(Juhi Aishwary, Intern Journalist): Raj Kapoor is not an acquaintance. His films still touch the hearts of every age group. Their subjects are as useful today as they were when they were thought and woven. He was inspired by the Nehruvian socialism of New India after independence. Since his weapon was the cinema, he showed that socialism through cinema. His films carry on the whole psychology of a class. His young hero transcends all limits in love.
He wanders for a job with a degree in hand, presses clothes in the laundry. The gambler becomes a pokemon. He reaches behind bars while struggling for bread. Despite being wrong, he deserves sympathy. This broadness of the subject takes Raj Kapoor beyond country-age and he became popular from Soviet Russia to China. ‘Awara’ was Mao Tse Tung’s favorite film. Raj Kapoor’s cinema was grand. His canvas was so big that music, story, subject, costume, location, camera, editing, lighting were all huge and artistic. Even how much the camera would zoom in, how the scene got fed out, there was a story hidden in it.
Her filmed song – Pyaar Hua Ikkara Hua Hai, Pyaar Se Phir Kyun Dare Hain Dil – is one of the most romantic songs of the Hindi cinema so far. ‘Jagte Raho’, a film by Raj Kapoor, made him famous on the global stage. She received the Grand Prix Award for Best Film at the Kalleriveri International Film Festival. Shree 420, Chori Chori, Clumsy, Neelkamal, Rainy, Dastan, Bavre Nain, Sargam, Bewafa, Chhaliya, the country in which the Ganges flows, the heart is there, Sangam, third oath, my name is Joker, Prem Rog, Satyam Shivam Sundaram Raj Kapoor has some successful and popular films. It is not that Raj Kapoor never tasted failure.
His early films were Dil Ki Rani, Chittor Vijay, Amar Prem, among others. Even for ‘Aag’, it was said that everything in this film was burnt down. Yes, it is another thing that he made this film again with a lot of shuffling after years, named ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram’ which was a huge success at the box office. In 1987, he was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1971. Raj Kapoor was the first showman of Hindi cinema. On June 2, 1988, at the age of just 63, he said goodbye to us, but despite not being in the game, he is present in the Mahafil and the presence is such that the audience does not lose sight of him.