Late actor of Hindi cinema Shashi Kapoor is counted among the best actors of cinema. He was the son of Prithviraj Kapoor, but he had such talent in himself that he probably never needed this name. Shashi Kapoor is no longer a part of this world, but he is still remembered today for his performances in hundreds of films. He won four National Awards and two Filmfare Awards for his performance. The Government of India honored him with the Padma Bhushan Award for his outstanding contribution to art. Today on his birthday we tell you about some of his best characters.
Raja (Jab Jab Phool Khile) 1965
This film, filmed in Kashmir’s Haseen Vaadi, proved to be the first biggest hit of his career for Shashi Kapoor. In this film, Shashi Kapoor appeared as a poor man Raja. He makes tourists boating by sitting in his boat in the lakes of Kashmir. When the rich family girl Rita Khanna (Nanda) comes to visit Kashmir, the king falls in love with her. Later Raja Hindustani, the film opposite Aamir Khan’s Karisma Kapoor, is also inspired by this story. Shashi Kapoor won the BFJA Award for Best Actor for this role.
Vijay Sharma (Chor Machaye Shor) 1974
Directed by Ashok Roy, the film features Vijay Sharma (Shashi Kapoor) as an engineer, and he falls in love with Rekha (Mumtaz), a rich father’s girl. Rekha’s father does not agree to this relationship, as Vijay is not rich. Vijay is a straightforward working man. He is implicated in false charges and imprisoned in jail. Shashi Kapoor’s best performance was seen in this film.
Ravi Varma (Deewar) 1975
‘Mere Paas Maa Hai’ This dialogue is complete in itself. From the mouth of Shashi Kapoor, it flowed through the film wall as it flowed into people’s minds. It is the story of two brothers who look like East and West, written by the legend Jodi of Salim-Javed. Shashi Kapoor’s character is of Inspector Ravi Varma, who had to shoot his brother only when the time comes. Shashi Kapoor was awarded the Filmfare Award for supporting cast for playing the role of a responsible cop.
Vijay Khanna (Kabhi Kabhi) 1976
Shashi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan appeared together again in this film directed by Yash Chopra. The only connection between these two is that Amitabh Bachchan as Amit Malhotra falls in love with Pooja (Rakhi), but Pooja marries her housemate Vijay Khanna (Shashi Kapoor). Shashi Kapoor’s performance is made in this film. His performance received critical acclaim and was nominated for a Filmfare Award for Supporting Actor.
Javed Khan (Junoon) 1978
Shashi Kapoor’s career and heights rose when he starred in the film. Shashi Kapoor as Javed Khan appeared as a pigeon foster. When the British government begins to occupy India, Javed’s mind changes after a few incidents in it. He captures Ruth (Nafisa Ali) and her family. Javed’s character is very ambitious. It was voted Best Film that year. The film is made in the production of Shashi Kapoor. For this, he was awarded the National Award.
Rajiv (Satyam Shivam Sundaram) 1978
Shashi Kapoor plays an engineer in this film, directed by showman Raj Kapoor. A handsome engineer comes to Rajiv village. He has the responsibility to correct the dam there. He is fascinated by village girl Rupa (Zeenat Aman), whom he sees singing the song. In this film, Rajiv falls in love with Rupa, ignoring her physical qualities. This is also the message of this film.
Shekhar Gupta (Trishul) 1978
This film revolves around the story of three people who have a relationship between their father and son. Shashi Kapoor as Shekhar plays a son who, after knowing his father’s shortcomings, makes a distance from him in a moment. Even if true, Shekhar is not able to fully support his half-brother Vijay (Amitabh Bachchan). Shashi received a lot of praise in this film directed by Yash Chopra.
Karan Singh (Kalyug) 1980
Directed by Shyam Benegal, the film is considered to be the Kalyugi version of the Hindu epic Mahabharata. The story was different, but the characters were formed in almost the same way. Shashi Kapoor played the character of Karan, who is an orphan. Just like Mahabharata, here too, Karan is forced to move forward holding the hand of evil. Produced by Shashi, the film won the Filmfare Award for Best Film.
Raja (Namak Halal) 1982
Raja (Shashi Kapoor) owns a hotel, which he runs in association with his mother. He falls in love with Nisha (Parveen Bobby), a dancer who kills Raja to grab his hotel. Nisha also falls in love with the king, so she does not kill him. Raja is a very intelligent and funny character. He does not trust everyone and foresees the coming danger.
Vikas Pandey (New Delhi Times) 1986
The film, directed by Ramesh Sharma, featured Shashi Kapoor’s journalist Vikas Pandey. Vikas is a courageous and revolutionary journalist, who leaves his home and moves to Delhi to do journalism. During this job, the development media, regardless of his life, exposes the black relationships of media and politicians. Shashi Kapoor won the National Film Award for his performance in this film.