I am not a die-hard fan of anyone; I don’t put stars (and that includes actors, actresses, singers, whatever) on pedestals and worship them with a fanatical zeal, but Shammi Kapoor (21 October 1931 – 14 August 2011) is the closest I come to an exception. This is the one actor I really, truly, enjoy watching. The person whose films I always turn to when I need cheering up, because his charm, energy, acting skills (not to mention his looks!) are sure to drag me out of the bluest of blues.
So, to celebrate his birthday — and, sadly, to also pay him a tribute two months after his death — I hosted a week-long special of Shammi Kapoor posts on this blog. Here (below a copy of the special blog header for the week) is a chronological list of the posts that formed Shammi Kapoor Week.
An Eye Candy Post to Begin Shammi Kapoor Week
Dil Deke Dekho (1959)
Kashmir ki Kali (1964)
Ten of my favourite Shammi Kapoor roles
Ten of my favourite Shammi Kapoor songs