Thursday, January 20, 2011
Randhir Kapoor - Kal Aaj Aur Kal AKA Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1971)
Kal Aaj Aur Kal is a story of yesterday, today and tomorrow, three generations brought together to swim in the river of time. The three generations of a family are represented by Diwan Saheb (Prithviraj Kapoor), his son Ram (Raj Kapoor) and Ram's son Rajesh (Randhir Kapoor). Diwan Saheb lives in the past while his grandson Rajesh, studying in London, is ambitious and impatient for what the future holds. Caught between them is Ram, his life is filled with material wealth but empty of love and companionship. He calls Rajesh back from London who in turn persuades his grandfather to come and live with them. Ram's happiness knows no bounds - at last, his beloved family together again. But his happiness is shortlived as yesterday and tomorrow begin to clash.
This is the only film in which three generations of the illustrious Kapoor family acted together. It marked Randhir Kapoor's directorial debut in which he also directed his wife-to-be Babita. It was also the last Shanker-Jaikishen score in a RK film with hit songs like "Bhanware Ki Gunjan" and "Aap Yahan Aaye Kisliye".