Legendary actor Raj Kapoor didn’t just make movies; he orchestrated grand symphonies of emotion and entertainment, which made these stories immemorial. From timeless classics to unforgettable melodies, Raj Kapoor’s contributions to Indian cinema are nothing short of a magnum opus. Today we raise the curtain to celebrate the legendary showman on his birth anniversary on 14th December. Join us in an extravaganza of nostalgia, charisma, and unmatched storytelling. Here’s a look at his biggest career hits of the legend.
Kick off the celebration with Barsaat, a classic tale of love, passion, and heartbreak and also the first bollywood film shot in Kashmir. One can experience Raj Kapoor’s on-screen chemistry with Nargis that created magic, and Shankar-Jaikishan’s soul-stirring music which added a melodious touch to this cinematic gem.
Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai (1960)
The film portrays a poignant narrative exploring the dichotomy between old customs and evolving societal values. Raj Kapoor’s performance and the iconic song “Mera Naam Raju” make this a must-watch. With captivating music composed by Shankar Jaikishan and other memorable performances, the movie remains a timeless classic in Indian cinema, portraying themes of redemption, social justice, and the triumph of good over evil.
In Anari, Raj Kapoor delivers a memorable performance as the naive and innocent Anari. The film’s heartwarming narrative, coupled with memorable songs like “Sab Kuch Seekha Humne,” make it a delightful addition to your watchlist. The Bollywood legend also won the Best Actor for Anari at the Filmfare Awards.
Witness the iconic love story of Aah, where Raj Kapoor and Nargis once again share the screen in a tale of unrequited love and sacrifice. The film’s emotional depth and soulful music, notably highlighted by the timeless classic ‘Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat,’ will leave you mesmerised, making it a perfect choice.
No celebration of Raj Kapoor’s birthday would be complete without the iconic Awaara. He was nominated for the Grand Prize at the 1953 Cannes Film Festival for Awaara. With its unforgettable characters, soulful music, and powerful performances, this film has stood the test of time. Rediscover the magic of Awaara and immerse yourself in the brilliance of Raj Kapoor.