Shammi Kapoor:The Game Changer


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In his quest for a fresh, vibrant image for himself, Shammi had infused an exciting element of aggression into the hero's persona, stripping him of his contrived 'innocence' that characterized a typical Bollywood hero of the time.

Tumsa nahi dekha also gave new dimension to the concept of the 'romantic musical' and paved the way for a dynamic new genre whose relevance has transcended five generations of filmgoers, manifesting itself through Jeetendra, Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor, Mithun Chakraborty, Anil Kapoor, Govinda, Shah Rukh Khan and right up to Shammi's grand-nephew Ranbir Kapoor. Until Shammi Kapoor had burst on the scene, the 'singing-dancing hero' had no slot in mainstream Hindi cinema.

Published: 2016
Pages: 246
ISBN-13: 978-9385609626
Publisher: Om Books
Format: Hardbound