Dir. Raj Kapoor (1951).
Kapoor became India’s greatest star (as well as a Soviet icon) directing himself as Chaplinesque protagonist in this musical epic, filled with show biz class-consciousness and featuring some of the craziest production numbers ever committed to film.
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This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 4, 2012