Saw Kashmir Ki Kali (1964) this past weekend, and absolutely loved it! It was my first Shammi Kapoor film (shame on me for taking so long, but better late than never, right?), and I know there shall be plenty more (and of Sharmila Tagore too!). Saving my thoughts for the movie review in a few days. Couldn't have seen it at a more relevant time, because I know that the person saying this probably has a point:
"Often it's said that he's India's answer to Elvis Presley. But I disagree I feel Elvis is America's answer to Shammi Kapoor."
These were Aamir Khan's words at the recent Osian Cinefan Film Festival, where Mr. Kapoor was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award. This video really is a must-see!
What I liked about Shammi Kapoor's presentation was that he came across as not only very grateful, but also very humble. And after having seen Kashmir Ki Kali, I can at least begin to appreciate the magnitude of the statement in which he says he is incomplete without Mohammad Rafi. And Aamir's piece on a true actor's being an Aashiq (versus a Mashooq) is righteous. Well said! Here is a related piece and some more footage.