From Mera Naam Joker To Bobby: Relive Rishi Kapoor’s Magic Through His Iconic Roles



Reliving Rishi Kapoor magic through a few iconic roles
Reliving Rishi Kapoor magic through a few iconic roles(Photo Credit – Instagram/Imdb/Movie Stills)

Rishi Kapoor’s stellar filmography cannot be defined by a handful of films. Although widely popular as a loverboy and chocolate-box hero in his heydays, the late actor would go on to carve his space as one of Bollywood’s most versatile actors ever in a five decade-odd career.

On his first death anniversary, we try and pick a few films that would underline his stature as an actor of many parts. Here’s a list of films you could binge on, to remember the much-loved Rishi Kapoor, who passed away at 67 after battling cancer.


Rishi Kapoor received the National Award as Best Child Actor for his role in the Raj Kapoor film. He essayed the childhood of the protagonist Raju. The tearjerker melodrama was about Raju the joker, who must make people laugh, irrespective of his own troubles and suffering. The film also featured Simi Garewal, Kseniya Ryabinkina and Padmini.


The Raj Kapoor superhit marked Rishi’s entry into Bollywood as a romantic hero in 1973, and also set off the trend of teenybopper romance in Hindi films. The pair of Rishi and Dimple Kapadia became a rage among the young audience and is still considered one of the greatest romantic pairs on the Bollywood screen. The film about a rich boy in love with a fisherman’s daughter had superhit music by Laxmikant-Pyarelal.


His role of the qawwal Akbar Illahabadi remains popular to this day. Manmohan Desai’s multistarrer had Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna and …read more

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