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BOOT POLISH

बूट पॉलिश

Directed by Prakash Arora
India, 1954
Drama, Musical
      Hindi
      English

Synopsis

Young siblings Bhola and Belu are forced by their horrid aunt to beg on the streets. A kindly smuggler (David) and a young shoeshine boy encourage them to join the boot-polish trade, but the coming of the monsoons tears the two siblings apart.

Our take

A story of hope in a cynical world, this emotional drama won the child actor Naaz a Special Jury mention at the Cannes Film Festival. Questioning human values through the struggle story of two siblings, Boot Polish is, at its core, a life-affirming film about the triumph of the human spirit.

Synopsis

Young siblings Bhola and Belu are forced by their horrid aunt to beg on the streets. A kindly smuggler (David) and a young shoeshine boy encourage them to join the boot-polish trade, but the coming of the monsoons tears the two siblings apart.

Boot PolishDirected byPrakash Arora
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Cannes Film Festival
1955 | Special Mention

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