Raaj Kumar’s dialogue delivery combined with that of Shatrughan Sinha and Prem Chopra made the makers release an audio cassette of dialogues, which sold like hotcakes at that time. An Iqbal Durrani directorial, Betaaj Badshah is a story of two lovers trying to get the family seal on their relationship. Raaj Kumar and Shatrughan Sinha combo breathed fire on-screen.
A fantasy tale, Neel Kamal was one of Waheeda Rehman’s most memorable roles, and Raaj Kumar gave ample support for the actress to shine. It earned him a nomination for Filmfare Best Supporting Actor and Waheed walked away with Filmfare Best Actress trophy that night. The song ‘Baabul ki Duaayein Leti Ja’ is still a compulsory play at every Indian wedding.
Chetan Anand’s adaptation of the Punjabi folklore, Heer Ranjha featured some of the best dialogues from Raaj Kumar. The entire film and its dialogue are in verse, written by Kaifi Azmi. The film is also known for its spectacular cinematography by Jal Mistry. Heer Raanjha is considered one of the Best Movies of Raaj Kumar.
A remake of a Bengali film, Laal Patthar was one of the rare films in which Hema Malini portrayed a negative character. An ensemble cast, the film received critical acclaim on the release. Raaj Kumar shone alongside a bevy of stars like Vinod Mehra, Rakhee, Ajit, and Asit Sen.
A B.R. Chopra suspense thriller, Hamraaz was again a multi-starrer with nail-biting twists and turns. Hamraaz won various awards for its cinematography by M.N. Malhotra, including the prestigious National Film Award. Raaj Kumar slipped into the director’s twisted world like a glove, giving way to a film with immense repeat value.
Another box-office winner, Kudrat traces the journey of two reincarnated lovers, ably supported by Raaj Kumar, Priya Raajvansh, and Vinod Khanna. Directed by Chetan Anand, the film was a critical as well as commercial success, with the legendary song ‘Hume Tumse Pyaar Kitna’ winning various awards for playback.
These are the Best Movies of Rajkumar and we would love to know about your favorite Films of the King of Dialogue Delivery.