When you grow up watching certain personalities, they leave a great impact on your mind. Rishi Kapoor Sir; I have grown up watching your movies on television. From the time, I have gained senses; I had just two channels to watch on my television. All thanks to my television addiction that my parents had to cut cable connection and I had to switch between the two channels only. I used to eagerly wait for Sunday’s afternoon so that I could watch that three hours long movies. All my childhood, I have watched all the old movies that were the blockbusters of those times.
My father always says, “पिक्चर तो हमारे ज़माने में बनते थे!” I was a small kid at that time that was too small to understand the depth of the lines. With the passing of time, as I grew up; re-watched those movies, the storylines, the songs all started making sense out of sudden. I would be in a state of awe for hours. All those movies surely leave a footprint on the mind forever.
Many people in my family admired you a lot and years later, I know and found the reason why. As joyful, you were on screen, you were in real life too. Your movies had the same charm as you had on your face. Your movies were so lively and that’s the reason, even the present generation admires you so much. Do Dhooni Chaar, Karz, Kapoor and Sons, Deewana, Yeh Vaada Raha, Agnipath; every movie has its magic.
Most of my mornings begin with,
” सोचता हूं अगर मैं दुआ मांगता,
हाथ अपने उठा कर मैं क्या मांगता,
जब से तुझसे मोहब्बत मैं करने लगा,
तब से जैसे इबादत मैं करने लगा।”
And my nights end with,
“मेरी किस्मत में तू नहीं शायद,
क्यूं तेरा इंतजार करता हूं?
मैं तुझे कल भी प्यार करता था,
मैं तुझे अब भी प्यार करता हूं।”
Not only these but also,”सोचेंगे तुम्हें प्यार करें कि नहीं, यह दिल बेकरार करें कि नहीं!” and ” पहले तो मैं शायर था, आशिक़ बनाया आपने! “,are in my top list.
Born in the 20th century, modern era society, in the generation where love is no more a strong emotion, where love isn’t any more a symbol of purity, I am the girl who believes in old school love. The love for which people sacrifices their life, the love that stays alive in the heart forever, even after separation. And for all your romantic movies, take a bow, sir. The romance you shared on the screen will always be alive in my heart. You will always stay alive in our hearts and our memories. The industry, the world lost another star today. Rest In Peace Sir.