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Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s ultimate work of love and despair has seen many adaptations, but it is only Dilip Kumar who could stir up the vision of Chattapadyay on screen like no other actor before or after him. The audience of today may swoon over the Devdas essayed by Shah Rukh Khan, but Dilip Kumar’s Devdas, without the color and jazz of Bhansali, and with a storm of  emotion evoked through his masterful acting chops, puts SRK’s rendition into its place.

Birthday Special: 10 of his movies to revisit, as the "Tragedy King" turns 97

It is borderline blasphemous to list out 10, when he has brought a myriad of iconic characters to life on screen, all, with equal dedication.

The mega of all the megastars to have graced Indian cinema, Dilip Kumar turns 97 today. We hear he isn’t keeping well these days. Wishing him an amazing birthday, and praying for his health and long-life, we dared to make a little list of some of his “must watch” movies.

If we have missed, do share your favorite movie of this emblematic artist in the comment section below.