Dilip Kumar, the epitome of star power and stardom, is one of the finest and the greatest actor, the world can ever have, and one and all appreciate his marvelous and magnificent acting skills. Dilip Sahab, as he is fondly known as, has given to the world of cinema, many beauteous and resplendent movies that will be remembered for a lifetime.
On the occasion of the 90th Birth Anniversary, of the legendary actor, we bring forth the most alluring and enchanting movies of Dilip Sahab.
This was considered as one of the best performance by the “Tragedy King” Dilip Sahab, as tragedy was his genre in which he excelled. The sheer portrayal of Devdas, gone saddened in love after his separation from his ladylove Paro, his inert addiction towards alcohol and his desire to seek redress at Chandramukhi’s darbar. Devdas is and will always be Dilipji’s exceptional and splendiferous act.
Naya Daur (1957)
Based on the lines of post-independence industrialization topic, Naya Daur, was a very applauded movie of Dilip Sahab. Starring opposite Vyjayanthimala, Dilip Kumar as the striving for survival, tangawala, did full justice to the role. The movie was even re-released in colour in the year 2007.
This film had set new benchmarks and was one of the first to be based on reincarnation, and Dilip Kumar, played both the roles effulgently. His magnanimous acting skills just left all awed by his act. It was even very successful commercially and turned out to be very influential one too.
The epic and classic tale, wrapped in the arms of historic events, Salim played by Dilipji, who is the Indian pride and a warrior none can defeat, loves his lady Anarkali, and is even set to go against his father, made Dilipji reprise the role of Salim. Mughal-E-Azam by K.Asif is one of the best films of Indian Cinema that is remembered by one and all. The musical journey embarks the setting agenda for future films. Dilip Sahab’s crispy and bang on dialogues swayed all.
Ram Aur Shyam (1967)
The portrayal of twins in Ram Aur Shyam after being inspired by Alexandre Damus’s The Corsican Brothers, gave way to many inspired remakes in Bollywood. The movie was fun and with Dilip Kumar playing double role, the sheer treat to the fans was awesome.
Depicting such roles had been Dilip Kumar’s forte and with Sangharsh, Dilip Sahab, who was a superstar by then, carried forward his legacy. Beautifully enacting the thug culture of the rural India, the movie was one of its kinds and Dilip ji bagged many awards for this film.
Though it was a moderate success at the box office, yet in terms of acting Dilip Kumar, swept all along with him. This remake of a Tamil film, directed by A Bhimsingh, about an orphaned insecure boy, paralyzed and bearing the insecurities of a lover who after finding out about his fiancée’s affair with another man regains his murderous instinct, Dilip Sahab was at his own best.
Produced by Trimurti films and directed by legendary director Subhash Ghai, this film starred B-wood’s stalwarts and was an entertaining and captivating film. Acting applauded by all, Vidhaata was one of Dilip Sahab’s finest acts.
The role of an honest law-abiding citizen who runs a newspaper and seeks to unfair means to avenge with his rival, Dilip Kumar, makes all bow down to his acting skills. Brilliant script and exceptional acting rendered this film being regarded as one of the best in terms of acting.
After the success of Vidhaata, again the Dilip Kumar-Subhash Ghai duo created a legendary story remembered by all. After losing his family in a murderous act by Dr. Dang (Anupam Kher), jailer Vishwa Pratap Singh (Dilip Kumar) revenges their deaths by training three criminals. Dilip Kumar donned the role too well.
Dilip Sahab has been looked at as the ultimate actor with scintillating acting skills that allures his audience. He has been and will always remain the favorite actor of all times. We at Koimoi, wish the legendary a very happy birthday!