A Tribute To Dilip Kumar: Top 5 Golden Movies To Watch

A Tribute To Dilip Kumar: Top 5 Golden Movies To Watch

Some learn acting by practice, but Few have the skill by birth. Dilip Kumar was one such legendry actor in Hindi Cinema. Also called “Tragedy King” for his irreplaceable performance in classics such as “Mughal-e-Azam” and “Devdas”. As the entire Bollywood fraternity is in silence due to his absence now. He was a  profound Method actor and also called a Nehruvian hero.  The iconic actor has had an illustrious career for almost five decades. He has done numerous movies in his lifetime. So here are the Top 5 Golden Movies To Watch

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In simple words, it’s a “Timeless Classic”. Subhash Ghai took the huge risk of casting 2 oldies as the lead actors and 2 newcomers as the romantic couple and yet managed to deliver a blockbuster at a time when ‘hero heroine decided the fate of a movie. It’s a musical treat for all romantic music lovers.

  • Release Date: 9 August 1991 
  • Director: Subash Ghai
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Mughal-E-Azam is a very finely made epic with an all-star cast, great screenplay, music, songs, and direction. Some of the dialogues of this movie are still remembered to date. The film is the asset of Indian cinema which came out at the top of the golden era. Every character is best suited to the role allotted to them & has delivered their best performance.

  • Release Date: 5 August 1960 
  • Director: K. Asif 
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Ganga Jamuna

Dilip Kumar directed, wrote, and even acted in this movie. We all know that Dilip Sir was one of the best method actors nominations in various categories for Filmfare awards. So, it is one of the most critically acclaimed movies. If you want to see what acting, screenplay and also want to have a look at the Indian villages of past, this movie is a must to watch.

  • Release Date: 1 January 1961
  • Director: Nithin Bose
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Devdas (1995)

Devdas is a creation of the great 19th-century writer Sarat Chandra. Dilip Kumar successfully developed a psychological response among the audience known as empathy. Story, Lyrics, Screenplay, Direction, S D Burman’s pleasant music made this movie unforgettable.3 versions of Devdas made before this and many after, but none can match this one.

  • Release Date: 1 January 1955
  • Director: Bimal Roy
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This movie masterpiece lost in time. There is a combination of method acting and raw energy in this movie, which made it mind-blowing. Also, the power punch of the storyline and the encounter of the 2 biggest stars made it an unforgettable movie. The duo of Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachhan was just irreplaceable. 

  • Release Date: 22 September 1982
  • Director: Ramesh Sippy
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