Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Shashi Kapoor – the romantic actor of bollywood.

Shashi Kapoor – the romantic actor of bollywood.

Shashi Kapoor
Shashi Kapoor is one of the successful actors of bollywood who had provided notable performance in both romantic and action films. He played the younger part of Raj Kapoor as a child artist in Aag, Awara, etc. He acted in a number of successful films opposite Nanda in the 60s, including Jab Jab Phool Khile, Need Hamari KJhwab tumhari, etc. The popular songs in these films, sung by Rafi. Lata, Asha, and others, had been the added attraction, including songs like “na na karke”, “paredeshiyon se na”,etc. The scenic beauty of Kashmir was also responsible for the success of the films. He also acted in a serio-comic film Pyar kiye ja, opposite Kishore Kumar and Mehmood, and the songs in the film like “gore haatho par”, “ramlal”, etc., were hit in addition to the success of the film.

In the 70s, Shashi Kapoor acted in a number of film along with Big B. In Deewar, in 1975, he acted as a police officer and the brother of a smuggler, played by Big B. both had started their life from the same platform and he was in the right path, which was the ideal path and his mother stayed with him for those reasons. He killed his brother in an encounter at the end of the film.

Shashi Kapoor
He also acted in an action thriller Shaan, along with Big B and Shatrughun Sinha. It also included the revenge that was taken against Shakaal, who had killed their brother played by Sunil Dutt and was involved in unlawful activities. In addition to performing in the commercial films, he also acted in few art films like Junoon, directed by Shyam Benegal and Vijeta, directed by Govind Nahalani. Junoon, was based on the independence movement during British rule, and Vijeta showed the story of a young boy, (his son), who joined Indian airforce and faced the challenges of life at different stages.

Shashi Kapoor
He did not imitate his elder brothers Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor, and created an own style of acting which was evident in films like Kala Patthar, Suhag, etc. Even in multi-starrer films like Waqt, he kept his mark along with Raj Kumar, Sunil Dutt and Balraj Sahani. It was a story where the 3 brothers were separated by an earthquake and were united at the end of the film.

He showed his romantic skills, action skills in most of his films and made notable contribution in bollywood films for more than 25 years. That is the reason why viewers still love to watch his films like Do Aur do Paanch, Namakhalal, etc.

Article By: Supriya Chatterji.

1 comment:

Chitta said...

Shashi Kapoor also acted in the hindi version of Feluda, based on the detective stories written by Satyajit Ray. He was an educted actor and the performance in Junoon and Vijeta show his understanding of complex roles.
CR Chatterji.