2017 has been cruel. The end of the year has seen the loss of yet another Bollywood veteran – Shashi Kapoor. His boyish charm, innocence dripping face – whether he is operating for the law, or falling in love with a rich tourist girl, marked his place in Bollywood with many, many films.
1. Likhe Jo Khat Tujhe, Woh Teri Yaad Mein:
The backdrop is picturesque- lush green valleys with mountains that almost veiled the sky, Shashi Kapoor in Kanyadaan, sang this song for Asha Parekh. This song has transcended beyond generations. One of the most soulful tracks of Bollywood.
2. Keh Du Tumhe:
This song from one of Bollywood’s finest movies, Deewar, features Kapoor and Neetu Singh. This track is a household name and probably one of the favourite tracks of the romantic fathers of the household.
3. Wada Karo:
Song from the movie Aa Gale Lag Jaa features Shashi and Sharmila, in a skating ring where, Prem urges Preeti to never let him go.
4. Sa Re Ga Ma Pa:
Remember the song? Hema Malini’s Anjana teaches Shashi Kapoor’s Shekhar how to sing. Also remember the confused looks on Shekhar’s face when he couldn’t grasp the reiteration of the pa pa pa pa.
5. Le Jayenge Le Jayenge :
From the movie Chor Machaye Shor, before Shah Rukh Khan, it was Shashi Kapoor who sings the song for Mumtaz.
6. Ek Daal Par Tota Bole:
A magnificent duo of Lata and Rafi, this song features Kapoor and Mumtaz from Chor Machaye Shor.
7. Bekhudi Mein Sanam:
From the movie Haseena Maan Jayegi, this song once again has the soulful Lata-Rafi duet. This movie has Shashi Kapoor playing a double role.
8. Tera Mujhse Hai Pehle Ka Naata Koi :
A dynamic trio of Kishore Kumar, Sahir Ludhianvi and R.D Burman, this song has been used in many later Bollywood movies. But in the beginning, it was Shashi Kapoor and Sharmila Tagore in Aa Gale Lag Jaa that made the song famous.
9. Thehriye Hosh Mein Aa loon
From the movie, Mohabbat Isko Kehte Hain, and tells the story of childhood sweethearts-Vijay and Rajni. The movie is set black and white which elevates the romantic mood of the song.
10. Kabhi Tera Daman Na chhodenge Hum:
This song features the Bollywood-ish playing with the dupatta, symbolising he is never going to let her go.