Madhubala's 85th birth anniversary: Revisiting some of the screen legend's memorable films

FP Staff

Feb,14 2018 16:42 41 IST

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The 1949 film, Mahal is indeed one of the milestone films of Indian cinema. The song 'Aayega Aanewala' gave Indian cinema two of its brightest jewels in the form of Madhubala, as leading lady and Lata Mangeshkar as playback singer. YouTube screengrab.

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Madhubala was seen opposite Guru Dutt in the film Mr. & Mrs. '55 that released in 1955. The famous song 'Jaana Kaha Mera Jigar Gaya Ji' is also from the same film. Facebook and YouTube screengrab.

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In the 1958 romcom Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi, she was seen with her future husband Kishore Kumar. The film boasts of some rib-tickling humour and foot-tapping numbers composed by SD Burman. Facebook

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Who wouldn't remember the iconic song 'Aaiye Meherbaan' from the 1958 film Howrah Bridge? Asha Bhosle's enigmatic voice and Madhubala's radiance made it a musical milestone and is cherished even today with as much of fervour as then. Facebook

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Director K Asif's magnum opus Mughal-e-Azam — released in 1960 — is often regarded as Indian cinema at its best. Be it the actors, the songs, the sets or the whole film, it has attained a legendary status. Madhubala as Anarkali will probably be etched forever in the hearts and minds of Hindi cinegoers. Facebook