Evergreen actor from Indian cinema, Dharmendra is celebrating his birthday today! Apart from being a phenomenal actor, he is also a creative producer and a politician. During the mid-70s, he was at the top of his game as people eagerly waited for his films to release and made it a hit in no time. For his tremendous contribution to the Hindi film industry, he has also received the lifetime achievement award at the Filmfare awards in 1997. He is also the recipient of third highest civilian honour, Padma Bhusan.
In order to mark this special occasion of his birthday, we bring you some of the best films the legendary Dharmendra has been a part of:
1. Satyakam (1969)
Dharmendra gave one of his best performances in this serious movie that followed the life of a man whose principles were so strong that he lived for the truth and nothing but the truth.
2. Phool Aur Patthar (1966)
The reason why the film was such a major hit was because of its amazing message. A lof of human values was depicted in this film where Dharmendra was at his finest. The movie contained the good and the bad, both sides of the society, making it more realistic
3. Jugnu (1973)
The film contained an outstanding performance by the actor. It was also one of the most successful films of that year that featured Dharmendra playing the role of a modern-day Robin Hood who leaves a replica of a firefly (known as a ‘Jugnu’ in Hindi) every time at the scene of a crime.
4. Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973)
The film fell on the serious side as it had elements of anger and betrayal. It arguably had one of the best soundtracks. Dharmendra was a vengeful man in this film. It also dealt with the issue of class difference, which still exists in today’s time.
5. Sholay (1975)
Dharmendra played a rugged outlaw in this film that turned out to be the greatest film of all time to come out of Indian cinema. It had all the elements in it to make it a super hit, drama, romance, comedy and action. The characters of Jai and Veeru became the epitome of friendship through the film which was played by Dharmendra and Amitabh Bachchan