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On Dilip Kumar’s 100th birthday, a look at his greatest achievements -Newzflash

On Dilip Kumar's 100th birthday, a look at his greatest achievements

A still image from the video. (courtesy: Screenwriters Association)

Dilip Kumar – ‘Tragedy King Of Bollywood’ – needs no introduction. He has inspired generations of actors with his impeccable artistry. Today, December 11, is Dilip Kumar’s 100th birthday. To celebrate the day, Film Heritage Foundation has organized a two-day festival – “Dilip Kumar Hero Of Heroes”. Some of Dilip Kumar’s finest performances incl Devdas, Ram Aur Shyam and Shakti will be shown in over 30 cinema halls and 20 cities across the country. So to mark the legend’s birthday, we’ve decided to revisit some of his critically acclaimed films. Let’s begin.


We just can’t resist starting with this K. Asif tutorial. The film starring Dilip Kumar as Prince Salim and Madhubala as Anarkali is still considered a masterpiece of Indian cinema.

2. Devdas

“Kaun kambakht bardasht karne ko peeta hai. Hum to peete hain ki yahan par baith sakain” – it’s the first thing that comes to mind when we talk about the all-time classic film based on Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s novel. The film, directed by Bimal Roy, featured Dilip Kumar in the title role.

3.Gunga Jumna

This 1961 directorial told the story of two brothers and how they ended up becoming enemies. The film also starred Vyjayanthimala and Nasir Khan.

4. Ram Aur Shyam

This particular film holds a special place in our hearts. Dilip Kumar played a double role in it. The film was directed by Tapi Chanakya.

5. Mashaal

Dilip Kumar essayed the role of a fearless editor of a newspaper in the film. The Yash Chopra film also starred Anil Kapoor and Amrish Puri.

Let us know your favorite pick from the list.

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