Raj Kapoor the creator of some of Hindi cinema's most enduring classics is one of the greatest film-makers India has ever produced. As producer director actor editor storyteller he blazed a trail for subsequent generations of film-makers to follow and aspire to. He was also known to the world as an extraordinary and controversial showman an entertainer par excellence someone who created the template for Hindi cinema.
Raj Kapoor: The One and Only Showman is a unique experiment both an autobiography and a biography. While the autobiography uses his own words culled from interviews journals and anecdotes to provide an intimate glimpse into the mind of a genius the biography is an attempt to record for posterity the lesser-known facets of his magnificent personality through the recollections of his family colleagues and friends. As revealing as it is engaging this is a fascinating portrait of the man regarded as the last of the true movie moguls of Indian cinema.