La All-TIME 100 list of greatest films, compilata a partire dal 1923, anno di nascita della rivista Time, è stata aggiornata con l'ingresso di venti nuovi titoli, fra cui Awaara di Raj Kapoor. Leggiamo nella motivazione: 'Raj Kapoor was the great star-auteur of India’s postcolonial golden age of movies - Cary Grant and Cecil B. DeMille in one handsome package. The ’50s films he headlined and directed became huge hits not just in his newly freed homeland but also across the Arab crescent from Indonesia to North Africa. (...) As Kapoor sees it, the wellspring of these torrents of guilt is a society divided into Brahmins and outcasts. Beyond the social finger-pointing, Awaara is a glistening showcase for Kapoor and the great India siren Nargis (his lover onscreen and off); it features a sadistic-sexy beach scene and a dream sequence that starts in delirium and revs up to delicious. And of course it’s a musical'.