Published on November 24th, 2015 | by admin
15 Hits of Mithun Chakraborty ‘Jimmy’
If we talk about 80s, then it cannot be complete without talking about the King of 80s – Mithun Chakraborty.
He began his career as a junior actor and went on to establish himself as one of the top lead actors in Bollywood. He is particularly recognized as one of the best “dancing-heroes” in Bollywood with his unique “Disco and Desi” fusion-style dancing that is immensely popular among the masses. Along with legendary actor Raj Kapoor, Chakraborty is hugely popular in Russia for his role as dancer Jimmy in the 1982 Bollywood super-hit film Disco Dancer.
Chakraborty rose to stardom with the low budget Ravikant Nagaich directed spy film Surakshaa, released in 1979. The film was so successful, that many movies starring Chakraborty in the lead role were launched. Chakraborty was one of the biggest Bollywood superstars who ruled 1980s, with the brand of impossible heroics and made-for-the-front-row lines as he starred in over 110 releases in this decade. In 1982, Disco Dancer became a blockbuster transforming Chakraborty into a star of the masses and his popularity extended across India to Russia. From musicals he moved towards romantic and family dramas during the 1980s, such as Ghar Ek Mandir, Pyaar Jhukta Nahin, Swarag Se Sunder and Pyaar Ka Mandir. These films remain his most commercially successful films to date.
He was also widely recognized as an action hero in films like Waqt Ki Awaz, Guru, Jeete Hain Shaan Se, Mujrim . As Chakraborty always had higher number of releases, sometimes it affected the business of his own films as happened in 1989, where he had a record 19 films.
We bring you the Top 15 films of Mithun of 1980s !
Disco Dancer (1982)
Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki (1984)
Ghar Ek Mandir (1984)
Pyar Jhukta Nahin (1985)
Swarag Se Sunder (1986)
Dance Dance (1987)
Pyar Ka Mandir (1988)
Jeete Hain Shaan Se (1988)
Waqt Ki Awaz (1988)
Paap Ki Kamaee (1990)