Bitty Ruminations 60

Posted on August 14, 2011


Shammi Kapoor, that great (in more than one sense) fount of joy on screen, passed away today. His songs (mostly with Rafi) are some of my all-time favourites, especially the entire An Evening In Paris album (Shankar-Jaikishan).

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The list is endless, at least in the mind’s screen, each time it switches to Chitrahaar mode. Could it be that, the instant we receive news of a passing, we mourn more the actors who entertain us than the ones who simply excite us with their craft? The latter we worship for the duration of the film, a little later, and for all posterity. The former we reach for every time life hands us a smackdown and we need a pickup. I think I need a pickup now.