"Raj Kholsa’s Storytelling Had Depth And Richness Says, Boney Kapoor".

By editorenglish BalkaniSep 19, 2020, 11:38 IST
"Raj Kholsa’s Storytelling Had Depth And Richness Says, Boney Kapoor".

Producer Boney Kapoor who’s been making movies for years enjoys watching all kinds of Hindi films across genres from different filmmakers and remembers veteran director Raj Khosla with fondness and wonderment.

Talking about filmmaker from yesteryears and his memories about their work, Boney Kapoor said, “I have had the honour of interacting, working with and watching the work of some of the greatest directors of the film industry. When we think of the era of 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s, some of the most notable names like V. Shantaram, Mehboob Khan, Raj Kapoor, Guru Dutt, Bimal Roy, K. Asif, BR Chopra, Vijay Anand, Hrishikesh Mukerjee, Nasir Hussain , Shakti Samanta, Yash Chopra, Manmohan Desai, Ramesh Sippy and Subhash  Ghai still continue to enthral and inspire us”

“However, I have noticed that one of the names that somehow miss this august list in most articles and discussions is that of the ever-versatile and talented Raj Khosla” added Boney.
Though Raj Kholsa is a revered name in Indian cinema Boney Kapoor feels that the late filmmaker isn’t quoted often.
He said, “It baffles me why Raj Khosla isn’t quoted more often amongst the most praiseworthy filmmakers of our country. For any young filmmaker who wants to learn more about cinema, you cannot get a better textbook than the films of this versatile filmmaker Raj Khosla who made blockbuster films across different genres”.
Further adding, Boney Kapoor praised and remembers some of the masterpieces crafted by Raj Kholsa on silver-screen.
He said, “Just one look at his filmography and one is awestruck by the depth and richness in storytelling that Raj Khosla had. His early work with Dev Anand a thriller ‘CID’ was a breakthrough in that genre followed by ‘Kaala Paani’. These films became huge hits because they expressed the real dichotomy of ethics and poverty that the common man faced post-partition. Films such as Woh Kaun Thi, Mera Saaya, Do Badan, Mera Gaon Mera Desh, Kachche Dhaage, Do Raaste, Do Chor, Dostana, and a lot more, all of them from different genres and meaningful. Raj Khosla was on a quest for varied stories”

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