Mehmood was among the rare league of actors who could make you smile and cry, both with an effortless ease. Born in 1932 in Mumbai, he acted in more than 300 films in a career spanning almost three decades. Here're some of his memorable films...Updated: Sep 28, 2009 18:59 IST
Sasuraal (1961)- It was produced by L. V. Prasad and directed by T. Prakash Rao. The film stars Rajendra Kumar, B. Saroja Devi, Mehmood and Lalita Pawar. The music is by Shankar Jaikishan. It is a remake of the Telugu film Illarikam.
Dil Tera Deewana (1962)- It stars Shammi Kapoor, Mala Sinha, Mehmood, Pran and Om Prakash. The music was composed by Shankar Jaikishan.
Zindagi (1964) - Directed by Ramanand Sagar, the film stars Rajendra Kumar, Vyjayanthimala, Raj Kumar, Prithviraj Kapoor, Mehmood, Jayant, Jeevan, Leela Chitnis and Helen. The film's music was composed by Shankar Jaikishan.
Gumnaam (1965) - directed by Raja Nawathe, starring Manoj Kumar, Nanda, Pran, Helen and Mehmood. The film was a major box office success.
Bhoot Bangla (1965) - Mehmood directed this thriller. He stars in the film with Tanuja and Rahul Dev Burman. This is the first film which saw the duo Kishore Kumar and Rahul Dev Burman working together. The story is a murder mystery which had many popular numbers like Aao Twist Karen and Jaago Sonewalon.Pyar Kiye Ja (1966) - Directed by C. V. Sridhar, the film stars Kishore Kumar, Shashi Kapoor, Mehmood, Om Prakash and Mumtaz. The film's music is composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal. The film is a remake of the Tamil comedy 'Kaadalikka Neramillai'. It was also remade into the Telugu film "Preminchi Choodu." Actress Rajashri starred in all three films.
Love in Tokyo (1966) - Script was by Sachin Bhowmick and produced and directed by Pramod Chakravorty. The film stars Joy Mukherjee, Asha Parekh, Pran, Mehmood, Lalita Pawar, Asit Sen and Madan Puri. Hasrat Jaipuri was the lyricist. It was successful at the box office.
Patthar ke Sanam (1967) - Produced by the Nadiadwala's the film is directed by Raja Nawathe. It stars Manoj Kumar, Waheeda Rehman, Mumtaz, Pran, Mehmood, Lalita Pawar and Aruna Irani.
Padosan (1968) - Directed by Jyoti Swaroop, and written by Rajendra Krishan. The music is by R.D. Burman. Mehmood as the South Indian musician and rival to Sunil Dutt is among the highlights of the film. This comedy was very well-received box office. It continues to have a dedicated following.
Aankhen (1968) - Produced and directed by Ramanand Sagar, the film stars Mala Sinha, Dharmendra, Mehmood, Lalita Pawar, Jeevan and Madan Puri. The music is by Ravi and the lyrics by Sahir Ludhianvi. It was one of the biggest hits of the year.
Bombay to Goa (1972) - An adventure-comedy starred Amitabh Bachchan, Shatrughan Sinha, Aruna Irani and Mehmood. It is a remake of the hit Tamil film Madras to Pondicherry. Bombay to Goa was remade in 2007 with an ensemble cast of comedians. It was titled Bombay to Goaa. But the original continues to be a top favourite.
Humjoli (1970) - Produced by Prasan Kapoor and directed by Ramanna, the film stars Jeetendra, Leena Chandavarkar, Pran, Mehmood, Mumtaz and Aruna Irani. The music is composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal .
Kunwaara Baap (1974) - Produced by Amarlal Chabria and directed by Mehmood, the film also stars Bharathi, Sanjeev Kumar and Mehmood. It relayed a serious message about polio. However, Mehmood earned the Filmfare nomination for Best Comic for some comedy scenes in the film. This was Rajesh Roshan's debut as film composer.
Ginny Aur Johnny (1976) - Produced by Amarlal Chabria and directed by Mehmood the film stars Mehmood, Amjad Khan, Helen, Rishi Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor, Vinod Mehra, Rakesh Roshan and Baby Ginny, who is Mehmood's own daughter. The film's music was by Rajesh Roshan.
Sabse Bada Rupaiya (1976) - Produced by Mehmood and directed by S. Ramanathan, the film stars Mehmood, Vinod Mehra, Moushumi Chatterjee, Farida Jalal, Asit Sen, Agha, Keshto Mukherjee and Jeevan.