He was famous for his impossible dancing. It was amazing how much he could bend and twist and gyrate to Mohammad Rafi's mellifluous voice. He was perhaps not the best of actors, but he was true gold. In an age where most heros were so full of self-importance, he was, as far as I can remember, the only one that did not take himself so seriously. Just looking at him always brought a smile to my face.
Shammi Kapoor was a such a phenomenon that when he died on August 14th, 2011, even some non-Indian media covered it:
Here are some of my favourite songs starring Shammi Kapoor.
This one just showcases his ability to be ridiculous and contort himself into impossible pretzels!
This one was surprisingly intense.
Nothing to beat the Shammi-Rafi combo, me thinks!
So, I bid you farewell, Shammi, and say "Ohhh!! Tumse Achha, Kaun tha?"
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