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Dilip Kumar deviated from Raj Kapoor’s path, preceded Marlon Brando’s ‘technique’, writes Saira Banu


Actor Dilip Kumar’s widow, Saira Banu, has written a remembrance on the sidelines of the continued Worldwide Movie Pageant of India (IFFI) in Goa. The late actor was honoured alongside Christopher Plummer, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Surekha Sikri, Puneeth Rajkumar and others, for his contributions to cinema. He died earlier this 12 months, on the age of 98. 

In her particular article for The Occasions of India, she wrote about how the late actor carved his personal path within the ‘fickle’ movie trade, and helped set up a few of its most essential establishments, like Movie Metropolis. 

“Dilip Kumar’s best contribution is the change he caused in histrionics at a time when actors had been being applauded for his or her loud and theatrical appearing,” she wrote, including, “Whereas his pal and colleague Raj Kapoor was intently following the nice Charlie Chaplin and Dev Anand was trying as much as Gregory Peck, there was nobody to whom he might flip just because he was decided to be his personal trainer and mould himself in his personal manner. Little did he know then that he can be the icon to a few generations of actors within the nation.” 

She continued, “He has clearly said that he started his seek for a ‘technique’ in his personal interpretation of characters lengthy earlier than Marlon Brando got here up with technique appearing.” 

Dilip Kumar was instrumental within the creation of not simply Movie Metropolis, but additionally the Nehru Centre. He additionally devoted his time and vitality to the The Nationwide Affiliation of the Blind and ‘initiated the establishing of the Movie Trade Welfare Belief’. 

Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu married in 1966. For his contributions to movie, he was awarded with the Padma Bhushan in 1991 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2015, India’s third and second-highest civilian awards, respectively. He was additionally awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award—India’s highest accolade within the area of cinema–in 1994. 

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