In Pictures: Some films that define the playback icon Kishore Kumar as an actor

Published on October 13, 2020 at 20.04

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Padosan (1968) - The musical comedy helmed by Jyoti Swaroop is counted among Bollywood's greatest comedies ever. Based on the Bengali film "Pasher Bari", it stars Kishore Kumar alongside Sunil Dutt, Saira Banu and Mehmood. The film is remembered for RD Burman compositions like "Mere samne wali khidki pe" and "Kehna hai" sung by Kishore Kumar, and "Ek chatur naar" by Kishore Kumar, Manna Dey and Mehmood.
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Half Ticket (1962) — Kishore Kumar starred alongside Madhubala in this Hindi classic directed by Kalidas. His act as an overgrown little boy seems hilarious even after all these years.
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Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958) — The comedy starred brothers Ashok Kumar, Anoop Kumar and Kishore Kumar with Madhubala playing the female lead and Satyen Bose directing. "Babu samjho ishare", "Ek ladki bheegi bhaagisi", "Hum the woh thi aur sama rangeen" and "Haal kaisa hai janaab ka" are popular Kishore Kumar numbers from th
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Jhumroo (1961) — Kishore Kumar and Madhubala starred in this musical romantic comedy film helmed by Shankar Mukherjee. "Main hoon jhumroo" and "Koi humdum na raha" in Kishore's voice remain evergreen numbers from the fil
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Bhai Bhai (1956) — The film cast real-life siblings Ashok Kumar and Kishore Kumar as brothers, and co-starred Nimmi. "Bhai-Bhai" was directed by MV Raman.
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