Everybody remembers Bollywood’s eternal romantic superstar whose cinema still brings a smile to the face. The horse-cart drive in Yun to humne laakh haseen dekhe hain; the snow-slide in Chaahe koi mujhe junglee kahe, the helicopter-glide in Aasman se aaya farishta; the boat-ride in Yeh chaand sa roshan chehra and the club-dances in Dil deke dekho, Baar baar dekho and Aaja aaja main hoon pyaar tera have immortalized on screen Shammi’s electric energy. Having danced his way to success, we present to you the great actor’s few hit numbers.

Yun to humne laakh haseen dekhe hain – Tumsa Nahi Dekha: He was a struggling actor till this light hearted musical happened to him and proved to be a roaring success a the box office. With moustache shaved off, his hair flying in the wind, and oozing sex appeal from every pore, he romances a grumpy Ameeta here by praising her beauty – yet teasing her about her huffiness too. Loads of fun here, a delightful setting, great picturisation – and a youthful, handsome Shammi Kapoor at his hilarious best. With music given by OP Nayyar, the lyrics of this song were penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri.


Yahoo…Chaahe koi mujhe junglee kahe – Junglee: This song got attached to Kapoor’s image thereafter. ‘Yahoo’ became a cult word and was then being considered as an extension of the actor’s rebel personality. Sung by Rafi and written by Shailendra, this high octave  foot-tapping song is extremely popular even today.


Baar baar dekho – China Town: Mohammad Rafi gave this song a different meaning with his beautiful voice. This song from "China Town" is a light, jazz-oriented, pleasing song. Kapoor's flirting with his onscreen lady, holding a guitar, is an image that will be remembered for years to come.


Tumne mujhe dekha - Teesri Manzil: With a fantastic score by the R D Burman, Teesri Manzil had two very good Rafi solos Deewaana mujhsa nahin and Tumne mujhe dekha. This was the first song Shammi Kapoor filmed after the death of his wife, Geeta Bali. He gave a virtuoso performance as a man deeply in love but unaware that someone out to destroy that love has already succeeded.



Aaj kal tere mere pyar ke – Brahmachari: This Shankar-Jaikishan composition is fast-paced and highly enjoyable. Sung by Mohammad Rafi and penned by Shailendra, the track is again a testimony to Kapoor's rebel attitude and his carefree nature. A fun song that stole hearts.


Aye gulbadan - ‘Professor’: This film starred Shammi Kapoor, Kalpana and Lalita Pawar. Directed by Lekh Tandon, the music was by Shankar Jaikishen. This was touted to be one of Shammi Kapoor’s best performances.



Ye chand sa roshan chehra – Kashmir Ki Kali: Kahmir Ki Kali released in 1964 and was directed by Shakti Samanta. It starred Shammi Kapoor, Sharmila Tagore, Pran, Nasir Hussain, Madan Puri. The music for this album was composed by OP Nayyar and the lyrics were by SH Bihari. The song has been sung by Mohammad Rafi.



O haseena - Teesri Manzil: A phenomenal hit of 1966, presented this electrifying song which was a creation of RD Burman and written by Majrooh Sultanpuri. Sung by Mohammad Rafi again, this foot-tapping, cabaret, is one of the most popular retro hits of all times and is thoroughly entertaining. It exuded Kapoor's style and his charm and was a chartbuster.




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