The Best Shashi Kapoor Movies

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Over 500 movie aficionados have joined forces to curate the ultimate list of Shashi Kapoor's movies, ranking them from the crème de la crème to the ones that missed the mark. Kapoor was a true icon in Indian cinema, gracing screens both big and small with his impressive acting chops for over four decades. His legacy is immeasurable, which explains why hundreds of fans eagerly participated in this ranking.

Whether you're an ardent lover of Indian cinema or just starting your journey into its world, this compilation will serve as a comprehensive guide on why Kapoor was one of India's most celebrated actors. From heartwarming romantic dramas set against stunning backdrops to gripping thrillers that will keep you on edge throughout, each film showcases Kapoor's versatility and talent like never before.

Not only are these films highly entertaining but they have also left an indelible mark on Indian cinema. They span across different eras and genres - from timeless classics such as Deewar (1975) and Kabhi Kabhie (1976), which cemented his position as Bollywood's leading man during the '70s and '80s, to more recent hits like Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012).

So whether you're revisiting old favorites or exploring new gems for the first time ever, look no further than this definitive ranking of Shashi Kapoor movies by diehard fans around the globe. And don't forget to vote up your personal favorites - after all, it's what makes us human.

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  • Aa Gale Lag Jaa
    Sharmila Tagore, Shashi Kapoor, Shatrughan Sinha
    64 votes
    • Released: 1973
    • Directed by: Manno Desai
    Aa Gale Lag Jaa is a 1973 Hindi romantic film directed by Manmohan Desai based on a story by Smt. Jeevanprabha M. Desai. It stars Shashi Kapoor, Sharmila Tagore and Shatrughan Sinha. The film became a box office hit. Sushma Shreshta received a Filmfare nomination as Best Female Playback Singer for the song "Tera Mujhse Hai." Her nomination is the only Filmfare nomination for the film. Aa Gale Lag Jaa is noted for its wonderful hit songs which had music by R.D. Burman with lyrics by Sahir Ludhianvi. The film was remade in Telugu as Manchi Manushulu and in Tamil as Uthaman.
  • Jab Jab Phool Khile
    Shashi Kapoor, Agha, Nanda
    27 votes
    • Released: 1965
    • Directed by: Suraj Prakash
    Jab Jab Phool Khile is a 1965 Indian Hindi movie. It stars Shashi Kapoor and Nanda. The story is of a poor boy who is a boatman in Kashmir and falls in love with a rich tourist. The film became a "blockbuster" at the box office. The songs by music composing duo Kalyanji Anandji assisted by then little-known Laxmikant Pyarelal are highlights of the film. The film was screened in Algeria's cinema halls every two days for a couple of years; there was, in fact, public demand for it. Shashi Kapoor was one of the most successful Indian actors in North African countries like Algeria, Morocco and Libya. In the souks of Marrakesh, even today some of the older shopkeepers will give you a discount if you are from the land of Shashi Kapoor.
  • Kabhie Kabhie
    Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor, Raakhee Gulzar
    60 votes
    • Released: 1976
    • Directed by: Yash Chopra
    Kabhi Kabhie is a 1976 Bollywood drama romance film, produced and directed by Yash Chopra, and starring an ensemble cast. This was Yash Chopra's second directorial film with Amitabh Bachchan and Shashi Kapoor in the lead roles after Deewaar and was particularly noted for its soundtrack compositions by Khayyam, who won Filmfare Award for Best Music, while film lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi won the Best Lyricist Award for "Kabhi Kabhie Mere Dil Mein," the song which also got singer Mukesh, the Best Male Playback Singer award.
  • Deewaar
    Amitabh Bachchan, Satyendra Kapoor, Madan Puri
    45 votes
    • Released: 1975
    • Directed by: Yash Chopra
    Deewaar is a 1975 Indian crime-drama film directed by Yash Chopra, written by Salim-Javed, and starring Amitabh Bachchan and Shashi Kapoor. Reflecting "the tumultuous politics of the early 70s" in India, Deewaar tells the story of a pair of impoverished brothers who, after their family is betrayed by the misplaced idealism of their father, struggle to survive on the streets of Mumbai. Deewaar was a ground-breaking work. It was one of a slew of films establishing Bachchan as the "angry young man" of Bollywood cinema and Parveen Babi as the "new Bollywood woman" whose character Anita is "a liberated working girl, smoking, drinking and sleeping with her lover, defying every Hindi film heroine rule." The movie cemented the success of the writing duo Salim-Javed, who went on to write many more blockbuster films. It is said that after the success of this film, the value of film writers skyrocketed thanks to Salim-Javed, and they soon were being paid as highly as some actors at the time. The Deewaar in question refers to the wall that has sprung up between the two brothers, drawn apart by fate and circumstance in a time of socio-political turmoil.
  • Waqt
    Sharmila Tagore, Madan Puri, Shashi Kapoor
    48 votes
    • Released: 1965
    • Directed by: Yash Chopra
    Waqt is a 1965 Indian film directed by Yash Chopra. It made it onto the BFI's long list of films in consideration for their top ten of Indian films award. It was produced by B. R. Chopra and starred an ensemble cast including Sunil Dutt, Raaj Kumar, Shashi Kapoor, Sadhana, Balraj Sahni, Madan Puri, Sharmila Tagore, Achala Sachdev and Rehman. Although director Yash Chopra committed many mistakes in the direction, but still the Filmfare awarded him with the 'Best Director's award. It pioneered the concept of films with multiple stars, starting a trend followed by other films. The film took the top spot at the box office in 1965. The plot of this movie re-introduced the lost and reunite formula in Bollywood, originally featured in the 1943 Ashok Kumar, Mumtaz Shanti starrer Kismat. A happy family separated by Waqt, goes through a series of trials trying to reunite. The film was later remade into the Telugu as Bhale Abbayilu and in Malayalam as Kolilakkam. The film contains the popular Hindi song Aage Bhi Jaane Na Tu sung by Asha Bhosle, and Ae Meri Zohra Jabeen, sung by Manna Dey, composed by Ravi and picturised on Balraj Sahni and Achala Sachdev.
  • Satyam Shivam Sundaram
    Raj Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor, Zeenat Aman
    43 votes
    • Released: 1978
    • Directed by: Raj Kapoor
    Satyam Shivam Sundaram is a 1978 Bollywood film starring Shashi Kapoor and Zeenat Aman, directed by Raj Kapoor and written by Jainendra Jain. It is a social drama about the differences between physical and spiritual love.