Posts Tagged ‘Randhir Kapoor’

Kasme Vaade

April 26, 2010

Kasme Vaade was 1978 Bollywood movies starring Amitabh Bachchan in dual roles. Randhir Kapoor , Rakhee Gulzar and Neetu Singh were played  the other lead roles.

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Amit (Amitabh Bachchan) a professor has an younger brother Raju (Randhir Kapoor) who is an unemployed. Amit falls in love with Suman (Rakhee Gulzar).

Because of bad companies, Raju gets a bit spoiled and involves in some street fights. When he is in trouble, Amit tries to protect him and dies in that fight.

Shankar who looks like Amit enters into Suman and Raju’s lives. Raju feels that, he got his brother back. But what he don’t know is Shankar is a most wanted criminal. How Raju and Suman responds after noticing Shankar’s past and they allows him to be with them or not ? is the remaining story.

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It was one of the biggest hits of that year. It was remakes of this movie into Telugu with Shobhan Babu and in Tamil with Rajnikanth were also bagged good success.

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Your candle burned out long before…but your legend never did

February 26, 2009

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Raj Kapoor’s name  is synonymous with Bollywood.

He had a child like quality that tugged at one’s heart. He reached dizzying heights in the 50s  and upwards and was seen in classics like Barsaat, Awaara, Mera Naam Joker, Anari and Shree 420.

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Awaara (1951) had many Kapoor elements. While Raj Kapoor directed, produced and acted in it, it also starred his grandfather Dewan Bashwanath Kapoor, his father Prithviraj Kapoor, his younger brother Shashi Kapoor and his lady love Nargis. It was a poor boy falls in love with a rich girl story.

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Mera Naam Joker (1970) was a poignant story about a clown Raju who wears his heart on his sleeve, only to have it broken.

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Kapoor passed away while making the movie Henna in 1988. The movie was completed by his son Randhir Kapoor and released in 1991.

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His story was carried forward by his sons Rishi Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor and Rajiv Kapoor.

The Faces of 60s

February 11, 2009

These women made headlines for everything from their onscreen histrionics to their coiffures during the sixties.

Asha Parekh

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Asha Parekh got an early start in movies thanks to Bimal Roy when she was just twelve years old. After a record number of hits like Teesri Manzil and Love in Tokyo, she started directing and producing television serials. She also became the first woman to head the Central Board of Film Certification and was the treasurer for the Cine and Television Artists Association.

Babita

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Babita acted in just eighteen odd movies like Farz and Haseena Maan Jaayegi, cutting short her career in show business by marrying Randhir Kapoor. Her daughters Karishma and Kareena carried her torch.

Mumtaz

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Like Parekh, Mumtaz made her debut in Bollywood when she was twelve. It took several small roles as an extra and supporting actress before she became the leading lady in movies like Do Raaste and Khilona.

Sharmila Tagore

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The Bengali beauty Sharmila Tagore won several awards for her performances in Mausam and Araadhna. She raised conservative eyebrows when she wore a bikini. She married cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and two of her children – Saif Ali Khan and Soha Ali Khan are now big names in Bollywood.

Waheeda Rehman

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Waheeda Rehman morphed from a vamp to the heroine and is known best for her performances in Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam, Guide and Neel Kamal. She continues to shine, more recently seen in Rang De Basanti and Delhi 6.