Charas reunited Dharmendra with Hema Malini to churn out yet another potboiler. Produced and directed by Ramanand Sagar, Charas unfolded with a dramatic series of events and twists and turns. Dharmendra and Hema’s chemistry was at work again and so were his acting chops.
Mera Gaon Mera Desh
One of Dharmendra’s solo hero outing, Mera Gaon Mera Desh pitted him opposite Vinod Khanna. A box office success, the film also earned Dharmendra a Filmfare nomination for his fine portrayal of a petty thief turned policeman.
Jugnu was to Dharmendra what Dhoom is to Hrithik Roshan. Dharmendra played a suave crook who is a master in stealing from the most protect setups. Featuring the iconic dialogue “Baap ke Naam ka Sahara Kamzor log Lete hai“, Jugnu is one of Dharmendra’s best works and is hailed a classic by the critics and audiences alike.
Dost was a beautiful tale of two friends and how they overcome the hurdles of life. Dharmendra and Shatrughan Sinha together created magic on screen with their bromance. The film again brought Dharmendra back with Hema Malini and left no stone unturned story wise to fall short of a commercial potboiler.
Phool Aur Patthar
Phool Aur Patthar was largely responsible for establishing Dharmendra as a star. The film featured him alongside an equally brilliant Meena Kumari and went on to become a massive success. What made the movie different was that he didn’t lip sync to any of the songs which were a trend back in the days. It earned him a Filmfare Best Actor nomination too.
Hrishikesh Mukherjee reunited with the team of ‘Anupama” and gave Dharmendra his career-defining performance. It ended up winning National Film Award For Best Feature Film in Hindi. Mukherjee also admitted it to be his favorite work.
Ankhen is considered to be a textbook in Hindi spy films. Produced and directed by Ramanand Sagar, it featured Dharmendra after the massive success of Phool Aur Patthar with Mala Sinha, an equally huge star of that period. The film further catapulted Dharmendra to superstardom.
Made under Rajshri productions, Jeevan Mrityu proved Dharmendra’s versatility as an actor. Rakhee made her debut with this one, which also featured the evergreen song “Jhilmil Sitaron Ka Aangan Hoga”. It went on to become a success, both critically and commercially.
JP Dutta’s Ghulami featured an impressive ensemble cast. Based on the cruel ways of the society and the class-based division, Ghulami featured a high-octane climax with massive bloodshed. Ghulami once again established Dharmendra as the action hero he is known to be.
These are the all Time superhit films of Dharmendra, which one is your personal favorite?