I have to say I was absolutely thrilled when Vishal of AllVishal.com (he's @allVishal on twitter) contacted me to say he was working on some badges for Kapoor Khazana. Vishal is incredibly talented, and he was kind enough to do the badge that's over there in the sidebar for last year's Govinda Week.
I know that coming up with something for Kapoor Khazana was a challenge, and I can only imagine how hard it was to come up with something to capture the essence of this talented and, well, LARGE, filmi family.
I think Vishal did an amazing job:
I was sitting in the doctor's office when I saw Vishal's tweet with the links to the original images -- I swear, I had to stop myself from jumping giddily up and down and squeeing, "OMG, look, it's Rishi and Neetu! OMG! Ranbir's towel moment! OMG! Look at Shashi's grin! OMG! Raj! OMG! Prithviraj! OMG! Shammi! YAHOO!" I think these are, quite simply magnificent. I can't wait to get Mr. Totally Filmi (AKA resident Tech Guy) to put one in the sidebar for the links to Kapoor Khazana.
I had been thinking about continuing Kapoor Khazana on into July, more or less unofficially, and Vishal's wonderful images made me decide to do just that. I still have a stack of films I won't have time to get to in one week, and I will be going to see several Raj Kapoor films at the TIFF Raj Kapoor retrospective. You are all welcome to join in if you wish, and if you'd like me to continue to add your posts to the Kapoor Khazana links, don't forget to contact me to let me know about them.
Oh. Still pinching myself. Once again, THANK YOU Vishal, these are WONDERFUL!
And in case you didn't click through the link to Vishal's post for this the first time -- WHY NOT? Go see his images, go see what he has to say about them, go see his detailed images!