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The emphatic inebriation portrayed by the tragedy king not only made the despondency of "Shankar" convincing for his audience, but also won the actor his first ever Filmfare award. This story of a poor toy-seller who departs to city and returns with heaps of money, only to find the love of his life being betrothed to someone else, goes through several ups and downs before reaching its "... happily ever after."

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.