From “Mera Naam Joker” to “Karz”, here are the top 9 movies of Rishi KapoorApril 30, 2020 12:18
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The world is in shambles with the new of Rishi Kapoor’s death. While the world was recovering from Irrfan Khan’s death, the Bollywood was hit with another wave of sadness when it was reported that the veteran actor Rishi Kapoor was no more. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2018 and was undergoing treatment for an year in New York following which he returned to India on September 2019.
While the actor has been under strict supervision, he was admitted to Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai where he breathed his last with Neetu Singh by his side. The actor has been a role model for many and an entertainer of the masses. If you want to appreciate the art and the gift that he has left us with, here are some of the top movies of Rishi Kapoor that you can binge watch.
When it comes to a different genre movie that Rishi Kapoor tried out, Karz is the one that tops the list. The story revolves around the character of Ravi who is killed by his wife. He takes a rebirth and is born as Monty in the next life. He is now a famous singer. When he visits Ooty on a trip, he recollects all the memories of his past life and sets out on a hunt to get traces about his past life and his evil wife Kamini.
The movie was directed by Subhash Ghai and stars Rishi Kapoor and Tina Munim in the lead roles.
Yet another must watch Rishi Kapoor movie is Saagar which narrates the complexities involved in a love triangle. The story revolves around Raja, who is secretly in love with Mona but Mona loves Ravi. While Ravi’s grandmother is not accepting of the situation and relationship, he asks Mona to forget him and marry someone else.
Ye Vaada Raha
If you want to watch the best of Rishi Kapoor, it goes without saying that you need to reel back into the 90s era. The story is based on a popular novel written by Danielle Steel, The Promise. The movie traverses around the characters of Vikram and Sunita who meet with a terrible accident and eventually fall in love through the process. While Vikram is adamant on marrying the love of his life, his mother disapproves of the relation because of Sunita’s low status.
It goes without saying that the pairing of Sri Devi and Rishi Kapoor was a hit back then. Nagina is the live example of that, and is one of the rare fantasy movies from back in the day. The story revolves around Rajini and Rajiv who live a very happy married life. Things start getting complicated when a pious man who deals and controls snakes tells Rajiv’s mother that Rajni is a shape shifting snake. Things take a turn for the worse and the couple try and find the truth behind the situation.
Amar Akbar Anthony
If there is one movie of Rishi Kapoor that people have consistently raved about it is this one. The tro of Rishi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan and Vinod Khanna is a treat to watch. If you want a good laugh with a thrilling plot, this is the movie. As for the story of the movie, it narrates the story of three brothers who have been raised in different households with different religious beliefs. They finally meet after years and it is their only time to avenge their families for what they did to them.
102 Not Out
The film didn’t necessarily do that well in the box office but 102 Not Out left people content with the plotline. The amazing performances by Rishi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan are here to steal your heats. The story is of the father-son duo in which the father is 102 years old and young at heart and the son is 75 years old. The tragic end of the movie even with a jovial plot throughout is what tells you about the harsh reality of life.
Kapoor and Sons
Another amazing movie starring Rishi Kapoor that is a must watch is Kapoor and Sons. The story is of a 90-year old man, Amarjeet whose last wish is to have a family portrail with all the Kapoors and Sons. To fulfill the man’s last wish, every single member of the troubled family come together. Harsh and Sunita are always fighting because of their riots about Harsh’s extra marital affair. Their sons, Arjun and Rahul don’t get along as well. Along the movie, you experience a whole lot of emotions that you otherwise wouldn’t even think of.
Mera Naam Joker
When it comes an OG movie of Rishi Kapoor, you can’t miss out on his debut movie, Mera Naam Joker. This movie even fetched him a National Award as a child artist. The movies was directed by Raj Kapoor. The character of Rishi Kapoor in the movies, Raju develops a liking towards his teacher but gets his heart broken. He decides to dress up as a clown and entertain people around to ensure everyone is happy. That is where the journey starts. This movie is nothing short of a milestone for Indian cinema.
Last but not the least is Chaandi which again drew in more and more fans of Rishi Kapoor. The movie also stars Vinod Khanna and Sridevi in supporting roles. This love story has been a massive favourite among the masses. The story revolves around the lives of Rohit and Chandni who are in love and are set to marry. When Rohit is left paralyzed because of a mishap, he drives Chandni away to let her live the life she deserves. Heartbroken, Chandni starts working under Lalit to get herself back on her own feet. Lalit falls in love with Chandni and when Rohit befriends Lalit, he realises that both of them are in love with the same woman. But, in the end , eternal love is what gains victory.
By Somapika Dutta