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  • 1954
  • 2 hr 22 min
  • 7.1  (149)

Naukri is a 1955 Indian film directed by Bimal Roy and starring Kishore Kumar, Sheila Ramani, and Balraj Sahni. The film tackles the themes of poverty, unemployment, education, and corruption in society. It is primarily a drama film but also includes elements of romance, mystery, and comedy. The story revolves around Ratan (Kishore Kumar), a young and ambitious man who comes to the city to find a job and make a living. He is educated but because of his lack of connections and influence, he struggles to find a decent job. He joins a drama troupe and becomes a music instructor to make ends meet. Meanwhile, he falls in love with his landlady's daughter, Seema (Sheila Ramani), who is studying in college. Seema's father, Rai Bahadur (Balraj Sahni), is a corrupt businessman who wants his daughter to marry a wealthy man, and disapproves of Ratan.

Ratan's struggle to find a job, his romantic pursuit of Seema, and his interactions with the drama troupe form the crux of the film. The drama troupe scenes are a highlight of the film, showcasing Kishore Kumar's versatility as an actor and singer. The scenes featuring the troupe's eccentric manager (played by Jagdish Sethi) and his bumbling assistant (played by Asit Sen) provide comic relief. The film also features memorable songs by Kishore Kumar, including "Din Hai Suhana Aaj Pehli Tarikh Hai", "Aana Hai To Aa Raah Mein Kahin", and "Raat Chandni Bhi Hai".

The film's social commentary is evident in its portrayal of poverty and unemployment. The scenes featuring the unemployed men waiting outside the employment exchange office and the corrupt officials taking bribes highlight the harsh realities of life for many and the challenges faced by those seeking employment. The film also addresses the importance of education in breaking the cycle of poverty, with Seema's pursuit of higher education serving as an example.

Naukri is a well-crafted film that balances drama, comedy, and social commentary. The performances by Kishore Kumar, Sheila Ramani, and Balraj Sahni are commendable, with Kishore Kumar standing out for his portrayal of a young man struggling to make a living. Bimal Roy's direction is deft, capturing the mood of the film and highlighting its themes. The film's music, by Salil Chowdhury, is also noteworthy, with Kishore Kumar's voice adding depth to the film's emotional moments.

Overall, Naukri is a film that still resonates today, with its themes of unemployment, corruption, and the struggle for a better life still relevant. It is a must-watch for fans of Kishore Kumar and Bimal Roy, and for anyone interested in Indian cinema's social commentary films.

Naukri is a 1954 drama with a runtime of 2 hours and 22 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.1.

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  • Runtime
    2 hr 22 min
  • IMDB Rating
    7.1  (149)