Kal Aaj Aur Kal

Kal Aaj Aur Kal (lit. 'Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow') is a 1971 Hindi film produced by Raj Kapoor and directed by his son Randhir Kapoor.[1] The film's USP is the appearance of three generations of the famous Kapoor family starring Prithviraj Kapoor, his son Raj Kapoor, Raj Kapoor's son Randhir Kapoor (in his acting debut) and Randhir's real-life wife-to-be Babita.[2] Among the non Kapoors in the film are Iftekhar.[3]

Kal Aaj Aur Kal
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Directed byRandhir Kapoor
Produced byRaj Kapoor
Written byVirendra Sinha
StarringPrithviraj Kapoor
Raj Kapoor
Randhir Kapoor
Babita Kapoor
David Abraham
Achala Sachdev
Music byShankar Jaikishan
CinematographyTaru Dutt
Edited byS.R. Kabre
Distributed byShemaroo (DVD)
Release date
December 17, 1971
Running time
156 minutes (original)
155 minutes (DVD)

It was also the last Shankar Jaikishan score in a Raj Kapoor film; it contains superhit songs like "Aap Yahan Aaye Kis Liye" and "Bhanware Ki Gunjan". This film came after the heavy debacle of Mera Naam Joker, which was Raj Kapoor's dream project. It more than made up for his loss although it was still only a moderate success at the box office. The film marked one of Prithviraj Kapoor's final films as he died the following year of the film's release in 1972.[4]


The title is an allegory to the ideological clash between three generations: Kal (Grandparent), Aaj (Parent), and Kal(Youth). Diwan Bahadur Kapoor (Prithviraj Kapoor) is the father of Ram Bahadur Kapoor (Raj Kapoor). Ram's son Rajesh (Randhir Kapoor), who had been sent to London for higher studies, returns to India. Bahadur has promised his childhood friend that Rajesh's marriage will be done with the latter's granddaughter.

However, Rajesh is in love with his girlfriend Monica (Babita) and objects to the marriage. Both the grandfather and the grandson stick to their guns, little realizing that Ram is the real sufferer in the clash. Ram leaves his home, leaving the grandfather grandson duo blaming each other. Now, it is up to Ram to take the matter into his hands.


# Title Singer(s)
1 "Aap Yahan Aaye Kisliye" Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle
2 "Bhanware Ki Gunjan" Kishore Kumar
3 "Hum Jab Honge Saath Saal Ke" Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle
4 "Tick Tick Tick Chalti Jaye Ghadi" Mukesh, Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle
5 "Ek Paon Chal Raha Alag Alag" Manna Dey
6 "Kisi Ke Dil Ko Sanam" Sharda


  1. ^ "RK Studio may vanish, but the legend will live on! Take a walk down memory lane here". The Free Press Journal. 27 August 2018. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  2. ^ Mamta Sonar (14 February 2018). "Randhir Kapoor turns 71: Here are some lesser known facts about the legendary actor". The Free Press Journal. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  3. ^ Ranjan Das Gupta (4 February 2016). "Kal Aaj Aur Kal (1971)". The Hindu. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Kal Aaj Aur Kal will always be my favourite: Randhir Kapoor". Hindustan Times. 16 April 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2018.

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