Mr. 420

Mr. 420

Original Title : Shree 420
English Title : Mr. 420
Country : India
Language : Hindi
Year : 1955
Runtime : 168 min Venue: NFAI Law College Road
Showtime: 17th Jan 2018, 2.00 p.m.

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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, and loses everything. He ends up on the beach, meets with Vidya Shastri, a teacher, 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 big, which unfortunately is pocketed by Maya. Then a rich industrialist, Sonchand, approaches Ranbir, hires him to work for him, and soon Ranbir is on his way to a wealthy life. Vidya gets a firsthand look at this wealthy life, and breaks up with him. Sonachand teaches Ranbir that in order to make money one must never discriminate between the rich and poor. However, Ranbir realises that Sonachand has been setting him up to be the fall guy.