August 14, 2011 by Post Team
Being the son of Prithviraj Kapoor and brother of “showman” Raj Kapoor, it was not easy to carve a niche for Shammi Kapoor, as some might think. As he embarked on his acting career, he had to meet high expectations.
Shammi was aware that the comparisons shown because his brother was already an established star and an acclaimed filmmaker. I knew if I had to make a mark, it must be so different from his brother as possible.
However, making his debut in 1953, the film portrays him Shammi initial as nothing more than a mere shadow of his brother Raj.
Rail Ka Dibba Movies like, Chor Bazaar, Shama Parvana, Hum Sab Chor Hain, and Miss Coca Cola Memsaheb Shammi had a totally different get-up, especially her hair, mustache, and even his antics on the screen looked like Raj Kapoor’s to a considerable extent.
It was only in 1957, Tumsa Nahin Dekha Nasir Hussain, the actor finally tasted success. He was sporting a new look without hair on the line of contemporary Hollywood greats as Elvis Presley and James Dean, and a star was born.
Shammi often discussed with friends in the best way to introduce you, especially when his films bombed at the box office one after another.
Bunny Reuben came up with the rebel star of the title that is fighting for space against the current trio of Raj Kapoor, Dev Anand and Dilip Kumar. <> Tumsa Nahin Dekha was also the debut as director Nasir Hussain and his success led to the pair of Nasir-Shammi for monitoring several blockbusters.
One of the main points of the film was his foot-tapping music and lively dance style, soft and easy to Shammi that gained immense popularity and literally became his trademark in recent years.
By the way, Shammi was happily married to actress Geeta Bali well known, even before becoming a star. And her marriage did not affect his popularity, even a little. But unfortunately for him, Geeta Bali died too soon due to illness.
In 1959, the combination of Nasir-Shammi delivered another superhit, Dil Deke Dekho, which was also the launching pad for Asha Parekh. Shammi never looked back since.
Finally hit big in 1961 with the classic of all time, one of his most popular films to date Junglee, directed by Subodh Mukherjee. The film also reaches significance to give the image of the yuppie Yahoo. Junglee considered a “cult classic” was certainly one of the first romantic films that were made in color.
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