Raj Kapoor Not only did he work to earn wealth from his films, but he also tried to change the society. If you look at the films of Raj Kapoor, who is called the showman of Hindi cinema, then in his films poverty, hero-heroine of the downtrodden and upper caste villains are seen in his films. Efforts to show the evil and troubles of the society on screen with films like ‘Awara’, ‘Shree 420’, ‘Mera Naam Joker’, ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram’, ‘Ram Teri Ganga Maili’, ‘Prem Rog’ had. Raj Kapoor received immense love for some of his films, Saat Samandar also became his fan, but faced criticism for many films.
Raj Kapoor used to work very hard for his films. From the film’s script, music, shooting to acting, he kept a special eye on every detail. Over time, Raj Kapoor built a studio, which became famous as RK Studio. Many great films were made from this studio, but all the stories also became famous. It is said that Raj Kapoor’s children did not have direct entry in RK studio, they had made a rule that first learn work in a studio and then come to RK.
Rishi Kapoor was seen in ‘Shree 420’
Raj Kapoor’s 1955 film ‘Shree 420’ was also a tremendous success. The director of this film was also Raj Kapoor and the actor too. Tells an anecdote related to this film. Apart from Raj Kapoor and Nargis, Rishi Kapoor also worked in this film. Everyone thinks that Rishi had stepped into the film world from the film ‘Bobby’, but this is not right. Earlier, only 3 years old Rishi Baba had worked in this film for the first time. There is a very funny anecdote about this film.
It was difficult to get Rishi Baba to work
Actually, Rishi Kapoor was so young that getting him to act was not a matter of Papa Raj Kapoor’s bus. In one scene of the film, Rishi is getting wet in the rain and he had to keep his eyes open and how to explain this to a small child. If you see the movie ‘Pyaar Hua Ikraar Hua’, a scene in the song ‘Pyaar Hua Ikraar Hua’ shows three children getting wet in the rain, one of them was Rishi.
Work done with the lure of chocolate
Referring to this scene, the late actor Rishi Kapoor himself had said that ‘when we had three children in the shot, including my siblings, I had to walk in the rain, but as soon as the water fell on me, I started crying, due to which The shooting was not happening. In such a situation, Nargis ji said that if you give a good shot and keep your eyes open, then I will give you chocolate. I did the first shot of my life for chocolate’.
‘Shree 420’ all songs were evergreen
Shankar-Jaikishan made the film memorable by giving great music in the film ‘Shree 420’. From ‘Dil Ka Hal Sune Dilwala’ to ‘Ichak Dana’, ‘Mera Joota Hai Japanese’, ‘Mud Mud Ke Na Dekh’, ‘O Jaane Wale’, ‘Ramaiya Vastavaiya’, every song was made like this. That music lovers do not forget them even today.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : September 15, 2022, 06:00 IST