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The wait to watch the film on the big screen in the valley is over, this was Shammi Kapoor’s last wish for Dal Lake

Kashmir and Shammi Kapoor: The valleys of Kashmir have always been the center of attraction for every common and special. All the filmmakers captured the beauty of this place on the camera and presented it on the screen and looted the applause of the audience. Kashmir, which is called the paradise on earth, is once again preparing to bring back the glory to the cinema halls. Although many film directors and actors have shot films in the Kashmir Valley, Shammi Kapoor’s ‘Kashmir Ki Kali’ is a memorable film. While shooting for Sharmila Tagore’s debut film, Shammi Kapoor was fascinated by the plaintiffs here.

Although there is a long list of films shot in Kashmir, but Shammi Kapoor and Sharmila Tagore starrer film ‘Kashmir Ki Kali’ has made a special place in the hearts of cinema lovers. The songs of Shakti Samant’s film released in 1964 and in the film, the shikaras running in the Dal Lake of Kashmir have been shown beautifully. The beauty of Kashmir was shown on screen in each scene of this film, adorned with the music of OP Nayyar.

Shammi Kapoor wanted his last rites near Dal Lake
It has been years since the film was released but people do not forget it. Once again, when it is going to come out in the theaters of Kashmir Valley, then I remembered this film badly. After nearly three decades, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, while inaugurating the multiplex, paid tribute to the late actor Shammi Kapoor and told that ‘In 1965, Shammi Kapoor’s film ‘Janwar’ was screened in the Broadway Cinema Hall. Shammi Kapoor loved Kashmir so much that he had asked to get his last rites done near Dal Lake. Let us tell you that the film ‘Beast’ was released on 1 January 1965. The producer of this film was Hardeep and director Bappi Soni. Rajshree, Asit Sen and Rajendranath were in the lead roles along with Shammi Kapoor.

Also read- That last story of cinema hall in Kashmir; 70 people were watching Aamir Khan’s ‘Mangal Pandey’ and the bullets went on

19 cinema halls closed due to terror
In 1990, due to threats and attacks by terrorist organizations, all cinema halls were closed one by one in Kashmir, which was once buzzing. According to the experts, about 19 cinema halls were closed in the valley. Well after years, once again the residents here will be able to watch movies in theatres. The multiplex will be opened for the general public on September 30 with Saif Ali Khan and Hrithik Roshan’s ‘Vikram Vedha’.

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