Rishi Kapoor Death Anniversary: Bollywood megastar Rishi Kapoor breathed his last on 30 April 2020. Today marks his second death anniversary. From making his debut with Mera Naam Joker to his last film Sharma Ji Namkeen, Rishi Kapoor has won many hearts with his versatile range of characters.
Check Out the 5 Best Rishi Kapoor Movies To Watch In His Memory:
- Amar Akbar Anthony:
Amar Akbar Anthony is a 1977 Indian masala film directed and produced by Manmohan Desai and written by Kader Khan. The film stars Rishi Kapoor, Vinod Khanna, and Amitabh Bachchan opposite their female leads Shabana Azmi, Neetu Singh, and Parveen Babi, with Nirupa Roy, Pran, and Jeevan in supporting roles. The plot focuses on three brothers separated in childhood who are adopted by families of different faiths: Hinduism, Islam, and Christianity. They grow up to become respectively a police officer, a qawwali singer, and the proprietor of a bootleg tavern in a poor neighbourhood.
2. Prem Rog
Forever classic, Prem Rog is a 1982 Hindi-language musical romance film directed by Raj Kapoor. The film tells the story of a man’s (Rishi Kapoor) love for a woman who is a widow and of a higher status (Padmini Kolhapure). This film marked Raj Kapoor’s return to social themes. The screenplay was written by Jainendra Jain and Kamna Chandra. Prem Rog led the 30th Filmfare Awards with 12 nominations, including Best Film, Best Actor (Rishi Kapoor), and Best Supporting Actress (Nanda), and won a leading 4 awards, tying with Shakti, including Best Director (Raj Kapoor) and Best Actress (Padmini Kolhapure).
3. Khel Khel Mein
Khel Khel Mein is a 1975 Indian Hindi-language suspense thriller film directed by Ravi Tandon. It was an adaption of the English novel Good Guys Don’t Kill written by Louis Thomas. The film music was composed by R. D. Burman and the lyrics were written by Gulshan Bawra. The film stars Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Singh, and Rakesh Roshan as college students, who play a prank and get involved with a notorious criminal. The film turns quickly from fun and frolic to a taut thriller. Iftekhar, Dev Kumar, and Aruna Irani also star in the film. The film was remade in the Malayalam language as Aruthu.
A list without Rishi Kapoor’s and Sridevi’s duo is just not complete. Fate leaves Chandni shattered as her love Rohit disappears from her life. She meets Lalit and they befriend each other until Rohit knocks on her door.
The film features the innocent and pure love story of Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia. Raja, an 18-year-old son of a rich Hindu businessman, falls in love with 16-year-old Bobby, a poor Catholic. They must defend their love even as their families try to keep them away from each other. The film became a blockbuster, the top-grossing Indian hit of 1973, the second-top-grossing hit of the 1970s at the Indian box office, and one of the top 20 highest-grossing Indian films of all time (when adjusted for inflation). It also became an overseas blockbuster in the Soviet Union, where it drew an audience of 62.6 million viewers, making it one of the top 20 biggest box office hits of all time in the Soviet Union.
The actor got featured in many films during his second innings and gave Bollywood some impeccable performances with Sharmaji Namkeen, Kapoor and Sons, Do Dooni Chaar, 102 Not Out, Luck By Chance, Agneepath, D Day, and Patiala House. The actor might have left this world but his performances will always keep him alive.