Filmmaker Gautham Menon remembers Shashi Kapoor: A star who should never have been allowed to get old

Filmmaker Gautham Menon recalls what it was like to grow up in the times of actor Shashi Kapoor.
Deewar came up for re-release in Chennai many years after its original release in 1975. I was hardly 10 then, but still remember how eager my parents were to catch the film in a theatre. Conversations about films and actors were commonplace in our home, and recommendations were taken very seriously. So, we followed through and travelled all the way from Anna Nagar to catch the film at Ega theatre. And that’s when I began rooting for Shashi Kapoor. I still do.
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