Rishi Kapoor's 'Das ka Dum' over the years—Check out best roles.
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New Delhi: Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has a huge body of work to his credit. His contribution to Hindi cinema is outstanding and his incredible projects are a proof enough to measure the kind of versatility the Kapoor legend has created an illustrious movie career.
 
On his birthday, let's check out his 'Das Ka Dum' aka his ten best roles over a period of time. Rishi Kapoor is also the king of sass on Twitter, we bet you would not want to miss out on his sarcasm filled tweets. Click here for reading it.
 
Let's go down the memory lane and recall his ten best roles on celluloid:
 
Bobby, 1973
 
 
This classic romantic drama was helmed by legendary Raj Kapoor and written by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas. The film saw Rishi as the leading man opposite debutant Dimple Kapadia. The era had witnessed the rise of its go-to romantic hero!
 
Khel Khel Mein,1975
The film was directed by Ravi Tandon and starred Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Singh and Rakesh Roshan as college students. The film was a massive hit and presented a new-age romance with elements of thrill.
 
Karz, 1980
Then came this super hit musical thriller by showman Subhash Ghai. The film's music is still loved by the masses. The story of reincarnation starring Rishi Kapoor, Tina Munim as leads with Simi Garewal in a pivotal role left a huge impact on public memory.
 
Kabhi Kabhi, 1976
This romantic take on relationships by master storyteller Yash Chopra saw an ensemble cast of Amitabh Bachchan, Raakhee, Shashi Kapoor, Waheeda Rehman, Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh coming together on the big screens.
 
Laila Majnu, 1976
Based on the classic love tale of 'Layla and Majnun', this love story had people queueing up outside the movie halls. Directed by Harnam Singh Rawail, the film starred Rishi Kapoor, Ranjeeta, Danny Denzongpa, Aruna Irani, Asrani, Iftekhar, Tom Alter and Ranjeet. The film's music was composed by the great Madan Mohan and Jaidev.
 

 

 
Amar Akbar Anthony, 1977
This one not only gave us the ultimate superstar triumvirate of Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor and Vinod Khanna in the lead but also was one of the best action comedies of the era. Directed by Manmohan Desai, and written by Kader Khan, this actioner had an amazing storyline and star cast with Vinod Khanna, Rishi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Shabana Azmi, Neetu Singh, Parveen Babi, Nirupa Roy, Pran, Jeevan, Nazir Hussain, Ranjeet and Helen.
 
Prem Rog, 1982
Starring Rishi Kapoor and a young Padmini Kohlapure, the film had a strong storyline where a young man expressed his wish to marry a widow. The societal pressure and hardships formed the crux of this tale by Raj Kapoor.
 
Nagina,1986
Rishi Kapoor and Sridevi in this fantasy tale revolving around the backdrop of 'nag and nagin' love story was the talk of the town back then. It was a two-part venture back in 80s and proved to be a blockbuster. The film was directed by Harmesh Malhotra, screenplay written by Ravi Kapoor and story by Jagmohan Kapoor.
 
Agneepath, 2012
Watching Rishi Kapoor as the ultimate cruel and dastardly Rauf Lala in this remake starring Hrithik Roshan in the lead was a pleasant surprise. The fans could never imagine a sweet-looking Kapoor senior performing the role of a ruthless underworld Don who runs a meat business and simultaneously deals in drugs and prostitution with so much elan.

 

Kapoor & Sons, 2016
This coming-of-age romantic comedy by Shakun Batra had an eye candy star cast of Sidharth Malhotra, Fawad Khan and Alia Bhatt in the lead while Rishi Kapoor, Ratna Pathak and Rajat Kapoor in pivotal roles. Rishi Kapoor as the hilarious and naughty granddad who is on the verge of leaving this world yet filled with so much life made it a light watch.
 
There are many other roles which Kapoor senior projected with so much ease yet these were a handful of the ones we loved totally.
 
Happy Birthday Rishi Kapoor, you truly are the king of versatality!

 

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