Hindi cinema’s veteran actor and hero Dharmendra is celebrating his 88th birthday. Born on 8 December 1935 in Sahnewal village of Ludhiana district in Punjab, Dharmendra has played many memorable characters in about 300 films in the last five decades. Dharmendra started his career in 1960 with Arjun Hingorani’s film ‘Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tera’. From then till today he is active in acting. This year his film ‘Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani’ has been released. Let us know about some of his best films according to IMDb and where we can watch these films.
Chupke Chupke (IMDB Rating: 8.4)
The film Chupke Chupke is a classic comedy film. This film is directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Dharmendra played the role of Professor Parimal Tripathi and Pyare Mohan Allahabadi. This film is best remembered for the comic acting of Dharmendra and Amitabh Bachchan. This film, released on April 11, 1975, is available on the OTT platform Netflix. This film is known for Dharmendra’s unmatched comic timing. Apart from Dharmendra and Amitabh Bachchan, Sharmila Tagore, Jaya Bachchan, Om Prakash had lead roles in this film.
Sholay (IMDB Rating: 8.2)
Dharmendra played the role of Veeru in the film Sholay directed by Ramesh Sippy. This film is one of the best films of Hindi cinema. This film has a memorable role of Jai and Veeru who work for Thakur Baldev Singh and free Rampur from the terror of Gabbar Singh. This film is available on OTT platform Amazon Prime Video. This film was released in theaters on 15 August 1975. This film was the highest grossing film of that time.
Satyakam (IMDB Rating: 8.1)
The film ‘Satyakaam’ is a film exploring social values and personal integrity. Dharmendra played the role of Satyapriya Acharya in this film directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. This character played by Dharmendra is considered one of the best characters of Indian cinema. Apart from Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar, Sharmila Tagore and Ashok Kumar had lead roles in the film. This film was released in theaters on 4 April 1969. This film is available on the OTT platform Amazon Prime Video.
Phool Aur Patthar (IMDB Rating: 7.6)
The film ‘Phool Aur Patthar’ was the film in Dharmendra’s career through which he got stardom. In this film, Dharmendra played the role of a young man who becomes a criminal due to circumstances. This film became famous for making Dharmendra-Meena Kumari a popular pair and they followed it with many films like Chandan Ka Palna, Majhli Didi and Baharon Ki Manzil.