Raj Kapoor has been known in the industry for making cultural cinema, giving blockbuster movies and breaking stereotypes. Not many people took inspiration from his work.
Raj Kapoor is known as a larger than life personality in Bollywood. The actor’s dedication to films and his style of working made him a Bollywood showman. It was the magic of Raj Kapoor’s films that gave the Indian film industry a good recognition in foreign countries as well. Raj Kapoor has been known in the industry for making cultural cinema, giving blockbuster movies and breaking stereotypes. Not many people took inspiration from his work. Raj Kapoor’s close friends also include legendary filmmaker Hrishikesh Mukherjee. Actually, Hrishikesh Mukherjee made the film Anand inspired by Raj Kapoor.
It is said that Raj Kapoor and Hrishikesh Mukherjee had a close friendship. Raj Kapoor used to call Rishikesh fondly as Babumoshai. Rishikash inspired Raj Kapoor to portray the character of Anand, the main character of the film Anand, which was played by Rajesh Khanna. The film Anand is considered one of the most brilliant films of Rajesh Khanna’s career.
Amitabh Bachchan with Rajesh Khanna
At that time, Raj Kapoor was a little sick. But his dedication towards films was such that he did not like any compromise with his work at any cost. In the film, Rajesh Khanna played the role of Punjabi man Anand Sehgal, who is said to be inspired by Raj Kapoor, on the other hand, Amitabh Bachchan played the role of Bengali man Bhaskar Banerjee, which was inspired by Hrishikesh Mukherjee himself.
Popular film even among today’s generation
Basicly, a glimpse of Raj Kapoor and Hrishikesh’s special bonding has been seen connecting the characters of this film with Anand and Bhaskar. Perhaps this was also the intention of Rishi Da. However, there is a big difference between the story of the film and the life of Raj Kapoor. The film was well received by the audience. Even today people like to watch this film. The songs of the film were written by Gulzar. Even today the songs of this film are superhit.
Please tell that on December 14, Raj Kapoor’s birthday.