Tag Archives: Raj Kapoor

The heart-conquering simpleton

In my review of Anari (1959), I had asserted that Bollywood’s greatest showman, Raj Kapoor was most liked by the Indian audience in the role of the golden-hearted simpleton. Anari, Jaagte Raho, Teesri Kasam, Shree 420, Kanhaiya, Chhaliya, Diwana; the … Continue reading

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Aawara overturned

The great showman of Bollywood Raj Kapoor had made a classic movie – Awara (1951) containing an interesting and meaningful discussion about Nature vs. Nurture issue and the conclusion drawn was that nurture is more important in shaping the personality … Continue reading

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Raj Kapoor defends Shashi Kapoor in the court

1982 was the farewell year for Raj Kapoor as an actor as his last two movies were released in this year. Gopichand Jasoos was his penultimate movie which was released on 19th February, 1982 and his last movie was Vakil … Continue reading

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Nature versus Nurture

First of all, I sincerely thank my friend and esteemed reviewer, Deepak M.R. for inspiring me to write a review of this classic movie from the prestigious RK banner of Bollywood. Actor-producer-director Raj Kapoor has given many excellent movies to … Continue reading

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Maestros join hands to create a musical aura

Bollywood’s greatest showman and legendary filmmaker Raj Kapoor started his own production house and his journey as a film director with Aag (1948). However he wanted to make a complete team of himself which could continue for years like a … Continue reading

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Sab Kuchh Seekha Humne, Na Seekhi Hoshiyari . . .

Though Raj Kapoor was a versatile actor and performed various kinds of roles in his acting career spanning around 38 years (1944-1982), he’s best loved by the Indian audience for the Seedha-Saada, simple, straightforward and naive (and therefore vulnerable) gentleman’s … Continue reading

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