Dulhe Raja, Hum, Coolie No 1: A look at late actor Kader Khan's most iconic performances
After battling a prolonged illness, veteran actor and comedian, Kader Khan passed away in Canada. Khan was one of the most prominent presences during the late '80s and '90s in Bollywood, having done a plethora of comedy performances which remain unforgettable till date. Here are some of his most memorable works
This 1991 film, led by Amitabh Bachchan remained in the memories of audiences for the longest time, especially for its song 'Jhumma'. But Kader Khan's role in the film was also worthy of mention. The Mukul Anand film depicted Khan in a double role, almost pitted against the other. While one was a staunch disciplinarian of the Army, the other was theatre artiste with an idiosyncratic itch that gave rise to hilarious scenarios.
Kader Khan and actor Govinda's on-screen chemistry have been responsible for producing the most rib-tickling narratives of '90s Bollywood. Dulhe Raja was one such narrative film where Khan played the cantankerous and proud owner of a luxury hotel, whose business was being threatened by Raja's (Govinda) measly dhaaba with its delicious food.
Coolie No 1
In another entertaining exchange, Khan and Govinda faced each other in this 1995 film. Kader played the ambitious yet protective father to Karisma Kapoor. He was hell bent on marrying his daughter off to the richest man around while Govinda entered the narrative to jeopardise all his plans when Kapoor fell in love with Govinda.
The 1996 film depicted the worth that money must play (or not) in people's lives. Khan's particular performance while he persuades a cobbler that greed will always be a higher price to pay as compared to a small amount of money, was worth remembering.
Baap Numbri Beta Dus Nambri
Kader Khan and Shakti Kapoor essayed the role of a father-son duo who were essentially con men. Duping innocent people in the most novel ways, the Khan-Kapoor combination drew big laughs.
Updated Date: Jan 01, 2019 13:22:42 IST
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