RIP Shashi Kapoor

Veteran Hindi film actor Shashi Kapoor passed away on Monday after prolonged illness. He was 79. The actor-producer took his last breath at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai. He appeared in a large number of¬†Hindi films¬†as well as in various English-language films, notably the films produced by¬†Merchant-Ivory. He was also a film director and assistant director in the¬†Hindi¬†film industry. Born as¬†Balbir Prithviraj Kapoor; 18 March 1938 Kapoor was a member of the¬†Kapoor family, a film dynasty in India’s¬†Bollywood¬†cinema. Kapoor was born in¬†Calcutta (now Kolkata) during the¬†British Raj. He was the third and youngest son of¬†Prithviraj Kapoor, the younger brother of¬†Raj Kapoor¬†and¬†Shammi Kapoor, the widower of¬†Jennifer Kendal¬†(sister of actress¬†Felicity Kendal), and the father of¬†Karan Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor, and¬†Sanjana Kapoor.

In 2011, he was honoured with the¬†Padma Bhushan¬†by the¬†Government of India¬†for his contributions to Art-Cinema. In 2015, he was awarded the 2014¬†Dadasaheb Phalke Award, making him the third member of his family to receive the highest award in¬†Indian Cinema¬†after¬†Prithviraj Kapoor¬†and¬†Raj Kapoor. He was admitted for a reported chest infection at¬†Kokilaben Hospital,¬†Mumbai¬†on 3 December 2017 and died on 4 December 2017 due to prolonged¬†liver cirrhosis. He made his debut as a leading man in the 1961 film “Dharmputra” and went on to appear in more than 116 films during the ’70s and until the mid ’80s. The veteran actor is well-known for his roles in films like ‘Deewaar’ (1975 ), ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram’ (1978 ), ‘Junoon’ (1978 ), ‘Shaan’ (1980 ), and ‘Namak Halaal’ (1982).

Ranking Planet Of The Apes Movies

I’m a big fan of science fiction movies and I love the Planet of the Apes franchise. Classic scifi that started in 1968 and they are really awesome. Here is my ranking of the 9 movies that they have made (including the two reboots). They even had two series based on the original movies but I haven’t watched them yet.

    • Planet of the Apes (1968 )
    • War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)
    • Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)
    • Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
    • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
    • Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)
    • Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)
    • Planet of the Apes (2001)
    • Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)

Yeah on the whole, I think Tim Burton’s attempt at a reboot was probably the weakest try but Battle is almost unwatchable. I still find it hard to watch that in my rewatch cycles (every 3 years or so.