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Here Are Some of Shashi Kapoor’s Best Movies

Shashi Kapoor
Written by Poorva Tamhane
An icon of Indian cinema passed away recently and one can only describe his numerous contributions to cinema and how it changed the lives of audiences and the people around him. The Late Shri Shashi Kapoor acted in more than 150 films and went from being a child artist to a Dada Saheb Phalke Award winner as well as a National Award winner. He was also awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Indian government in 2011. The actor was also known for his contribution to theatre as he famously set up the iconic Prithvi Theatre in 1978 with his wife and late English actress Jennifer Kendal. For the uninitiated, here are some of his must-watch movies.

1. Deewar (1975)

Deewar Still
Source – Indian Express

Without a doubt the most iconic movie that Shashi Kapoor starred in with the most iconic dialogues which are used even today from ‘Mere Paas Maa Hai’, to ‘Aaj Khush to Bahut Hoge Tum?’, ‘Main Aaj Bhi Feke Hue Paise Nahi Uthata’ and more. The films story touched the hearts of many at the time in the 70’s and continues to do so with its universal theme of good vs bad, with two brothers flourishing on either side of the law. The movie also starred Amitabh Bachchan, Nirupa Roy, Praveen Babi and Neetu Singh.

2. Satyam Shivam Sundaram (1978)

Satyam Shivam Sundaram

This social drama starring Zeenat Aman and Shashi Kapoor became a cult classic as it showcased clashing ideologies such as physical and spiritual love as well as different religious beliefs. The movie was set in a village that captured the brewing romance between the protagonists. The film is also known for its soundtrack.

3. Namak Halaal (1982)

Namak Halaal

This movie was an action-comedy blockbuster for the ages with brilliant chemistry among all the actors – Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Smita Patil and Praveen Babi. Songs from the movie like Jawani Jan-E- Man, Pag Ghungroo Baandh and Raat Baaki Baat Baaki have been cherished for generations together. The movie narrates the story of a man who works in a hotel and learns about a conspiracy against the owner of the hotel and tries to save his life.

Besides these, some of Shashi Kapoor’s other famous movies include Kalyug, Junoon, Chor Machaye Shor and Trishul. The handsome star known for his charming smile will be missed by one and all.

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