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Flagship movies of the first Bollywood superstar

by Stewart Cole

The legendary actor Dilip Kumar was born on this day in Peshawar in 1922. He was one of the most important institutions of Hindi cinema who dazzled the audience every time he appeared on screen in his almost six-decade career. His filmography includes unforgettable films and moments that illuminate the Indian silver screen forever. On the anniversary of his birth, see some of his memorable performances that will always be considered emblematic.

Day (1952)

Dilip Kumar won first prize in the Best Actor category for his performance in this film.

Mughal-e-Azam (1960)

A historical drama in which he played the role of Prince Salim and brought a new dimension to the love scenes he played with Madhubala playing Anarkali.

Naya Daur (1957)

BR Chopra’s film was a commercial and critical success.

Madhumati (1958)

The famous movie of Bimal Roy, starring Dilip Kumar and Vyjayantimala. It was one of the first films to deal with reincarnation and had a gothic noir feel.

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Ganga Jamuna (1961)

This was the only film produced by Dilip Kumar. The story revolves around an innocent man who is forced to become a lover. Dilip Kumar played perhaps one of his best roles in the film.

Ram Aur Shyam (1967)

After a nasty spell at the box office, Dilip Kumar returned with great success with the hit movie Ram Aur Shyam.

Devdas (1955)

Based on the novel Saratchandra Chattopadhyay, the story is about a tragic lover played by Dilip Kumar. This is considered one of his best performances. Devdas also ranked No. 2 on the University of Iowa’s Top 10 Bollywood Movies by Corey K. Creekmur.

Shakti (1982)

It was remarkable because it was the first and only film to screen veteran actors Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan. The film is considered to be the best work of director Ramesh Sippy and is considered one of the greatest films in the history of cinema.

Mashaal (1984)

Vinod Kumar (Dilip Kumar) played a respected, law-abiding citizen who turns to crime for revenge.

Karma (1986)

The film reunited Subhash Ghai and Dilip Kumar after the success of their last film together Vidhaata (1982). It was the first time Dilip Kumar had mated with Nutan.

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