters and fights him off, killing Jagga in self-defense. Raj goes on trial for Jagga's death, where Judge Raghunath is deciding the verdict. Rita persuades him that Raj acted in self-defense and is innocent. When Leela comes to the courthouse, she sees Raghudath and chases after him, but is struck by car. Rita collects the testimony from Leela in the hospital, and later Raj is allowed to visit her. Leela tells Raj that the Judge is his father and asks her son to forgive him. But Raj becomes angrier at the Judge for making him and his mother suffer. He escapes from jail and tries to kill the Judge for revenge, but is stopped by Rita. Due to these actions, Raj is brought to another court, and is defended by Rita, who reveals the full truth to court. Raj chooses not to defend his actions and says that he is a bad man. He asks the court not to think of him, but the millions of other children who grow up in poverty and end up turning to crime because high society does not care about them. While he awaits his execution, Raj is visited by Judge Raghunath, who finally accepts that Raj is his son and tearfully asks for forgiveness. In the end, Raj is spared execution, but sentenced to 3 years in prison for his crime. He promises that after getting released, he will reform himself for Rita, who promises to wait for him.

Record Details

Title

Awara - EALP 4077

Star Cast

Raj Kapoor, Nargis, Prithiviraj Kapoor, K. N. Singh, Shashi Kapoor, Cuckoo, Helen, B. M. Vyas, Leela Mishra, Baby Zubeida & Leela Chitnis

Singer

Mohd. Rafi, Shamshad Begum, Lata Mangeshkar, Mukesh & Manna Dey

Director

Raj Kapoor

Producer

Raj Kapoor

Music

Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics

Shailendra & Hasrat Jaipuri

Releasing Year

1951

Genre

Original Soundtrack

Language

Hindi

Label

HMV

Made In

India

Manufacture

The Gramophone Company Of India Limited

Serial No.

EALP 4077

Side One

  • Title Music

 

  • Naiya Teri Manjhdhar

Mohd. Rafi & Chorus

  • Ek Do Teen

Shamshad Begum

  • Jab Se Balam Ghar Aae

Lata Mangeshkar

  • Hanste Bhi Rahe Rote Bhi Rahe

Mukesh

  • Ab Raat Guzarne Wali Hai

Lata Mangeshkar

Side Two

  • Awaara Hoon 

Mukesh

  • Dam Bhar Jo Udhar Munh Phere

Lata Mangeshkar & Mukesh

  • Ek Bewafa Se Pyar kiya

Lata Mangeshkar

  • Tere Bina Aag Yeh Chandni

Lata Mangeshkar, Manna Dey & Chorus

  • Ghar Aaya Mera Pardesi

Lata Mangeshkar & Chorus

Specification

Size

12 Inches

Speed

33 RPM

Record Condition

85-90%

Cover Condition

Excellent

Director
Director - 1 Raj Kapoor
Lyrics
Lyrics - 1 Shailendra
Lyrics - 2 Hasrat Jaipuri
Music
Music - 1 Shankar
Music - 2 Jaikishan
Producer
Producer - 1 Raj Kapoor
Record Details
Genre Original Soundtrack
Label HMV
Language Hindi
Releasing Year 1951
Size 12 Inches
Speed 33 RPM
Singer
Singer - 1 Mohd. Rafi
Singer - 2 Shamshad Begum
Singer - 3 Lata Mangeshkar
Singer - 4 Mukesh
Singer - 5 Manna Dey
Songs
Side1 - Song1 Title Music
Side1 - Song2 Naiya Teri Manjhdhar
Side1 - Song3 Ek Do Teen
Side1 - Song4 Jab Se Balam Ghar Aae
Side1 - Song5 Hanste Bhi Rahe Rote Bhi Rahe
Side1 - Song6 Ab Raat Guzarne Wali Hai
Side2 - Song1 Awaara Hoon
Side2 - Song2 Dam Bhar Jo Udhar Munh Phere
Side2 - Song3 Ek Bewafa Se Pyar kiya
Side2 - Song4 Tere Bina Aag Yeh Chandni
Side2 - Song5 Ghar Aaya Mera Pardesi
Star
Star - 1 Raj Kapoor
Star - 2 Nargis
Star - 3 Prithiviraj Kapoor
Star - 4 K. N. Singh
Star - 5 Shashi Kapoor
Star - 6 Cuckoo
Star - 7 Helen
Star - 8 B. M. Vyas
Star - 9 Leela Mishra
Star - 10 Baby Zubeida

Write a review

Note: HTML is not translated!
    Bad           Good

Awara - EALP 4077 - (Condition - 85-90%) - LP Record

  • Rs.1,500.00


Related Products

Awara - EALP 4077 - LP Record

Awara - EALP 4077 - LP Record

Awara - EALP 4077 – LP Record Awaara (Hindi: आवारा Āvārā, meaning "Va..

Rs.2,000.00

Awaara - N.36884- 78 RPM

Awaara - N.36884- 78 RPM

Awaara - N. 36884 Raju lives as a derelict as a result of being es..

Rs.1,500.00

Awaara - N.36698 - (Used - Condition 80-85%)- 78 RPM

Awaara - N.36698 - (Used - Condition 80-85%)- 78 RPM

Awaara - N. 36698 - (Used - Condition 80-85%) Raju lives as a dere..

Rs.1,000.00

Awaara - N.50256 - (Used - Condition 80-85%)- 78 RPM

Awaara - N.50256 - (Used - Condition 80-85%)- 78 RPM

Awaara - N. 50256 - (Used - Condition 80-85%) Raju lives as a dere..

Rs.1,000.00

Awaara - N.36697 - (Used - Condition 80-85%)-78 RPM

Awaara - N.36697 - (Used - Condition 80-85%)-78 RPM

Awaara - N. 36697 - (Used - Condition 80-85%) Raju lives as a dere..

Rs.1,000.00

Awaara - N.36696 - (Used - Condition 85-90%)- 78 RPM

Awaara - N.36696 - (Used - Condition 85-90%)- 78 RPM

Awaara - N. 36696 - (Used - Condition 85-90%) Raju lives as a dere..

Rs.1,000.00

Awara - 8907011100908 - LP Record

Awara - 8907011100908 - LP Record

Awara - 8907011100908 - Vinyl Record - LP Awaara is a 1951 Hindi film di..

Rs.999.00 Rs.1,499.00

Awaara - N.36696 - (Condition 80-85%) - 78 RPM

Awaara - N.36696 - (Condition 80-85%) - 78 RPM

Awaara - N. 36696 - (Condition 80-85%) – 78 RPM Raju lives as a derel..

Rs.1,000.00

Awara - EALP 4077 - (Condition 85-90%) - LP Record

Awara - EALP 4077 - (Condition 85-90%) - LP Record

Awara - EALP 4077 - (Condition 85-90%) - LP Record Awaara (Hindi: आवारा ..

Rs.1,500.00

Awara - EALP 4077 - (Condition 85-90%) - Cover Colour Photostate - LP Record

Awara - EALP 4077 - (Condition 85-90%) - Cover Colour Photostate - LP Record

Awara - EALP 4077 - (Condition 85-90%) - Cover Colour Photostate - LP Record ..

Rs.1,500.00

Tags: awara, ealp 4077, condition 85-90, lp record, bollywood