Mehboob Khan’s death anniversary: Mehboob Khan, one of the greatest Indian filmmakers of all time. Yep, that’s how fraternity members and movie fans still remember it. This variety producer and director died on May 28, 1964 of a heart attack and this year marks the 57th anniversary of his death.
Mehboob Khan is best known for directing the blockbuster film Mother India in 1957. He has received two National Film Awards, as well as the Filmfare Award for Best Film and Best Director, for this remarkable creation. Furthermore, Mehboob Khan has produced many successful films while also establishing his own production company called Mehboob Productions and later a film studio called Mehboob Studios, which is still very popular in Bandra, in 1954.
On the anniversary of his death, let us revisit some of his best films:
- Ilan (1947)
This movie ranked sixth among the highest-grossing Hindi films of 1947. This movie is about Javed, who falls in love with Nazparvar, a woman who works as a teacher to his mother. Directed by Mehboob Khan, this movie stars Surendra, Mohammad Afzal Rizvi, Munwar Sultana, Leela Mishra.
- Anokhi Ada (1948)
This is a romantic drama directed by Mehboob Khan. The story was a romantic triangle where a shocked beautiful woman loses her memory in a train accident and suffers from amnesia. The film stars Nassim Basu, Surendra, and Prem Adeeb.
- Andaz (1949)
This is an Indian musical drama film consisting of a love triangle starring the legendary actors Dilip Kumar, Nargis and VH Desai. In the movie, Dilip (Dilip Kumar), she loves Nina (Nargis), but only sees him as a friend. Nina eventually married Rajan. When he learns that Dilip once loved Nina, he misinterprets the situation.
- Ann (1952)
This is another hit movie produced and directed by Mehboob Khan, starring Dilip Kumar, Nemi, Prem Nath, etc. It was the most expensive Indian film ever made at the time. The plot revolves around King Shamsher Singh, who takes the throne and immediately begins a reign of terror and oppression.
- Mother India (1957)
This is an epic movie directed by Mehboob Khan. This melodrama is about a brave woman who raises her son through many trials and tribulations while remaining true to her morals. This powerful Bollywood movie from that era featured Nargis, Sunil Dutt, and Rajendra Kumar.
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