Niran Kumar Reward Points : 3900 Member Since : Thursday, March 19, 2009
The taste of Raj Kapoor movies are distinct from others till date. Now a days its very rare in Movies. What was the USP of Raj Kapoor Movies.
Posted On : 4/9/2009 5:01:05 AM
Anju Malhotra Reward Points : 61200 Member Since : Tuesday, March 31, 2009
What taste are u talking about? I could not get the question properly....however Raj Kapoor has always been my favorite. Raj Kapoor is appreciated both by film critics and ordinary film fans. Film historians and movie buffs speak of him as the Charlie Chaplin of Indian cinema, since he often portrayed a tramp-like figure, who, despite adversity, was still cheerful and honest. His fame spread worldwide. He was adored by audiences in large parts of Africa, the Middle East, the former Soviet Union, China, and Southeast Asia his movies were global commercial successes. Many of Raj Kapoor s movies had a patriotic theme. His films Aag, Shree 420 and Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai In the Country Where the Ganges Flows celebrated the newly independent India, and encouraged film-goers to be patriots. Raj Kapoor was a canny judge of filmi music and lyrics. Many of the songs he commissioned are evergreen hits. He introduced the music directors Shankar Jaikishan and the lyricist Hasrat Jaipuri. He is also remembered for his strong sense of visual style. He used striking visual compositions, elaborate sets, and dramatic lighting to complete the mood set by the music. He introduced the actors Nimmi, Dimple Kapadia, and Mandakini, as well as launching and reviving the careers of his sons Rishi and Rajiv. Raj Kapoor was a great actor in the bollywood.
Posted On : 4/9/2009 5:19:48 AM
Chetan Juneja Reward Points : 55100 Member Since : Monday, April 28, 2008
t s easy to be obsessed with Raj Kapoor s films. They are all about opulent havelis, beautiful women, social dilemmas, grandeur and pure, unadulterated, unabashed mainstream glory. All splashed with extravagance, and all soul, social issues glossed with the brush of commercial cinema made with pure instinct. Shree 420 and Awaara understood the common man s persecution and brought to life our Chaplinesque equation. When his women became strong protagonists as in Sangam, Prem Rog, Satyam Shivam Sundaram and Ram Teri Ganga Maili, their soul was all there. His strong female characters were also loving. Certainly, there was a tilt towards the turnstiles but every viewer got his soul s worth. he thing about Raj was that he was inspiring For the PPCC, when Raj was on his game, he was the absolute best - no other Indian actor can even compare. He was transcendental. He was open and human and incredibly alive. More than once, we found ourselves not only completely compelled by his performance, but also completely blown away by his talents behind the camera. As a director, he delivered stark visual aesthetics that favored dramatic geometry - sharp diagonals, powerful contrasts of light and dark, moodiness and intensity. As an actor, he could project complexity, vulnerability and loads of charisma and he was especially effective when restrained.
As i remember there were some peculiarities of the Raj Kapoor Films. Those produced under RK Banner. the films Generally had some social problem or cause behind the making of the movie. Mostly New Heroine were introduced in every film and that touch of modern society was also there
Raj Kapoor was convinced that his future lay in filmmaking.this conviction supported him in making remarkable hits. At the age of 23 he pumped in all his money to produce his first film Aag in which he acted as well as directed. Aag was a big hit and Raj Kapoor was credited with introducing a youthful style of films. The success of his second film Barsaat 1949 enabled him to launch R K Studios, and established Raj Kapoor and Nargis as hindi cinema s most popular romantic star couple. It was with Awara 1951 that Raj Kapoor first emerged as a lovable tramp. Raj played a young tramp who comes to Bombay in search of an honorable existence only to find himself caught in the world of criminals. The story deals with his struggle to find an honourable way out of the underworld. His trademark, rolled up trousers, patched overcoat and bowler hat in Awara were adored by audiences both at home and abroad. Awara became so popular in the USSR that puppet shows featuring Raj and Nargis dolls were organized, the film was dubbed in Russian and its prints were even flown out to two Soviet expeditions near the North Pole
Posted On : 4/17/2009 10:35:33 PM
Sam Chn chn Reward Points : 100 Member Since : Saturday, December 03, 2011
indeed nowadays we really can t see those type movies as old prefer the most on their home television. i don t think so that new minded people can bring something more great kind of things in films industry whether movies or fun but not the way to hide old movies they should keep the interest parallel to the young and old generations
Posted On : 1/3/2012 4:44:38 AM
Dipen Guha Reward Points : 47700 Member Since : Friday, December 25, 2009
Raj Kapoor can metaphorically be The Akbar of the Kapoor-Mughals . Besides being a great actor he ever tried to break grounds and this iconoclastic approaches made him a creator of its class. He could read the pulse of the post-independence India. Hence his initial ventures like Awara Sri 420 Jagte Raho Boot Polish and so on focused the innate emotions sentiments zeals grievances and . of course aspirations of the common sundry. His leftist outlook stimulated the nerves of the people especially the blue-collared masses. Raj was intellectually assisted by his crony K.A. Abbas. His Fabian flavours favoured the Soviet Union. This was why the song Awara Hun.. became enormous popular in the then Union next to the National Anthem. His Bohemianism portrayed through the typicality of Chaplin brought about an epoch in the Indian film. Thus Raj created a personal genre away from the prototyped portraiture of the chocolate-cream heroes . In this way Raj made a solid domain in the initial phase of his career. The second phase would project love exercised tactfully by amalgam of social problems and fleshy exposure. Raj was definitely gifted with an ear to good music. Mukesh was his voice Sailendra was his poetic hands and Sankar-Jaikishan duo was his soul. The third phase in which Raj Kapoor set himself behind the camera was initiated with teen-age love Bobby which was again a social conflict between the high and the low afflicting the harmless lovers. Prem Rog is again a social problem caused by the taboos of patriarchy. Hena deals with an issue that crosses the perennial ambit. But Raj-ji was no more and the film does not have the specimen of the masterstroke of the mastermind to make a masterpiece.
Posted On : 4/14/2012 1:03:08 AM
Rambo Reward Points : 300 Member Since : Saturday, July 14, 2012
one of the best actor in the film industry and every one like to watch his movies. and his movies are all time hits and has power to entertain the audiences yet too.