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Deewar To Kabhie Kabhie: Remembering Shashi Kapoor's Iconic Films

It was not just commercial cinema that attracted this veteran, the institution of his profession also extended his greatness to theatre as well.

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Updated:December 5, 2017, 11:53 AM IST
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Deewar To Kabhie Kabhie: Remembering Shashi Kapoor's Iconic Films
It was not just commercial cinema that attracted this veteran, the institution of his profession also extended his greatness to theatre as well.
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Shashi Kapoor, a name that represented the second generation of the first family of Indian cinema—The Kapoors— left an indelible mark on the pages of Hindi Cinematic history as he breathed his last on Monday after a prolonged illness.

Unlike his contemporaries at the time, Shashi had always believed in exploring the potential of his characters, even if they were not the lead roles. His impressive filmography is a proof that there was nothing this legend had not tapped on.

It was not just commercial cinema that attracted this veteran, the institution of his profession also extended his greatness to theatre as well.

As he bid adieu to the world, we bring to you his five iconic films.


Deewar
"Mere Paas Maa Hai"- the line from the 1975 blockbuster is one of Shashi Kapoor's most memorable dialogues, that will forever live in the hearts of the Indian audiences. The film, also starring Amitabh Bachchan, Nirupa Roy, Parveen Babi and Neetu Singh, earned Shashi the best supporting actor Filmfare trophy for playing an upright police officer Ravi Verma.




Satyam Shivam Sundaram
Directed by Shashi Kapoor’s brother Raj Kapoor, Satyam Shivam Sundaram lauded critical acclaim as well as attracted controversial criticism for the actor’s portrayal. The veteran played the role of an engineer falling in love with a small town girl, whose right half of the face was disfigured. Kapoor’s onscreen chemistry with Zeenat Aman was well received by the audiences.




Kabhi Kabhie
The romantic drama by Yash Chopra starred Shashi Kapoor along with Amitabh Bachchan. Shashi's Vijay Khanna was nothing less than a charmer in the movie. A story of unrequited love, sacrifice and marriage, the film broke all box office records when it released in 1976. It was also the only film where Shashi played onscreen father to his nephew Rishi Kapoor.




Roti Kapda Aur Makan
Manoj Kumar-directed movie starred Shashi Kapoor along with Zeenat Aman. In the popular film, which marked first collaboration between Shashi and Zeenat, the actor plays the role of a rich businessman Mohan Babu. It was the highest grossing Indian film of 1974 and one of the biggest hits in Manoj Kumar's career.





New Delhi Times
Released in 1986, the Romesh Sharma directorial is about a crusading newspaper editor who exposes the corruption in media. Shashi Kapoor won the Best Actor Award at the National Film Awards for playing an honest journalist Vikas Pande in the movie.
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