- Screen Legends - Manoj Kumar
- Episode 034
- 16m : 25s
Manoj Kumar is one genius Bollywood Legend who is not only a good actor but also a very successful producer, director, writer, and editor. And to top it all, he has won Filmfare awards in all the above mentioned categories.
A die-hard Dilip Kumar fan, Manoj Kumar came to Bombay to become a film actor. After a few year’s struggle and some small banner films, Manoj Kumar tasted success with Vijay Bhatt’s “Hariyali Aur Rasta”. His career and life, both took a turn when he acted in ‘Shaheed”. He won accolades for his performance in the role of Shaheed Bhagat Singh. Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri was so impressed with his act that he asked him to make a film on his famous slogan “Jai Jawan Jai Kisan” which sowed the seeds for Manoj Kumar’s ‘Upkar”. Then there was no looking back for the actor cum filmmaker.
Manoj Kumar made several blockbusters like “Purab Aur Pacchim”, “Shor”, “Roti Kapda Aur Makaan” and “Kranti” with patriotism and social messages at its core. He even directed his screen idol Dilip Kumar in “Kranti”. Just like his films, Manoj Kumar’s songs also have been quite popular and we often get a taste of his patriotic songs every year during our “Independence Day” and “Republic Day” celebrations. RJ Adaa narrates the interesting story of Manoj Kumar in this episode.
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