Joshua Siegel

Raj Kapoor and the Golden Age of Indian Cinema

  • January 6th, 2012

MOMA January 6–16, 2012 “Kapoor’s singular and gargantuan talent subsumes a variety of influences and affinities—[Charles] Chaplin, Frank Capra, Orson Welles—with even a touch of Russ Meyer apparent in the later work. At times, his oeuvre recalls the work of a 19th-century European literary giant whose sympathy for the underdog, protean activity, inexhaustible energy and…