This page is intended to be a collection of information about where Raj Kapoor and/or his films have been referenced or alluded to whether intentional or not.    Some examples would be the song Mera Joota Hai Japani in the opening of Salman Rushdie's Satanic Verses, the visual allusions in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Saawariya (especially the umbrella scene under the RK lights []), Vikram Seth's encounter in China recounted in his book From Heaven Lake, the "Awara Hoon Bar" in Harbin, capital of China’s Heilongjiang province, and the 2008 Yash Raj film Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi's song “Phir Milenge Chalte Chalte” which references Awara, Shree 420, Mera Naam Joker, Chhalia, Anari, and Sangam.

If you know of any other references, please add them to the discussion.

7 July, 2009: References to Sangam in Israeli film 127 Desperado Square. Thanks to Grant and for submitting it.

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