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Decade in Analysis: Part IX - Third generation of the first family rises to claim its space



January 13, 2010 4:55:03 PM IST
Enkayaar, Bollywood Trade News Network
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Raj Kapoor would indeed be a very happy man that his grand children have assiduously worked relentlessly to claim the mantle of being the first family as far as the business of entertainment is concerned. From this perspective this decade indeed would be a monumental decade for the first family.

RANBIR KAPOOR and KAREENA KAPOOR

RANBIR KAPOOR and KAREENA KAPOOR


Ranbir Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor: First family's shinning beacon in the 3rd generation

Raj Kapoor would be smiling from the heaven that his two grand children Kareena Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor are leaving no stones unturned to keep the flag of RK family flying high as the family of master entertainers. While Kareena Kapoor had been hanging around for quite a long time, she indeed evolved and blossomed into an actor to be reckoned with parallely along the time when his cousin Ranbir Kapoor was making his debut in the Hindi films.

Indeed Kareena made her debut at the beginning of this decade, and by the time curtains were drawn over this decade, Kareena Kapoor had emerged as one of the biggest female stars that Hindi films has seen. Her commercial success is manifest from the fact that she is one of the rare few Hindi film stars who has made it to the cover of International film magazines. For her the real turn around started around the middle of the decade with OMKARA and it culminated into a peak with JAB WE MET which became one of the biggest hits that Hindi cinema ever saw. TASHAN, GOLMAAL RETURNS etc, thrived on her oomph to establish her as a star who also became a model to promote "size zero" in the female of the variety all across the country. The decade ended for her on a really high note with one of the most successful films Hindi cinema has ever seen 3 IDIOTS.

Though Ranbir Kapoor through his acting oeuvre was a party to this decade only for three years, but concurrently along with her cousin Kareena Kapoor arrived on the world of Hindi cinema in an impacted manner. He made his debut in 2007 with SAWARIYA but by the time BACHNA AE HASEENO hit the silver screen, Ranbir Kapoor had evolved into his own as the perfect tramp seeped in the nuances of the present times. In fact in 2009 itself he gave three hits in the form of WAKE UP SID, AJAB PREM KI GHAZAB KAHANI and ROCKET SINGH: SALESMAN OF THE YEAR and for an industry that was looking for hits in the parched 2009, he emerged as the raindrop on the dry and caked soil and as the first rain drops and in the same way as the raindrops spread their effervescence Ranbir Kapoor has engulfed whole nation and the Diaspora outside in his earthen appeal.

For the common fan of the country, it would be interesting to watch whether this duo can come together as a pair. After all, this family has had a tradition of doing it, Shashi Kapoor pairing with Neetu Kapoor, as also with Babita, while Randhir Kapoor paired with Neetu Kapoor as well. So if there is a sense of anticipation for this pairing nothing out of the blue is being thought about. The commercial proposition of pairing has immense possibilities.



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