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Shashi Kapoor Dies: Bollywood Star & Merchant Ivory Regular Was 79

Shashi Kapoor Dies: Bollywood Star & Merchant Ivory Regular Was 79
Bollywood legend and Merchant Ivory collaborator Shashi Kapoor has died. The Heat And Dust star had been admitted to hospital on Sunday night and passed away Monday in Mumbai, his nephew, Randhir Kapoor, confirmed to Indian news agency Pti. A member of the Kapoor filmmaking dynasty, he was 79. Beginning as a child actor in the 1940s and 50s, Kapoor went on to make more than 150 films. His Bollywood debut as leading man was in 1961’s Dharmputra directed by Yash Chopra
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Bollywood star Shashi Kapoor dies aged 79

A scion of the Kapoor film-making dynasty, the celebrated actor appeared in a string of Indian features and Merchant Ivory films

Veteran Indian film industry stalwart Shashi Kapoor has died at the age of 79, it has been confirmed. His nephew Randhir told the Press Trust of India (Pti) that the actor had died in Mumbai on Monday after several years of kidney problems.

Kapoor was a scion of the celebrated Indian film-making dynasty, the son of Mughal-e-Azam star Prithviraj Kapoor, and brother of Raj Kapoor. Shashi Kapoor’s own screen career started as a child actor in the 1940s and 50s, appearing in films such as Aag and Awaara, in both of which he played the younger version of his already established brother Raj. His first leading role was in the award-winning 1961 Dharmputra, directed by Yash Chopra, which was one of the first Indian features to deal with partition.

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Iconic Indian Actor Shashi Kapoor Dies at 79

Iconic Indian Actor Shashi Kapoor Dies at 79
The star of numerous Merchant-Ivory films, Indian actor Shashi Kapoor has died after a prolonged illness. He was 79. He was admitted to a hospital in Mumbai on Sunday with a chest infection and died on Monday.

Kapoor was one of the few Indian actors who straddled the cinemas of India and the West. He was the youngest son of actor Prithviraj Kapoor.

After appearing as a child actor in Raj Kapoor’s “Aag” (1948) and “Awaara,” Shashi Kapoor debuted as a leading man in 1961 in Yash Chopra’s “Dharmputra.”

Kapoor’s association with the James Ivory-Ismail Merchant team began in 1963 with “The Householder” and continued with “Shakespeare-Wallah” (1965), “Bombay Talkie” (1970) and “In Custody” (1994), which was also his last major film role.

His numerous successes in Hindi-language films in the early part of his career include “Waqt,” “Jab Jab Phool Khile,” “Haseena Maan Jayegi,” “Pyar Ka Mausam,” and “Aa Gale Lag Jaa” (1973).

Kapoor also formed an enormously successful
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Shashi Kapoor receives the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award

Bollywood legend Shashi Kapoor has received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for his contributions towards Indian Cinema. The 77 year old actor, which is famed for his blockbuster hits like Jab Jab Phool Khile, Deewaar and Kabhi Kabhie, is the 46th winner of this honour, which has gone to people of exemplary talent.

Shashi Kapoor made his debut in Dharmputra, before becoming a Bollywood icon in the 1960s and 70s. He is also known for being one of the first Bollywood actors to star in international films; including famous Merchant-Ivory films like Shakespeare Wallah, Bombay Talke and Heat and Dust.

The winner of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award normally receives a Golden Lotus, a shawl and a cash prize of 10 lakhs.

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Dadasaheb Phalke Award for Shashi Kapoor

Dadasaheb Phalke Award for Shashi Kapoor
After having entertained the audiences for years now, the veteran actor Shashi Kapoor has now been righteously awarded with the highest honour in Bollywood: the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award, which will entitle him to a Swarn Kamal (Golden Lotus), a cash prize of Rs.10 lakh and a shawl. Shashi Kapoor, who just turned all of 77 years this month, will always be remembered for some of the most evergreen performances in films like Kabhi Kabhie, Deewar Jab Jab Phool Khile amongst others. Even though he started acting in films as a child in the late 1940s, he made his debut as a leading man with Dharmputra (1961). He has also been a proud recipient of three National Awards including 'Best Actor' (New Delhi Times), Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film) for Muhafiz and also the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi (as Producer) for Junoon in 1979. Shashi's nephew,
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Remembering Yash Chopra: A Lover of Indian Cinema

“I always believe that my films should give some hope to the man who comes to watch them for those three hours. If he goes home on an optimistic note, I would feel satisfied at having done my duty.” – Yash Chopra

It was indeed a sad day when news spread that one of India’s finest filmmakers, Mr. Yash Chopra, unexpectedly passed away at the age of 80. Mr. Chopra is an undisputable legend and he has crafted some of the finest commercial films the Bollywood audiences have ever feasted their eyes upon. If Satyajit Ray is considered by Indian film enthusiasts to be the supreme director when it comes to art-house cinema, Yash Chopra can be classified as the definitive director when it comes to mainstream cinema. Yash Chopra is largely famous for making wonderful romantic films, though he has directed a handful of non-romantic films also. Yet no director
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Remembering Yash Chopra

Remembering Yash Chopra
“To call him the ‘King of Romance’ may be doing disservice to a prolific creator like Yash Chopra

Yash Chopra

(27 September 1932 – 21 October 2012)

There are some who thrive on becoming a part of history. And then there are those who take it upon themselves to change it. Yash Raj Chopra belonged to the latter category. Since his first outing “Dhool ka Phool” in 1959. he churned story after fascinating story – a fertility unparalleled in the history of Hindi Cinema. Without sounding preachy or pretentious, his megaphone blared the saga of our times. At a time when India was coming to terms with the socio-economic realities of freedom, his debut film was soaked in Nehruvian Socialism. And to prove he wasn’t a flash in the pan, the very next film was on religious fundamentalism: Dharmputra (1961). His third film had the most epic ensemble cast ever assembled on Indian screens: Waqt (1965). Without revelling in the success,
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Yash Chopra's filmography; 'Silsila' of his creative journey - Realbollywood.com News

Yash Chopra's filmography; 'Silsila' of his creative journey - Realbollywood.com News
New Delhi, Oct 21: Yash Chopra, a director who excelled in telling love sagas on silver screen in the most alluring and entertaining manner, started his career with socially relevant "Dhool Ka Phool", "Dharmputra", a film on communal clashes and multistarrer "Waqt". In his 53 year long career, he directed 22 films that included romantic hits such as "Daag", "Kabhi Kabhie", "Chandni" and "Lamhe"

Chopra passed away Sunday evening after multiple organ failure.

Here is the list of his directorial.
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In a Cult of their own, Part – II

In a Cult of their own, Part – II
Films that gained a ‘cult following’ over the years,despite being unnoticed on release

Silsila

Yash Chopra is looked upon as the grandfather of candyfloss romance, an antithesis to the more ‘artistic’ genre of films. One wonders why. Here’s what his early films were about:

Unwed mothers and illegitimate children – Dhool ka Phool (1959)

Partition and the rise of Hindu fundamentalism – Dharmputra (1961)

Taut, song less thriller about a fugitive, a lone woman and a corpse – Ittefaq (1969)

A man who lives with his wife and the ‘other woman’, Hindi Cinema’s first Ménage à trois- Daag (1973)

In 1981, we had another of his equally risqué works, Silsila. Expectedly, sparks flew when the Screen God of the time shared screen space with the reigning diva. Rekha and Amitabh were quite an item on screen and allegedly, off screen too. The grapevine has it that Chopra was inspired to make Silsila on this relationship
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