Actor Mehmood whose full name was Mehmood Ali. He was the director, singer, actor, and Producer. Mehmood was born in 1932. His father Mumtaz Ali was stage dancer. He started acting in films at a very young age. Mehmood’s first film was Kismat which came in 1943. After that, he started doing small roles in films. He got his first success in 1959 when he got his first Filmfare nomination in a comic role for movie Choti Behan. Mehmood was the biggest star in the 1960s and early 1970s. He used to charge huge fees.
He becomes very famous for his comic roles. Mehmood was the biggest name in the comedy genre after Johnny Walker. He started producing films and giving breaks new talents. Mehmood launched RD Burman and Amitabh Bachchan. His movies like Padosan considered as a cult classic. He made a movie on Polio problem Kunwara Baap which was ahead of its time. Later due to bad health he stopped acting in films. His last film was Andaz Apna Apna. His son Lucky Ali is a famous singer and actor in Bollywood.
Movies which proves Mehmood brilliant acting
Padosan film came in 1968. Jyoti Swaroop directed the movie and produced Mehmood. Big stars like Sunil Dutt, Kishore Kumar, Saira Banu were in the lead roles. Mehmood has a supporting role in this film. He played South Indian singer which become very popular among the masses. His comic timing in the movie was terrific that it became a cult film.
Pyar Kiye Ja
This film came in 1966. C. V. Sridhar directed this film. Big stars like Shashi Kapoor, Kishore Kumar, Mehmood were in the lead roles. Comic timing between Mehmood and Om Prakash was so good that it became USP of the film. Mehmood got his first Filmfare award for this film.
Mehmood directed this film in 1974. The film revolves around the boy facing the problem of polio. He educated the entire country through this film. His acting so good that critics said it was his best role. Many famous actors have done a guest role in the film. His real son acted in the movie.