Khullam Khulla : Rishi Kapoor Uncensored
on of a famous father. Father of a famous son. I am the hyphen between them.
Kapoor is one of India’s most popular film stars. He debuted as a child
artiste in his father Raj Kapoor’s magnum opus Mera Naam Joker, winning
a National Award for his performance. His first role in the lead came
with Bobby, a blockbuster that established a new template for the
teeny-bopper romance in Hindi cinema. In the 1970s, Rishi Kapoor
delivered a series of musical hits like Khel Khel Mein, Laila Majnu, Hum
Kisise Kum Naheen, Sargam and Karz. He was also the perfect foil to
Bachchan in some of the most celebrated hits of the era like Kabhi
Kabhie, Amar Akbar Anthony, Naseeb and Coolie. Over the last decade,
Rishi Kapoor has delivered some of the finest performances of his career
in a diverse array of roles – a middle-class school teacher in Do Dooni
Chaar, a dreaded don in D-Day, a pimp in Agneepath and a naughty
patriarch in Kapoor and Sons – far removed from the chocolate-boy
romantic hero of the ’70s.