On the occasion of Randhir Kapoor’s birthday, here are some of the smash hits from his career that everyone should know
Randhir Kapoor had the opportunity to perform some of the era’s most popular songs during his time as a leading man. This classic by Kishore Kumar, “Bhawre Ki Gunjan Hai Mera Dil,” first appeared in Randhir’s debut film, “Kal Aaj Aur Kal,” despite Kumar not actually appearing in the film.
Rampur Ka Vasi Hoon Main and Ghum Hai Kissi Ke Pyar Mein were two of the many RD Burman hits in Manmohan Desai and Randhir’s second film, Rampur Ka Lakshman. The latter was a duet featuring Rekha and featured Kishore and Lataji at the top of their game.
In 1972’s Jawani Diwani, Randhir had the opportunity to lip-sync some of RD Burman’s biggest hits, such as Jaan-e-Jaan Dhunta Phir Raha and Yeh Jawani Hai Diwani (which would later become the title of his nephew Ranbir’s film).
Kalyanji-Anandji composed the highly successful score for the 1974 film Haath Ki Safai. Wada Karle Sajna, the film’s biggest hit, was shot with Vinod Khanna and Simi Garewal, but Randhir had the drunken Kishore Kumar hit, Peene Walon Ko Peene Ka Bahana Chahiye.
Randhir listened to Ganga Ghat Ka Pani Piya Hai by Kishore Kumar in Ponga Pandit. Tere Milne Se Pehle, sung by Lata Mangeshkar, was the film’s best song. Once Raj Kapoor heard the song (composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal), he asked Boney Kapoor’s father, the late producer Surinder Kapoor, to send him a tape of the song, as revealed by Ponga Pandit producer Boney Kapoor.
Despite the fact that the title song of Kasme Vaade from 1978 was filmed on Amitabh Bachchan, this film gave Randhir another chance to be a part of some chartbusters like Aati Rahengi Bahaaren and Kal Kya Hoga Kissko Pataa.