There are some legends without whom, the Indian Cinema Industry is just incomplete. And Raaj Kumar is one of those unforgettable legends. So let’s recall the legend by talking about Raaj Kumar Top 10 Movies, which were the notable works of him.
Neel Kamal (1968) | Raaj Kumar Top 10 Movies
I am starting with one of Raaj Kumar’s most successful films, which is Neel Kamal. Neel Kamal marked as the third highest-grossing film of 1968. With his outstanding performance. He made this movie remarkable.
Neel Kamal story
Ram Maheswari directed this film. It is an romantic-thriller. The movie revolves around a girl, Sita was recalling her previous life. In her past life, she was princess Neel Kamal.
Sita/Neel Kamal role was played by Waheeda Rehman. And Raaj Kumar played the role of princess Neel Kamal’s lover. Besides them, Manoj Kumar also played an important role in the film.
Lal Patthar (1971)
Sushil Majumder directed, ‘Lal Patthar’ is a Hindi drama starrer Raaj Kumar, Hema Malini, and Raakhee. This film is the remake of the Bengali film, ‘Lal Pathar’ which was also directed by Suushil Majumder.
Lal Patthar story | Raaj Kumar Top 10 Movies
This film center around a man (Raaj Kumar) who falls in love with a courtesan (Hema Malini) and he brings her home but refuses to marry her.
We all know that Raaj Kumar is much famous for carrying his tough-guy attitude throughout his entire long career. And fortunately, it was the needed element for this character in this film. So, you can just assume how perfectly he played this role on-screen!
This film was just a blast! Why!?
Two most famous Kumars, Raaj Kumar and Dilip Kumar shared the screen after 32 years. And If two iconic Bollywood superstars share the screen after such long, then you can imagine the excitement for both of them among their fans.
In this movie, they played roles of Veeru (Dilip Ji) and Rajeshwar (Raaj Ji) opposite to each other.
Besides them, Mukesh Khanna and Manisha Koirala also played the key roles in the film. Director Subhash Ghai created this on-screen miracle for the second time (as the actors came together on-screen after ‘Paigham’).
This is the film where our 80’s stylish star, Raaj Kumar portrayed a professor’s character. That is an all-time memorable professor of Bollywood.
Some other talented actors helped him to make this film more remarkable such as Asha Parekh, Danny Denzongpa, Kim, Raj Kiran, and so on.
Moreover, the versatile actor Danny Denzongpa played a dual role in the film.
Mother India (1957) | Raaj Kumar Top 10 Movies
Mehboob Khan directed this film and is recognized as one of the best Indian classic movies of all time. A squad of various brilliant actors made this film an evergreen piece of work.
Our gorgeous lady of Bollywood, Nargis excellently played the character of Radha, an Indian mother with two children. And Raaj Kumar Ji played the role of Radha’s husband.
Irrespective of the fact that Raaj Kumar didn’t have much time to lighten up the screen with his acting skill, he did something unforgettable work.
On the other hand, Rajendra Kumar and Sunil Dutt’s performances as Radha’s two sons were just astounding. Undoubtedly, ‘Mother India’ is one of the most notable works in the career of every lead actor in the film.
This film was the first-ever Indian film to be nominated for Academy Award’ or ‘Oscars.
This film is a romantic drama, directed by Kamal Amrohi. Raaj Kumar, Meena Kumari, and Ashok Kumar were casted in this film.
This amazing film is another famous classic movie by Raaj Kumar and Meena Kumari. ‘Pakeezah’ is the last ever film of talented actress Meena Kumari as she died just one month after the film was released.
Meena Kumari and Raaj Kumar performed so well in this film as the characters of a prostitute and her lover respectively.
Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai (1960)
Kishore Sahu directed, this one was also a love story film. The cast of the film was Raaj Kumar, Meena Kumari, and Nadira.
The story was about a surgeon (Raaj Kumar) who was forced to marry a girl (Nadira). Whereas he loves a nurse (Meena Kumari) who works in his hospital.
Perhaps, you didn’t know about this film. But if I tell you a song from this film, you just have no option except recognise it.
The famous award-winning as well as heart whelming song is ‘Ajeeb dastan Hai Yeh’. Yeah, I know. You’ve already recognised the song and not only recognise, but also love it.
This is one of the most fascinating melodies from the Golden era of the Indian Cinema Industry.
S.S. Vasan presented ‘Gharana’ was a family drama with a romantic feel. Although this film was a remake, the cast of the film tried as much as possible to give their touch to their characters.
Raaj Kumar, Rajendra Kumar, Asha Parekh, and Devika were the artists who gave the Bollywood touch in this remake. Moreover, it is also mentionable that Rajendra Kumar and Asha Parekh’s pair were the lovebirds in the film.
Dil Ek Mandir (1963)
This film is an amazing love triangle as well as a complicated love story of 60s Bollywood. Director C.V. Sridhar showed the love complications between the three characters.
Dil Ek Mandir story
The characters are connected like this; where a terminally ill gentleman, Ram (Raaj Kumar) is admitted to the hospital of Dr. Dharmesh (Rajendra Kumar); but unfortunately Ram’s wife, Sita is non-other than the past love of Dr. Dharmesh.
There are two options in the hands of Dr. Dharmesh; one is to fulfill his duty and save Ram’s life, and another is not to save Ram to get Sita back in his life.
This dilemma of Dr. Dharmesh about choosing between his duty and love was the main factor in the whole film. And this is the reason, why the audience loved this complicated love triangle.
Tirangaa (1993) | Raaj Kumar Top 10 Movies
Before starting to talk about this movie, I have a question for you. Do you know what was the early profession of our tough guy, Raaj Kumar Ji?
Perhaps, you don’t know. Okay, let me open up this fact for you.
In reality, Raaj Kumar Ji was a sub-inspector under Bombay Police before his career in the cinema industry. And this was the ultimate reason for his tough and macho personality which makes anyone impressed.
That’s why he was the perfect choice for the character of a brigadier in this film. He did so much justice to this character as he gave a real feel to it.
Moreover, Nana Patekar also played the role of a police inspector in the film which was also appreciable. Undoubtedly, this film performed so well at the box office.
The value of our Bollywood or you can say our Indian Cinema Industry decreases without some legends like Raaj Kumar. They are the pride of the Indian Cinema Industry.
The overwhelming love showered by the fans for their role model, Raaj Kumar makes him immortal as well as his works so much remarkable.
You can show your love and respect for our 80’s charming Raaj, in the comment section below by telling about your favourite movie of Raaj Kumar.