#28 #BootPolish #Scriptors100BestFilms Indian cinema has rarely produced films with children as main protagonist but the one and only #RajKapoor has produced this masterpiece in 1954 which was directed by #PrakashArora which even after 60 years of it’s release still feels relevant in modern India.

Highly socialist in his theme, #BootPolish is a story of young kid Bhola and his baby sister Belu. After their mother dies a wicked aunt forces them to beg but the hopeful kids eventually decides to earn their bread and butter without begging and by doing boot polish. But this is just the start of their unending turmoils and tests. Why boot polish is still relevant because even after so many years of independence, we can find Bhola and Belu in our cities quite often, who crush their dreams and forced to beg. We are still very far away from the solution but in it’s own micro structure this movie deals with a few solutions also.

Internationally acclaimed #BootPolish won Best Film award in #FilmfareAward that year. The song “Nanhe Munne bachche teri mutthi mein kya hai” is still favorite songs at many occasions in Indian schools. We need more movies like Boot Polish. I hope filmmakers and writers will dare to write and produce such cinema as #RajKapoor did.

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Dentist turned Radio Jockey turned Social Activist turned New York Film Academy Graduate. Passion for telling stories in all possible forms. Writer and Editor.
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