Bollywood legendary actor Dilip Kumar popularly known as the 'Tragedy King of Bollywood' passes away at Mumbai's Hinduja Hospital on Wednesday at thd age 98 due to various age-related ailments.
Dilip Kumar made his big screen debut with Jwar Bhata in 1944. Followed by some of his major hits like Mughal-e-Azam, Devdas, Naya Daur, and Ram Aur Shyam. His last big screen appearance was in the film Qila in 1998.
Kumar’s career spanned over more than five decades and has won millions of hearts with his performances and dialogues in more than 65 films.
He rose to a level of eminence which was never achieved in the history Indian cinema before.
The news of his demise has left a barren in the hearts of many including several Bollywood celebrities of his and the present generation.
Not only his acting but also his flawless style of dialogue delivery has been eternized in the history of Indian cinema.
On this irreplaceable loss to Indian cinema, here are some of the most iconic dialogues from his classic cult films which he is best remembered for:
1. His iconic dialogue 'Kaun kambakht bardaasht karne ko peeta hai? Main toh peeta hoon ke bas saans le saku ' from the film 'Devdas' directed by Bimal Roy where Kumar portrayed the role of an eponymous lovesick hero drowning in alcoholism andwas released in 1955. Kumar won a Filmfare award and is considered one of his best performances.
2. 'Mera dil aapka Hindustan nahi jis par aap hukumat karein', from one of the most iconic movies in the history of Indian cinema 'Mughal-e-Azam'. The film is a cinematic masterpiece that broke all records and remains afresh in the minds of all movie buffs.
3. 'Tumhara dharma to Paisa hai kundan babu paisa, magar hum daya ke bhikhari nahi hai…', 'Jab paet ki roti aur jeb ka paisa chhin jaata hai na, toh koi samajh vamajh nahi reh jaati hai aadmi ke paas' and 'Jab amir ka dil kharab hota hai na… Toh gareeb ka dimag kharab hota hai' such powerful dialogues were uttered by the actor in the film Naya Daur directed by BR Chopra.
4. The powerful and most popular dialogues 'Ek kranti marega..toh hazaar kranti paida honge' and 'Jab Zindagi daudti hai, toh ragon mein behta hua khoon bhi daudta hai…. ', from the film 'Kranti' which was produced and directed by Manoj Kumar. This film ran for 67 weeks in the theatres and was declared a Golden Jubilee hit.
5. His dialogue as a police officer in the film 'Shakti' was 'Jo log sachai ki tarafdari ki kasam khate hain….zindagi unke bade kathin imtihaan leti hai'. It was the only film to feature Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan in the lead was a gripping drama that revolved around the banter between an honest police officer and his corrupt son.
6. ' Haq hamesha sar jhukake nahin... sar uthake maanga jaata hai ' in Subhash Ghai’s multi-starrer film 'Saudagar' in 1991. The bollywood's most popular songs 'Ilu Ilu' and 'Imli Ka Boota' were part of this bollywood film.
7. 'Mulk ka har sipahi jaanta hai ki, uske jism par woh khaki vardi, joh uska maan hai woh vardi uska kafan bhi ban sakti hai' from the film 'Karma'. This is action film directed by Subhash Ghai also starring Nutan, Anil Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Naseeruddin Shah, Sridevi, Poonam Dhillon and Anupam Kher.
Iconic dialogues of Bollywood's Tragedy King
Indian cinema has lost one of its superstars as the veteran actor Dilip Kumar took his last breath on Wednesday at the age of 98