Dilip Kumar started his acting career with the movie ‘Jwar Bhata’ (1944), and from there, he gave numerous successful movies like ‘Andaz’ (1949), ‘Babul’ (1950), ‘Aan’ (1952), ‘Devdas’ (1955), ‘Naya Daur’ (1957), ‘Kohinoor’ (1960), ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ (1960), ‘Gunga Jamuna’ (1961), ‘Ram Aur Shyam’ (1967), ‘Kranti’ (1981), ‘Shakti’ (1982), ‘Karma’ (1986), ‘Saudagar’ (1991)... the list is never ending!
His list of worst movies would include ‘Phir Kab Milogi’ (1974), ‘Kanoon Apna Apna’ (1989), ‘Izzatdar’ (1990) and ‘Qila’ (1998)—the last one was also his last movie before he retired. His top grossing movie till date is ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ which was re-released in 2004.
Titled as the ‘Tragedy King’, Dilip Kumar has received eight ‘Filmfare Awards’, and is also the first actor to receive ‘Filmfare Award for Best Actor’ in 1952 for ‘Daag’. He is also holds the ‘Guinness World Record’ for winning the maximum number of awards as an Indian actor (19 Filmfare nominations and countless wins).
He is often considered the ‘Marlon Brando’ of Indian cinema, and will always remain a legend to his fans worldwide.
Deedar is a romantic musical film which tells the story of a visually impaired man named Shamu, who decides to look for his childhood sweetheart, while also earning a living by singing. Despite the fact that her father opposed the relationship years ago, he continues to look for her.
This action drama film tells the story of two brothers Gungaram and Jumna. Gungaram, the elder brother, is a poor indebted farmer, who works hard to educate his younger brother and make him a police officer, after their mother passes away. However, several years later, Gungaram becomes an outlaw due to circumstances and Jumna is assigned to catch him.
Mashaal is a 1984 action drama film, which revolves around Vinod Kumar, an honest man, who tries to expose the ills of society through his newspaper Mashaal. But, circumstances force Vinod to become an underworld Don.
Although he is just a friend to Neena, Dilip is in love with her and is shocked to find her engaged to Rajan. However, he continues with the association even after they get married so that the other man does not suspect anything. But Rajan comes to know about it by accident and thinks Neena is unfaithful to him, leading to death and heartburn.
Leader is a political drama film which tells the story of a law graduate Vijay Khanna, who is also an editor of a tabloid. When general elections are underway, Vijay finds himself accused of the murder of a political leader. Along with his girlfriend, he tries to expose the real criminals and clear his name.
Amar is an honest and just lawyer who is soon to get married to a woman named Anju. However, due to circumstances, he ends up raping Soniya, a poor villager. When the villagers find out that Soniya is pregnant, she refuses to name the father, and the villagers decide to get her lynched.
Shamsher Singh avenges the thugs who killed his police-officer son, then flees with orphaned grandson Kunal. Aided by an underworld don, Shamsher turns into powerful smuggler Sobhraj, while Kunal is raised by employee Abu Baba to be an upright man. Kunal falls for poor girl Durga, but Sobhraj disapproves and tries to separate them, which leads Kunal to discover Sobhraj’s double life.
Gopi is a drama film which revolves around an honest and simple man, Gopi, staying with his brother in a village, but he is accused of theft falsely by the landlord. His brother throws him out, and Gopi decides to go to the city, and return only after he is wealthy.
The film, set in the nineteenth century British India, revolves round Sanga, a loyal servant of the Kingdom of Ramgarh. When he finds out that the British are misusing a favor granted by the King, he goes on to report the transgression, but finds the king stabbed to death. He is then charged with murder; but escapes to form a revolutionary group, whose only aim is to free India.