Your choice may differ with ours because this man was a wealth of talent. Here is’s list of Shashi Kapoor’s 12 best films, which will never be forgotten. The veteran star breathed his last a few hours ago

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Legendary Shashi Kapoor passed away at 5.20 pm this evening. brings you 12 best films of the star.

Sharmeelee (1971)

Essaying the role of Captain Ajit, Shashi Kapoor and his co-star Rakhee won our hearts with their acting chops. The film was also famous for its track Khilte Hain Gul Yahan which was crooned by Kishore Kumar.  

Aa Gale Lag Jaa (1973)
Aa Gale Lag Jaa

Starring Sharmila Tagore and Shatrugan Sinha, Aa Gale Lag Jaa (1973), has enjoyed a cult status in Algeria since its release. Shashi Kapoor played the role of Prem and the film was famous for its melodious tracks like Aa Gale Lag Jaa, Tera Mujhse Hai and many more.

Roti Kapda Aur Makaan (1974)
Roti Kapda Aur Makaan

Directed by Manoj Kumar, Roti Kapda Aur Makaan was another gem of a film where Shashi Kapoor played the role of Mohan Babu, a rich businessman. It was the highest grossing Indian film of 1974. Roti Kapda Aur Makaan also starred  Zeenat Aman, Moushumi Chatterjee, Amitabh Bachchan, Prem Nath and Madan Puri in pivotal roles.  

Deewaar (1975)

Essaying the role of Ravi Verma, a police officer, Shashi Kapoor’s histrionics won our hearts in Deewaar. His dialogue, “Mere Pass Maa Hai,” has still been etched in our hearts. The film was directed by Yash Chopra.

Kabhi Kabhie (1976)
Kabhi Kabhie

Kabhi Kabhie was Yash Chopra’s second directorial film with Amitabh Bachchan and Shashi Kapoor in lead roles after Deewaar. The film was noted for its soundtrack composed by Khayyam. Shashi Kapoor played the role of Vijay Khanna, an architect.

Satyam Shivam Sundaram (1978)
Satyam Shivam Sundaram

Based on the differences between physical and spiritual love, Satyam Shivam Sundaram stars Zeenat Aman as the female lead. Shashi Kapoor got us swooning by playing the role of Rajeev, a young engineer.  The film also went on to become famous for its music which was composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

Junoon (1978)

Based on Ruskin Bond's fictional novella, A Flight of Pigeons, set around the Indian Rebellion of 1857, Junoon also starred his wife Jennifer Kendal, Nafisa Ali, Tom Alter, Shabana Azmi, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Naseeruddin Shah, Deepti Naval, Pearl Padamsee and Sushma Seth. Shashi Kapoor’s acting skills were appreciated and he was awarded Best Feature Film in Hindi.

Trishul (1978)

Written by Salim-Javed and directed by Yash Chopra, Trishul was as a ‘Super Hit’ at the box office, and one of the top grossers of 1978, along with Muqaddar Ka Sikandar and Don. The film focuses on the three intertwined stories of Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjeev Kumar, and Shashi Kapoor who essayed the role of Shehar Gupta.

Kala Patthar (1979)
Kala Patthar

Kala Patthar is the fourth collaboration between Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor and director Yash Chopra after the hugely successful Deewaar (1975), Kabhie Kabhie (1976) and Trishul (1978). Despite receiving an average response, it was nominated for 8 Filmfare Awards. Shashi Kapoor played the role of Ravi Malhotra.

Namak Halaal
Namak Halaal

Shashi Kapoor essayed the role of Raja Kumar in Namak Halaal (1982). Apart from  Shashi Kapoor, the film also starred, Amitabh Bachchan, Smita Patil, Shashi Kapoor, Parveen Babi, Om Prakash, Waheeda Rehman, Ranjeet, Satyen Kappu, Suresh Oberoi and Ram Sethi. The film became a ‘blockbuster’ at the box- office and went on to be a golden jubilee hit.


Directed by Shyam Benegal, Kalyug (1981) went on to win the Filmfare Award for Best Film in 1982. This is a tale of intrigue, plots and the inevitable war between two families and Shashi Kapoor played a role of an orphan named Karan.

New Delhi Times
New Delhi Times

Directed by Romesh Sharma and written by Gulzar, New Delhi Times (1986) stars Shashi Kapoor, Sharmila Tagore, Om Puri and Kulbhushan Kharbanda in lead roles. The film is about a newspaper editor who exposes the politics-media corruption nexus. Shashi Kapoor played the role of Vikas Pande.

The greatest hits of legendary romantic star Shashi Kapoor (18/3/1938- 4/12/2017) 8 pm onward.

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