70 Years of Barsaat (22/04/1949)
Barsaat is a 1949 film directed by Raj Kapoor. The film stars the famous duo of Kapoor and Nargis as well as Prem Nath. It was also the introduction of actress Nimmi in her first film role. Barsaat was one of the first major hit films directed by Kapoor. This success allowed Kapoor to buy RK Studios in 1950.
The much-acclaimed poster and publicity for the movie were illustrated by the master artist Dr. S. M. Pandit. One of the posters showing the heroine dangling on the arm of the hero would go on to inspire the R K Studios’ famous logo.
The music of Barsaat became famous upon the film’s release in 1949. The film was the debut for music directors Shankar Jaikishan and established their careers. The famous playback singer Lata Mangeshkar famously sang for both Nargis and Nimmi in Barsaat.