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Boot Polish (film)

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Director  Prakash Arora
Release date  August 20, 1954 (India)
Language  Hindi
8/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Screenplay  Bhanu Pratap
Country  India
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Release date  1954
Writer  Bhanu Pratap (dialogue), Bhanu Pratap (photoplay), Bhanu Pratap (story)
Music director  Jaikishan Dayabhai Panchal, Shankarsingh Raghuwanshi
Cast  Kumari Naaz (Belu (as Baby Naaz)), Rattan Kumar (Bhola), David Abraham (John (as David)), Chand Burke (Kamla Devi (as Chand Burque))
Similar movies  Raj Kapoor produced Boot Polish and directed Mera Naam Joker

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Boot Polish (Hindi: बूट पॉलिश) is a 1954 Hindi film directed by Prakash Arora and produced by Raj Kapoor. It won Best Film at the Filmfare Awards.


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Belu (Baby Naaz) and Bhola (Ratan Kumar) are left in the care of their wicked aunt Kamla (Chand Burque) after their mother dies. She forces them to beg in the streets and takes their money.

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A bootlegger named John uncle (David Abraham) teaches them self-respect and to work for a living instead of begging. They save to buy a shoe-polish kit and begin shining shoes. When Kamla discovers this, she beats them and kicks them out of the house.

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Meanwhile, John Chacha is arrested and the children are left to fend for themselves. When it rains and people stop having their shoes polished, the children are in danger of starving. Bhola wishes to never beg again and rejects a coin tossed to him on a rainy night. When Belu takes it out of hunger, Bhola slaps her and she drops it.

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When police come, intent on taking the children, Belu escapes onto a train but Bhola is arrested. On board the train, Belu is adopted by a rich family and she is sad for her brother.

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Bhola searches for Belu after getting out of custody but cannot find her. After running away from an orphanage, he is unable to find work and extremely hungry, and resorts to begging. He encounters Belu while begging at railway station where Belu and her adopted family are boarding a train for vacation. Humiliated, Bhola runs away but his sister pursues him. John Chacha has also come to the station to say goodbye and joins the chase but he falls and is injured. Bhola stops running and Belu and Bhola are reunited.

The rich family adopts Bhola also and they live happily ever after.


  • Baby Boy (at start of Film) - Narendra Rupani
  • Kumari Naaz as Belu (as Baby Naaz) Kapoor visited 12 schools in Bombay in order to search for a suitable child actor.
  • Rattan Kumar as Bhola Bhandari
  • David Abraham Cheulkar as John (as David)
  • Chand Burke as Kamla Devi (as Chand Burque)
  • Veera
  • Bhupendra Kapoor
  • Shailendra
  • Mohanbali
  • Nissar (as Master Nisar)
  • Bhudo Advani as Pedro (as Budho Advani)
  • Prabhu Arora
  • Prithviraj Kapoor as Himself - ritual performed in the beginning of the movie (uncredited)
  • Raj Kapoor as Man asleep on train (uncredited)
  • Awards

    1955 Cannes Film Festival
  • Special Mention to a child actress - Naaz
  • Filmfare Awards
  • Best Cinematographer - Tara Dutt
  • Best Film - Raj Kapoor
  • Best Supporting Actor - David
  • References

    Boot Polish (film) Wikipedia
    Boot Polish (film) IMDb Boot Polish (film)

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