Sher Khan of Indian Cinema Pran is no more
The article is on Pran who died on 12 July 2013 in Mumbai, India. I am listing some of his movies which I have watched recently.
- Pran sahab is no more
- Here are some of his most memorable movies
- Upkar (1967)
- Don (1978)
- Amar Akbar Anthony (1977)
- Sharaabi (1984)
- Zanjeer (1973)
Pran sahab is no more
It was sad demise of Pran Sahab. Pran – (full name Pran Krishan Sikand) was 93 years old he breathed last on 12 July 2013 after prolong illness in Lilavati Hospital.
Pran was one most feared reel life villain. He wanted to become professional photographer, but landed doing a movie in 1945 in Lahore, Pakistan. After Indian independence, he moved to Mumbai to peruse his career in movies. Though he was portrait as dreaded villain, in real life, he was kind and light hearted person. The entire Bollywood fraternity express their sadness on tweeter after hearing the news his passing away.
In career spanning 6-decade, he has acted in over 400 films. As main villain, he acted against almost all top actors of the time from Raj Kapoor to Dilip Kumar to Dev Anand. He was recently awarded Dadasaheb Phalke Award for life time achievement in Indian films. He was highest paid character actor of him time. In “Don” (1978), he was paid higher than Amitabh Bachchan who had a double role in the movie.
Here are some of his most memorable movies
Here are some of his most memorable movies:
Amar Akbar Anthony (1977)
Manoj Kumar gave Pran his first positive character role in Upkar. The role of “Malang Chacha” in the movie brought Pran his first Film Fare Award.
Amitabh Bachchan and Zeenat Aman was cult movie in which Pran played an important role Jasjit (JJ). Amitabh Bachchan played double role in this movie. One is that of Don who died before the first half of the movie. In the second half, his look alike, moves into Don's place.
Amar Akbar Anthony (1977)
Another super hit movie, biggest hit of 1977 in which three children gets separated and brought up by different foster fathers. They grow up as Amar, Akbar and Anthony. They reunite in the end of the movie. Pran is plays the father to Amar, Akbar, Anthony.
Another memorable performance by Pran as father of Amitabh Bachchan who played the role of a sharaabi. The movie is about father-son conflict.
Pran recommended Amitabh’s name to producer Prakash Mehra to play the main lead in the movie Zanjeer. In a way this was the movie which made Amitabh what he is today – the greatest act in Indian cinema. Pran was superb in the role of Sher Khan.