Mithun Chakraborty aka Mithun Da is perhaps one of the few Bollywood actors who is having the massive fan base and won million of hearts with charismatic screen presence. Though his dialogue from the film Gunda, “Itihaas badalne waale ka naam, kabhi itihaas mein nahin hota hai (the one who changes history, is the one who never finds his name in history),” holds true for many.
Mithun Chakraborty didn’t meet the same fate. His name will be written in bold letters when we will be discussing the Hindi or the Indian cinema. The actor danced his way to stardom in 1982 film, Disco Dancer and still popular with his unique dance steps so obviously he is eligible title holder of the throne of Bollywood’s ‘Disco Dancer’.
But what remains an unknown fact for many is that the actor Mithun Chakraborty is rising to fame with “I am a disco dancer”, his flawless acting skills brought him accolades with his debut movie, Mrigayaa (1976). Mithun Chakraborty has also won the first of his three National Awards for Best Actor for Mrinal Sen directorial Mrigayaa.
While many gushes over his dancing style and try to recreate his iconic steps on the dance floor, only a few can successfully do so, hence Mithun Chakraborty is a perfect example of from rags to riches with the patience he is having and his hard work stamina helped Mithun Chakraborty to win by defeating all kinds of the negative force.
So this week the tall, dark and the handsome man of the tinsel town Mithun Chakraborty who is only ageing backwards turned a year old, 67, we revisit the past to bring a collection of some of his iconic films which is the must watched films of the actor!
1). Mrigayaa (1976):
Mithun Chakrobarty’s emerged to the stardom with the Mrinal Sen’s critically acclaimed film Mrigayaa. In this movie, Mithun essayed the role of Ghinua, a tribal archerer. The film was based on a short story by Oriya writer Bhagbati Charan Panigrahi and story was set in the colonial period of India in the 1930s.
Mithun’s realistic acting in the film brought him the much deserved National Award for Best Actor and the film too won the National Award for Best Film. With the actor got into the skin of the character of the film Mrigayaa with his acting caliber, no wonder why Mithun Chakrobarty won the national award for his first film.
2). Agneepath (1990):
Mithun Chakrobarty as a South Indian Krishnan Iyer MA stole the show despite he shared screen space with the none other than the superstar of the era Amitabh Bachchan in the cult-classic. His performance in the crime drama earned him the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor.
3). Tahader Katha (1992):
Mithun Chakrobarty is literally much more than just being the hero of the film “Disco Dancer” but modern generation might only knows him for being an ace dancer. He also won his second National Award for the intense role of an Indian freedom fighter in the film Tahader Katha and in the role he was released from prison after 11 years for killing a British officer as per story of the film, Tahader Katha.
Anyone who claims to be a die-hard fan of the actor must watch this Bengali language film. In this film the actor delivered more than real acting.
4). Disco Dancer (1982):
Mithun’s character in the film, ‘Jimmy’ made him overnight star and also indeed fetched him a massive commercial success. The movie became a blockbuster in India also in abroad too. It also gave Mithun his two most loved names of the Bollywood, Jimmy and Disco Dancer.
5). Ghulami (1985):
Ghulami is a 1985 Hindi-language Indian feature film directed by J.P. Dutta. The film has an ensemble cast comprising Dharmendra, Mazhar Khan, Reena Roy, Smita Patil, Anita Raj, Naseeruddin Shah despite Mithun Chakrobarty make his presence felt in this action drama.
6). Jaag Utha Insan
Jaag Utha Insan is a 1984 Hindi film, directed by K Vishwanath, and in this film, Mithun Chakraborty just nailed in the role of a Dalit youth. The film was based on the Hindu caste system and Mithun’s role as a Harijan brought him huge accolades.
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