There's no better way to honour the memory of the Yahoo star than to celebrate his exceptional musical legacy that includes such evergreen hits as Basant, Tumsa Nahin Dekha, Kashmir Ki Kali, Junglee and Teesri Manzil.
Shammi Kapoor's real contribution to Hindi cinema was the idea of 'abandon.' He brought emotional abandon to acting and song-and-dance. He broke away from the behavioural pattern that contained the fingerprints of the bygone era, in the process modernising the art of commercial cinema.
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Most Hindi movie buffs know that it was Shammi Kapoor, along with Dev Anand, who set the template for your typical Bollywood hero. But few know that the Yahoo star, who died on August 14, 2011, had a great ear for music. As Ranbir Kapoor once declared, “Music was a big theme of his life.”
Filled with exuberant highs and depressing lows, both influencing and portraying a paradigmatic shift in the Indian film hero, his was a life that demanded to be told- and veteran film journalist Rauf Ahmed does it justice.
Shammi Kapoor had an illustrious career in a career spanning over five decades in Hindi cinema. With films like 'Tumsa Nahin Dekha' and 'Junglee', the audience fell in love with his spontaneity on screen. Through ups and downs in his entire life, he kept working in films and made his last appearance in 'Rockstar' (2011).