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Shekhar Kapur and his daughter Kaveri Kapur

Director Shekhar Kapur is startled by his daughter Kaveri’s remark to him asserting that the new generation isn’t lagging in emotional and intellectual depth compared to his generation. Does it indicate about Kaveri’s inclination towards a sequel to Masoom? This revelation dawned upon the great director Shekhar Kapur who has sparked speculation with his latest post, Hinting at Daughter Kaveri’s…

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Masoom - 1982
Released in 1982, Masoom is adapted from the famous novel Man, Woman and Child by Eric Segal. It was Shekhar Kapur’s (Dev Anand’s nephew) debut directorial venture. Masoom is considered to be one of the most sensitively handled project, with the illegitimate child angle. With lyrics and screenplay written by Gulzar it was a formula bound for success. This is one of the projects of Kapur which did see the light of day. Masoom is a story of a child’s innocence and the film has brilliant music by none other than R.D. Burman with “Do naina ek kahani”, “Tujhse naraz nahin zindagi” topping the charts and the eponymous “Lakdi ki Kathi” which became the childhood anthem of sorts. The film was a hit with the middle class audience. With the ensemble cast of Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi, Saeed Jaffery and Tanuja who were all at the peak of their craft and child brigade led by ....
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