In honor of Shashi Kapoor’s birthday
watch his iconic character Ravi in “Deewar”
Deewar is an iconic Hindi film made in 1975. It was directed by Yash Chopra, later known as the “King of Romance”, and written by the team of Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar. Deewar starred Shashi Kapoor, Nirupa Roy, and most famously Amitabh Bachchan in the role of Vijay, the anti-hero. Even today, almost 40 years later, the movie still weaves several viewpoints together to form a universally relevant tapestry. Deewar, set the 1970’s, in a time of great social struggle in India between corporations and labor; the rich sometimes taking advantage of the poor. But at its heart, Deewar is a family drama. The drama of Sumitra, abandoned by her husband, who must raise two boys who are destined to see life from diametrically opposed points of view. » Read more..