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6 Movies That Prove Dilip Kumar Is Actually The Tragedy King Of Hindi Cinema

Published on 21 March, 2014 at 1:00 am By

Dilip Kumar, who spoke volumes with his expressive acting, is remembered for his dramatic films and flawless acting. He has some great movies to his name and most of his successful movies had him portraying a tragic character, hence the name Tragedy King. Let’s reminisce some of his extraordinary work here:

6. Andaz (1949)


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One of the top grossing movies, Andaz had veteran stars Raj Kapoor and Nargis along with Dilip Kumar. This movie had him and Nargis struggling between love and rejection, with both of them eventually having a tragic ending.

Andaz (1949)

5. Daag (1952)

This movie earned Dilip Kumar the first ever Filmfare Award for the Best Actor category. In this movie he portrayed the role of Shankar, who tries hard to make ends meet, forcing him to find solace in drinking.

Daag (1952)

4. Mughal-e-Azam (1960)

Dilip Kumar portrays the role of Prince Salim here. It showed him caught between his love for Anarkali and father Akbar. Yet another movie of his, where he showed his versatile acting skills and expressed each emotion with precision.

Also Read: Dilip Kumar & Saira Banu – A Real Bollywood Love Story that Restores My Faith in True Love



Mughal-e-Azam (1960)

3. Gunga Jumna (1961)

This dacoit drama movie is based on sibling rivalry. Here Dilip Kumar performs the role of Gunga who is framed by the village landlord for committing a crime he did not commit, as a result of which he becomes a dacoit. It is one of the most successful movies of his career which had earned the tag of being a cult movie.

Gunga Jumna (1961)

2. Aadmi (1968)

This drama movie presented Dilip Kumar’s character in different shades, from a lover to a murderer. Though a moderately successful movie, it is remembered for Dilip Kumar’s up-to-mark portrayal of a disturbed character and witty dialogue writing.

Aadmi (1968)

1. Devdas (1955)

Who can forget this epic movie of Dilip Kumar? Such is the enigma of this movie that it is considered a ‘Must Watch Bollywood Movie’. It is one of his greatest works where he was seen portraying the tormented emotional character of ‘Devdas’. 


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 Devdas (1955)

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