Dilip Kumar Death: 10 iconic roles of the legendary star

By Lokmat English Desk | Published: July 7, 2021 06:09 PM2021-07-07T18:09:53+5:302021-07-07T18:09:53+5:30


Dilip Kumar won the first ever Filmfare Award in the Best Actor category for his performance in this film. The Awards were instituted from 1954. The film fared well at the box office and was declared a hit and the box-office.

For this film, Dilip Kumar won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor for the third time in a row, being his fourth overall. The film was later dubbed in Tamil as Pattaliyin Sabatham (The Proletariat's Vow) in 1958.Naya Daur also inspired Aamir Khan's Academy Award nominated film Lagaan (2001).

Madhumati was one of the earliest films to deal with reincarnation, and was described by analysts as a potboiler that has a gothic and noir feel to it. It inspired later regional and international films that have reincarnation-based themes. It won 9 Filmfare Awards; including Best Film, Best Director, Best Music Director, Best Female Playback Singer, Best Dialogue, Best Art Direction and Best Cinematographer—the most awards for a film at that time. It also won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi.

he film had Dilip Kumar in the title role, Vyjayanthimala in her first dramatic role where she played courtesan named Chandramukhi and Suchitra Sen in her Bollywood debut as Parvati 'Paro'. Motilal, Nazir Hussain, Murad, Pratima Devi, Iftekhar and Shivraj were playing other significant roles with Pran and Johnny Walker in extended cameo appearances.The film was also noted for its cinematography and lighting under Kamal Bose, that enhanced the emotional torment of the tight-lipped protagonist played by Dilip Kumar.Forbes included Kumar's performance in the film on its list, "25 Greatest Acting Performances of Indian Cinema.

The film is widely considered to be a milestone of its genre, earning praise from critics for its grandeur and attention to detail. Film scholars have welcomed its portrayal of enduring themes., it broke box office records in India and became the highest-grossing Indian film of all time, a distinction it held for 15 years. The accolades awarded to the film include one National Film Award and three Filmfare Awards at the 8th Filmfare Awards. Mughal-e-Azam was the first black-and-white Hindi film to be digitally coloured, and the first in any language to be given a theatrical re-release. The colour version, released on 12 November 2004, was also a commercial success.

The film received critical acclaim and was regarded as one of the best films of all time. Critics praised its story, screenplay, direction, cinematography, and the music along with the performances of the lead actors Dilip Kumar and Vyjayanthimala. Upon release it was nominated in seven categories at the 9th Filmfare Awards, including Best Film and Best Director for Kumar and Bose, respectively, while winning three, Best Actress for Vyjayanthimala, Best Cinematography for V. Balasaheb and Best Dialogue Writer for Wajahat Mirza. It also emerged as the biggest winner at the 25th Bengal Film Journalists' Association Awards, where it won nine awards in the Hindi film category. In addition, the film also won Certificate of Merit at the 9th National Film Awards. It also won prizes at international film festivals, including the Boston International Film Festival and the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

Ram Aur Shyam (1967) - A classic movie starring Dilip Kumar, Waheeda Rahman, Mumtaz, Ram and Shyam. Dilip Kumar had played a double role in this. It was and is a privilege to see Dilip Kumar on screen portraying a character of both their natures.

. Shakti was notable for being the first and only film to feature veteran actors Kumar and Bachchan together on screen.[1] Considered to be one of the greatest films in the history of Indian cinema, it went on to win four Filmfare Awards, for Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Sound Editing, and Best Actor for Kumar.Both Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan were nominated for the Best Actor award. When Dilip Kumar won and not Amitabh Bachchan, Sippy had stated that “His role (Bachchan) was underplayed and intense. I don’t think anyone else could’ve played the role the way Mr. Bachchan did. He had to play a hurt and wounded son".

Karma (1982) - A patriotic film starring Dilip Kumar and Subhash Ghari. Dilip Kumar made this movie as immortal.

The film was a Silver Jubilee success all over India and was a hit.Saudagar got director Subhash Ghai his only Filmfare Best Director Award.