Dilip Kumar Birthday: Today is the birth anniversary of Dilip Kumar. He may not be among us, but the memories of him will always remain in the hearts and minds of the present and future generations through his films. He is called the ‘Tragedy King’ of Bollywood. His films gave a new direction to Indian cinema. On the 101st birth anniversary of Dilip Kumar, we will talk about his very memorable and blockbuster film.
Dilip Kumar is an evergreen Bollywood actor. It is believed that the film in which he participated was a hit. In such a situation, if he is directing and acting in the same film, there should be a discussion. He directed the film ‘Ganga Jamuna’ released in 1961 and also played the lead role in it.
Nitin Boss also supported Dilip Kumar in the direction of ‘Ganga Jamuna’. Vyjayanti Mala is playing the lead role opposite Dilip Kumar in the film. Apart from this, Helen, Aruna Irani, and Nasir Khan are also in important roles. The story of the film is the story of mutual conflict between two real brothers, Gangaram and Jamuna.
This is Dilip Kumar’s first film as a director. He revealed this himself after an interview. Earlier, credit was given to Nitin Boss in the name of the director of the film. He put all his energy into making a film based on the story of two brothers. But he was shocked when the censor board refused to release ‘Ganga Jamuna’.
According to the report, the Censor Board has demanded 250 cuts in ‘Ganga Jamuna’. These cuts are made because of obscenity. The CBFC also refused to grant the certificate. Upset with the CBFC, Dilip Kumar expressed his views before Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, who was the Prime Minister of the country at the time. The PM immediately resolved the matter and released the film.
There was a lot of hype before the release of ‘Ganga Jamuna’, so Dilip Kumar was in doubt about whether people would go to watch the film or not. But as soon as it was released, people started running to the cinema. It became a blockbuster film in the year 1961.
‘Ganga Jamuna’ won awards in several categories, including Best Actress and Best Dialogue. According to Box Office India, the film earned Rs 7 crore in India during that period, while it earned Rs 4.27 crore in foreign countries. Talking about the worldwide collection, it collected a total of Rs 11.27 crore.