The charming and adorable hero of yesteryear of bollywood Rajender Kumar had some gigantic wand in his acting with some innumerable passionate acting and some invisibly tolerant attitude and simplicity proves the metal of this great actor. With the songs sang by the great Rafi and to the tunes and acting stage of Rajender Kumar with the msuic tones of Shankar Jay Krishnan paves the way for some of the wonderful melodist achievements which can never be forgotten.
Initially in the bollywood he was an extra but talent canniot be hidden and then he get some good movies. He had many successful box office hits including Dhool Ka Phool (1959), Mere Mehboob (1963), Sangam (1964), Arzoo (1965), Suraj (1966) and Ganwaar (1970) Almost most of his films he acted becomes the smashing hits and thus he became the darling of the producers. His charming attendance in front of the silver screen ,his humblity and some innocent peek get composite to a great mix of acting which cen never be forgotten.
Rafi had the speciality of imitating the hero for whom he had provided the playback. In case of Rajender Kumar,Rafi had sung in a husky voice in the song “pehle mile the sapno me aur aaj saamne paya” in the film Zindagi composed by Shankar Jaikishan. It appeared to listeners that Rajender Kumar is singing. In the 60s, other than Shammi Kapoor and Jeetender, most of the actors did not learn choreographic skills. In fact dance-based films depended heavily on the shoulders of the actresses like Vaiyantimala, Wahida Rehman, Asha Parekh, etc. But the actors tried to make the alaap taken by classical singers like Rafi, Manna Dey look natural by pouring expressions on the songs.
It beats me why a great actor like rajendra kumar isn’t highlighted in the media. His contribution to hindi cinema is astounding, but instead of hearing about him – we hear lesser stars of today who have nothing else to do but jump and down like clowns and they then told they’re great stars. No folks, great stars is rajendra kumar, who is my favourite and no other actor from his era even has moved me – yes that includes dilip kumar – with his emoting, his sincerity, his natural charm and style. Just watching him and his films is treat – like a birthday present. I love Arzoo, Ganwaar, pyar ki sagar, suraj, harmrahi, ayee milan ki bela, zindagi etc. I love them all.
If the lack of awards for Rajender Kumar had been one form of injustice, the bigger disappointment lies the non-recognition of the sophisticated actor. Someway or the other the efforts of this hero has been forgotten ,he has success ration of above 95 percentage which is only close near to the great Dilip Kumar. It is absouoltely right as and whwen we think or talk about the hindi cinema we should be talking about Rajender Kumar and Dilip Kumar as without them there could be a vaccum in the history of bollywood cinema. The sublime performance of Rajender Kumar in BR Chopra’s film Kanoon had shown his class of acting. There were no songs in the film and the entire film was almost shot in court room. At the end of the film death sentence was criticised by Ashok Kumar. Rajender Kumar balanced the impressive performance of Rajender Kumar in the film.
Though there are critics who say Rajender Kumar does not have dancing abilities but if you glance at his gestures while songs he will always be involved with the superior dancing acting which cannot be overlooked and the way he expresses while dancing with the heroine something to be remembered, the clear and the upstart acting can be something to be long cherished and longed upon. The real Pride of Indian cinema’s Rajender Kumar . He was really a great actor of Indian cinema. He is the king of emotions . He won the hearts of Million of people. He may have gone 10 years ago but still lives in our hearts. He was such a private person that no one knows him in detail about his personal life. . The songs, the story, the Indian culture portrayed, his acting, looks will make tears flow through your eyes. If I were to be god I would gift this great actor his life and youth.
He was a great human being and his charities and social work was exceptional & will be remembered always. Mohammed Rafi’s voice suited him the most and become very popular. Rajendra Kumar died on July 29, 1999 of cancer only nine days after his 70th birthday and the birthday of his son’s brother-in-law Sanjay Dutt. He was known to never have taken medicines in his entire life.