Pran Krishan Sikhand, better known as Pran passed away yesterday on July 12th. Pran acted in almost 400 movies from 1940-2007 and recieved a number of awards including the prestigious ‘Padma Bhusan’ and the Dada Saheb Phalke Award in 2013 for his contribution towards Indian film industry. The Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award in 1967, 1969 and 1972 and the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997 are the other awards won by him. The top five movies of Pran according to me are Madhumati, Vishwanath, Amar Akbar Anthony, Don and Zanjeer. Let’s go through these videos of his top movies and re-live the memories of this great actor!
Madhumati is a 1958 thriller directed by Bimal Roy. Dilip Kumar and Vyjayantimala are the lead roles in the movie along with Pran and Johnny Walker. It was one of the movies of that time to deal with reincarnation and enchanting noir.
Vishwanath is a 1978 movie in which Shatrughan Sinha and Reena Roy play the lead roles. Pran plays the role of a witness. Watch his comic role as ‘Golu Gawah’ from the movie Vishwanath.
Amar Akbar Anthony
Amar Akbar Anthony is a 1977 movie. This movie is pretty famous. It won several Filmfare awards. Pran plays the role of Amar Akbar and Anthony’s father, Kishanlal. This is a dramatic scene of the movie where Kishanlal discovers that Vinod Khanna (Amar) is his son and as usual the drama continues.
Don is a 1978 superhit movie with Amitabh playing the lead role. Pran plays the role of Jasjit, a limp whose goal is to take revenge from D’Silva and to find out his children Deepu and Muni. This is a scene from the movie in which Pran blackmails Narang and Vardhan for the diary.
Zanjeer is a 1973 movie based on the country’s scenario of that age. This movie started a new era of Hindi cinema and the tiltle “Angry Young Man” was given to Amitabh Bachchan. Sher Khan (Pathan) (Pran), who is running gambling dens. Pran plays the role of Sher Khan, a Pathan basically who runs gambling dens in the movie. This is a fight scene between Pran and Amitabh from the movie.