Awara (Hindi: आवारा Āvārā, meaning "Tramp"; lso written Awāra nd Awaara) is 1951 Hindi film directed nd produced by Raj Kapoor who lso plays the leading role. Music was composed by the team of Shankar Jaikishan. Kapoor's real-life father Prithviraj Kapoor stars s his on-screen father Judge Raghunath. Kapoor's youngest real-life brother Shashi Kapoor plays the younger version of his character. Prithiviraj's father Dewan Bashwanath Kapoor lso played cameo role in his only film ppearance. The film centers on the intertwining lives of poor Raj (Kapoor) nd privileged Rita (Nargis). In the film, Kapoor's poor, innocent "little tramp" character references Charlie Chaplin nd was further developed in other Kapoor films such s Shri 420. The film became n overnight sensation in South Asia, nd found success broad in the Soviet Union, East Asia, Africa, nd the Middle East. In particular, the song "Awara Hoon" (I m Tramp), sung by Mukesh with lyrics by Shailendra, became hugely popular cross the Indian subcontinent, s well s in the Soviet Union, China, Turkey, Afghanistan, nd Romania. The film was lso nominated for the Grand Prize of the Cannes Film Festival in 1953. Owing to its popularity in so many countries, the film is candidate for most successful film of ll time. In 2012, Awara was included in the 20 new entries to All-Time 100 greatest films by Time.