Shammi Kapoor was born Shamsher Raj Kapoor on October 21st into the famed Bollywood Kapoor family. Shammi Kapoor, the brother of Raj Kapoor, appeared in Jeewan Jyoti in 1953 to make his acting debut. The seasoned actor's natural charm on the big screen helped him win over audiences' hearts throughout his long career in the show business. Additionally, establishing his own space in the industry was a great accomplishment in and of itself, despite the fame of the Raj Kapoor-Dilip Kumar-Dev Anand combination. As they hum and move to songs like O Haseena Zulfonwaale Jaane Jahan, Deewana Hua Badal, and Tareef Karoon Kya Uski, fans of Indian film still recall Shammi Kapoor's unique style today.
Let's look at 5 of Shammi Kapoor's most romantic films, which you must see in honor of his 91st birthday.
Shammi Kapoor's five best romantic movies
1. Tumsa Nahin Dekha (1957)
Tumsa Nahin Dekha, directed by Nasir Hussain, is the first movie that changed Shammi Kapoor's course in life. A romantic musical and revenge drama, the film's plot included elements of mystery and intrigue as well as romance and fabulous music. The film's music, created by the renowned OP Nayyar, enhanced it greatly. Initially intended for Dev Anand, Tumsa Nahin Dekha was eventually given to Shammi Kapoor, who appeared with Pran and Ameeta.
2. Dil Deke Dekho (1959)
Another Nasir Hussain-directed film, Dil Deke Dekho, featured Shammi Kapoor and Asha Parekh, who was only 16 years old at the time. In the movie, Parekh is courted by three men, but she chooses Kapoor since he is the most alluring and attractive of them all. She later understands that he might not be exactly who he seemed to be. The plot includes many unexpected turns involving false identities, lost-and-found sequences, and more. Asha Parekh's charisma and Shammi Kapoor's elegance sure captivate the audience.
3. Junglee (1961)
People's hearts are still ruled by the song's title tune, "Yahoo! Chahe koyi mujhe jungle kahe." The upbeat music is from Junglee, a 1961 film starring Shammi Kapoor alongside Saira Banu, Shashikala, Anoop Kumar, and Lalita Pawar. Shammi Kapoor has always been a devoted adherent of his mother, Lalita Pawar, who disapproves of socializing with those from lower social classes. But after meeting Saira Banu, he changes his mind and eventually falls in love with her. Kapoor then rebels against his mother to demonstrate that a person's character, not their social standing or wealth, determines who they are. Subodh Mukherjee directed Junglee, while Shankar-Jaikishan composed the soundtrack.
4. Kashmir Ki Kali (1964)
The 1964 film Kashmir Ki Kali stars Shammi Kapoor and Sharmila Tagore, who made her commercial Hindi film debut with this film. Yeh Chand Sa Roshan Chehra, one of the most exquisitely shot songs in Indian cinema, is included in the love narrative set in the majestic valleys of Kashmir. One of the year's most famous films was made possible by the music of OP Nayaar and the apparent chemistry between the prominent actors. In the 1960s, Sharmila Tagore became a much sought-after leading actress.
5. An Afternoon in Paris (1967)
An Evening in Paris, directed by Shakti Samanta, was shot extensively in 1967. Shammi Kapoor, Sharmila Tagore, Rajendranath, Pran, and KN Singh all starred. Sharmila has two roles in the movie. Additionally, she was seen water skiing while wearing a swimsuit in the film, which afterward became the talk of the town. The narrative centers on Deepa (Sharmila Tagore), a Paris tourist courted by Shekhar (Shammi Kapoor). In the meantime, Deepa's twin sister Suzy and her nightclub owner boss devise a scheme to steal her money. The hero finally saves the day after kidnapping and imitation situations.
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