The veteran actor, Rishi Kapoor who passed away today at the age of 67, battled with cancer for very long. The sensational heartthrob needs no introduction. The legendary actor started his career with Shree 420 as a child artist and it followed with his debut in Mera Naam Joker.
Not only was he the only chocolate boy in the entire Bollywood during the peak of his career during the late ’70s and mid-’80s, but he has also had the distinction of being honored for his work even by the Russian Government, along with several critics awards, accolades, and recognition.
We here bring you the 5 masterpieces of veteran actor Rishi Kapoor:
1. Bol Radha Bol (1992)
Rishi Kapoor could be seen sporting a dual role in the film as Kishen/Tony. Kishen, a morally upright business magnate is taken aback by the incompetence and treachery of his cousin Bhanu, who is also his business partner and throws him out. As the story pans out, Kishen falls for a village girl named Radha, while behind his back, a doppelganger has taken over the house and business, and eventually Kishen gets banished from his own house as he is unable to prove his identity.
2. 102 not out (2018)
Kapoor’s latest addition to his incredible career graph, ‘102 Not Out’ also featured Amitabh Bachchan as one of the protagonists and the duo shared screen space after a hiatus of 27 years. ‘102 Not Out’ is all about a father-son duo, the father being Dattatraya, a 102-year-old man, who is still young at heart and the son being a 75-year-old Babu, a disciplined man who likes following schedules and fitness routines.
3. Kapoor and Sons (2016)
The entire premise is set around Rishi Kapoor a.k.a. Amarjeet, a 90-year-old resident of Coonoor whose last wish is to have a family portrait with the tag “Kapoor & Sons – Since 1921” which would, at last, see the troubled family members come together for one last time.
4. Mera Naam Joker (1970)
In this film, we saw an adolescent and dashing Rishi Kapoor in this phenomenon called ‘Mera Naam Joker’, who is a splitting image of his father Raj Kapoor, also the protagonist of the movie. Raju, a teenager, develops a likeness for his teacher Mary and often stalks her in secret. Alas, to his realization that all dreams cannot come true and thus result in heartbreak, he decides to become a clown, with his only goal to make people laugh.
5. Chandni (1989)
Yash Chopra’s penchant for soothing music and eternal love paved the way for ‘Chandni’, a blockbuster hit of its time. Sridevi plays ‘Chandni’ alongside Rishi Kapoor and Vinod Khanna in supporting roles. Rohit (Rishi Kapoor) and Chandni are deep in love and are set to marry each other. Things go awry when Rohit is paralyzed following a mishap and wouldn’t be able to give Chandni the love and support she needs and eventually lets her go.