Thursday, September 29, 2016


Today is the birth anniversary of Mehmood Ali, or simply Mehmood , the popular actor, director and producer of Hindi Cinema . he was born this day in 1932 .Known more for playing rib- tickling comic roles, he entertained generations of cine goers throughout his illustrious  career spanning four   decades. A veteran of 300 films and   versatile actor that he was, he was equally appealing and effective while playing tragic roles.Thus he was able to draw guffaws as well as sobs from  captivated  and mesmerized   cine goers. Also,   his movements and expressions fine tuned with the lyrics of a song making it a memorable experience. 
His filmography includes films like Sanyasi, Nastik, Kagaz ke Phool, Chhoti Behan, Manzil, Sasural, Rakhi ,Dil Tera Diwana, Ghar Basake Dekho, Zindagi, Ziddi, Shabnam, Chitralekha, Jauhar- Mehmood in Goa, Bhoot Bangla, Gunahon ka Devta, Love In Tokyo,Sangharsh, Padosan, Patthar ke Sanam, Aankhen, Neeel Kamal, Izzat, Do Kaliyan, Humjoli, Kunwara Baap, Lakhon mein Ek, Des Pardes, and many many others. 
A song - Jodi hamari jamega kaise jaani- is famous for his Chaplin like movements.In 'Lakhon Mein Ek'  & 'Kunwara Baap', he played serious roles with élan. In  all he was nominated 25 times for Filmfare Awards- 19 times for comic roles and before that 6 times for  the Best Supporting Actor.   He remains an iconic figure in Hindi Cinema.
He died on 23rd July, 2004 aged 71, in Pennsylvania, US.    

Our humble tributes to this versatile genius !

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