Highlights:

  • One masterpiece, and another a virtuoso
  • Took our chance to express “Khullam Khulla Pyaar”
  • Intelligence officer Irrfan was successful to capture gangster Rishi Kapoor in D-Day

“Insaan toh Waqt ki Tarah Hota hai…Badalte Hi Rehta Hai”– a sudden demise of Bollywood’s evergreen lover boy Rishi Kapoor reminds us of his famous dialogue from “Bol Radha Bol”. The world of Bollywood is not going to be normal after the consecutive demise of enigmatic Irrfan Khan and charismatic Rishi Kapoor, one masterpiece, and another a virtuoso. His demise shocked the audience of all age groups and the millennial along with Gen-Z wonder whether he faked it as he did in “Kapoor and Sons”. From the chocolate boy hero in his youth to a figure of wisdom Rishi Kapoor never gave anyone a chance to question his flawlessness. Hindi Film Industry is filled with talented actors and new faces but it always hurt a little extra when our familiar faces bids adieu. Cancer took our chance to express “Khullam Khulla Pyaar”.

Irfan taught us how the chance of not saying the last goodbye hurts in “Life of Pi” and Rishi Kapoor taught the importance of meeting one last time before leaving in “Love Aaj Kaal” and we cannot help but think how their dialogues portrayed their last moments. Rishi Kapoor first went behind those lenses when he was a child in the movie “Mera Naam Joker” along with his father Raj Kapoor and won the National Film Award for Best Child Artist and his first movie as a lead actor was with Dimple Kapadia in the film Bobby for which he won Filmfare Best Actor Award.  In his early ages, he made around 40 flop movies out of 51 that he acted in, but those 11 movies were so impactful and enjoyable that people still hum the songs and converse about the movies, the movies were- Bobby, Laila Majnu, Rafoo Chakkar, Sarga, Karz, Prem Rog, Nagin, Honeymoon, Chandni, Heena, Bol Radha Bol, and Yeh Vada Raha.

He was the most charming face in the time of Gen-X. For the millennia he was like a father figure, a witty person who can guide us through good movies, his role in movies like- Fanaa, Hum Tum, Namastey London, Love Aaj Kaal, Patiala House, Do Dooni Chaar, Agneepath, Jab Tak Hain Jaan, D-Day, Kapoor and Sons were so impactful that we never thought of anyone else as an alternative.

The death bell rang fast for some people, the people who could give so much more to the society, whose soul existence matters so much. The numbers of awards he won will be symbolism to his acting excellence but the country mourning over his absence is the symbolism of his impactful existence and the role through which he incorporated himself within us. In D-Day a 2013 movie, the two gems were seen sharing the same screen, and truly again our undercover intelligence officer Irfan Khan was successful to capture gangster Rishi Kapoor and take him along to a place which is far away from “lights, camera, and action.”

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