Vintage film : Aag (1948)

Aag (Hindi: आग) is a 1948 Hindi film which was produced and directed by Raj Kapoor. He also played the male lead. The film marked the debut of Raj Kapoor as producer and director and was the first film produced by his R K banner. It was also the first of many films he did with actress Nargis. Premnath, Nigar Sultana, Kamal Kapoor and Kamini Kaushal also starred in supporting roles. Raj Kapoor’s youngest brother Shashi Kapoor appeared as a child artist in this film playing the younger version of his character. The film’s music was directed by Ram Ganguly.

Kewal (Raj Kapoor) reluctantly accepts his father (Kamal Kapoor)’s demands to continue the family tradition by studying law and become a successful lawyer just like him. However due to a lack of interest in becoming a lawyer and more interest in opening up his own theatre company, he fails his law exams and is thrown out of the house by his father. Luckily he finds a patron of the arts, Rajan (Premnath), who is the owner of a theatre company, that has closed down. A childhood romance with a girl named Nimmi haunts his fantasies, and Kewal searches for her in other women, even renaming them after his former sweetheart. With a theatre, a play and a feminine image in his mind, he discovers a woman (Nargis) made homeless by the Partition and the play of his dreams can at last be written and performed.

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4 Comments

  1. Zephyr said,

    June 3, 2010 at 6:30 am

    Thanks for this one! I love the dekh chand ki or so much that I play it over and over again, thus spoiling my cassette. Now I will have a copy on my hard disc!🙂

  2. Surendra Bhimani said,

    July 28, 2010 at 12:53 am

    Has anyone noticed the picturization of “Raat ko ji chamke taare”? For a filmmaker like Raj Kapoor, what a lousy picturization for such a catchy and fast-paced song! Two adults made up as babies singing this duet in their baby carriages — what was Raj Kapoor thinking when he visualized this song? And I am not being sarcastic, I am only surprised.

  3. Smita said,

    November 6, 2010 at 12:28 am

    From what I remember of the film, Raj Kapoor, as he eventually ventures into theatre, the stage catches fire and half side of his face is burnt in the accident. He, then on, lives with a complex and then finally in the end gets acceptance, most importantly, from his own dignity. The film’s story and screenplay seemed much inspired from Prithviraj Kapoor’s bent towards theatre and the pace of the film matched that of a live play. I think this very point must’ve compelled Raj Kapoor to re-do the script with a female protagonost this time, and make Satyam Shivam Sundaram.

  4. M.AZeem said,

    May 16, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Nice Sings


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