Dharmendra, an embodiment of Indian movie fraternity is acredit to be one of the finest actors till date. The word legendary is thrown around at ease these days, but believe me, he is one of that ilk.
A true He-man, the first of its kind in Bollywood, this man has seen it all. He stands as probably the first superstar of Bollywood and remains the fan favorite for many masses alike.
A recipient of Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award of India, let’s get ourselves back in time and feel nostalgic.
We present you the top ten best movies of Dharmendra of all time.
10) Rajput (1982)
- A movie that depicted Dharmendra in the Robin Hood-esque role, the he enacted revenge amidst great despairs of emotional depths.
- This movie featured Rajesh Khanna, Dharmendra and Hema Malini in leads.
9) Apne (2007)
- A modern sports-drama film featuring all the clans of Deol family namely Dharmendra and his sons Sunny and Bobby, this one provokes a heart-enthralling story.
- The movie revolved around the boxer and his revenge-seeking emotions against the backdrop of typical mannerisms.
8) Jeevan Mrityu (1970)
- One of the most endearing movies of all time, this one featured Dharmendra as a bank manager evicted on account of theft.
- The movie then streamlines the way he avenges the injustice. A truly heart-throbbing performance from this superstar.
7) Phool Aur Pathar (1966)
- This movie laid a stepping stone for Dharmendra to be accounted as the endearing superstar of Bollywood.
- The way he portrayed the role of ruffian Shaka was such great piece of acting from his side.
- Just go and get your hands on the dvds of this movie. You’ll know what laid in store for Dharmendra in the upcoming times.
6) Pratigya (1975)
- The realms of Bollywood are privileged to have been destined with such a great actor, Dharmendra.
- This movie featured Dharmendra as a man set out to avenge the deaths of his parents while lying in hiding against any police barge.
- The way he blended comedy and action was a fine testament to his caliber.
5) Anupama (1966)
- This movie featured Dharmendra alongside Sharmila Tagore in the leads.
- The movie was bordered on the storyline of a teacher and a writer played by Dharmendra with great subtlety.
- The movie had great serene dialogues that were worth a hear.
4) Chupke Chupke (1975)
- A movie that portrayed Dharmendra in the comic role alongside Amitabh Bachchan, this movie was a super hit among the movie fraternity.
- Dharmendra essayed the role of a Botany professor with an impeccable flair of comic senses.
- A definitive favorite for many, this movie still retains benchmark for many till date.
3) Sholay (1975)
- Is there anything more one needs to say about this movie. The movie of the millennium, this one had the perfect blend of every needed aspect in a movie.
- The characterization and the way the actors played the roles were such exquisite and classy that it still retains the flavor to this day.
- Sholay had Dharmendra play the role of Viru, an urban gangster was such a delight to watch alongside Amitabh Bachchan’s Jai.
- This movie is hands down one of the best Bollywood has to offer and marks the benchmark for anyone seeking the supremacy.
2) Yaadon Ki Baraat (1973)
- A movie that depicted Dharmendra in full vengeance against the death of his parents, this movie retains one of the best of his career.
- It featured Dharmendra, Sharmila Tagore, Vijay Arora and more.
- The movie had the immensely popular dialogue, ‘Kutte kaminein, main terakhun pee jahunga’.
1) Satyakam (1969)
- The movie sits atop as the finest one of Dharmendra’s career.
- It had him portraying the character of anidealist who seeks and lives for justice.
- He was ably supported by Sharmila Tagore in the supporting role.
- The way he carried out his character in the whole of the movie with such conviction is something unmatched for.
The man credited to be the finest ever actors to ever grace the Bollywood stage, this man truly a superstar in a league of just a few such actors. Here’s a testament to his caliber and fine performances down the years.
We shall be back with more the next time, till then tada!