Vaijayantimala was one of the greatest stars of 1950s, 1960s.

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The article speaks about the stardom of Vaijayantimala the greatest dancer who had graced bollywood films in the 1950s and 1960s.

Vaijayantimala was the greatest star of 1950s and 1960s.

The viewers of Bollywood films wish happy birthday to veteran dancing queen Vaijayantimala on 13th August, 2013. She had been the queen of Bollywood in the 1950s and 1960s.

There was not a single star in the Bollywood film industry who did not act opposite star Vaijayantimala. Raj Kapoor’s all time hit film Sangam had Vaijayantimala in lead role. Dilip Kumar’s superhit films Madhumati, Naya Daur, Ganga Jumna had Vaijayantimala in lead roles.

She acted opposite all the leading stars of bollywood.

Pradeep Kumar’s Nagin had Vaijayantimala in lead role. Jubilee Kumar Rajender Kumar’s super hit films Aas Ka Panchi, Suraj, Zindagi had Vaijayantimala in lead roles.

She received filmfare awards one after the other in films like Devdas, Madhumati, Sangam, to name a few and topped the charts of Bollywood films in the 1950s and 1960s.

Her skills of classical dancing brought revolution in Bollywood films.

Happy birthday to her.

The viewers of bollywood films wish happy birthday to dancing queen Vaijayantimala on 13th August, 2013. She had ruled bollywood films during the 50s and 60s, during an age when muslim actresses like Nargis, Madhubala, Meena Kumari rocked silver screen. She was the first South Indian actress to create a sensation in bollywood films and paved the way for other South Indian actresses to follow like Hema Malini, Sri Devi, Jaya Prada, Meenakshi Sheshadri, and others.

Online chemistry with Dilip Kumar.

Her online chemistry with Tragedy King Dilip Kumar created history in bollywood. Most of their films including Devdas, Naya Daur, Madhumati, Paigham, Ganga Jumna, Leader, Sunghursh ended up being blockbusters. Besides dancing, she was sublime in the role of a tawaif in Bimal Roy’s film Devdas, in the role of village girl in Bimal Roy’s Madhumati.

Innocence in Madhumati.

Probably Madhumati, released in 1958, marks the best performance of Vaijayantimala in her entire career. Her innocence reflected in her acting and she made the audience spellbound with the lips given in songs composed by Salil Choudhury including “aa ja re pardesi”, “ghari ghari mera dil dharke”, “daiya re daiya re”, etc. She received the filmfare award for the best actress for the brilliant performance in the film.

Sangam was her best film.

Sangam still remains one of the most landmark films based on triangular love story shot at exotic locations in London, Paris, and other European countries. Shankar Jaikishan was matchless in Sangam. The acting performance of Vaijayantimala was excellent and she received the filmfare award for the best actress once again. The last scene where Vaijayatimala questioned both Raj Kapoor and Rajender Kumar about deciding about her life, had become a trend-setter. She justified the fact that she had affair with Rajender Kumar, but from the time she married Raj Kapoor, she fulfilled all the responsibilities of a hindu wife. She had been followed by numerous actresses of the following period in similar roles.

One article is too small.

One article is too small to highlight the great works of Vaijayantimala who dominated bollywood films in the 1950s and 1960s. The list of her hit films include Nagin opposite Pradeep Kumar, Suraj opposite Rajender Kumar, Amrapali opposite Sunil Dutt, Prince opposite Shammi Kapoor, Choti Si Mulakat opposite Uttam Kumar, Jewel Thief opposite Dev Anand, Pyar Hi Pyar opposite Dharmender, to name a few. Adequate publicity is required for her great films.


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author avatar Souvik
13th Aug 2013 (#)

Vaijayantimala still remains a living legend.

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author avatar M G Singh
18th Aug 2013 (#)

Vijayanti Mala was a great star. Though I could never appreciate her breaking the house of Dr Bali.Nice post.

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author avatar Souvik
18th Aug 2013 (#)

Dear Madanji,
Thanks a lot for the beautiful comments.

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