Who doesn’t know Jagdeep, the great actor who made the character of Soorma Bhopali a beautiful memory in our minds. An Indian actor who is mostly known for his comedic roles, Jagdeep has done more than 400 films in his career. He is the father of Javed Jaffrey. His top 10 movies are-
- SHOLAY (1975)
You just have to name SoormaBhopali and a big smile is on the face of the listener. That scene and that character are so memorable and hilarious that it is considered one of the best scenes in Bollywood. Jagdeep in the role of SoormaBhopali gave his most famous performance to date.
- PURANA MANDIR (1984)
Produced and directed by Ramsay brothers, the film tells the story of a 200-year-old curse on a dynasty of the royal family. The curse is put by a devil-worshipper Samri that lived 200 years ago. That time the king cuts the head of Samri and put his head and body separately. Samri curses the dynasty that every woman in the line of the king will die at childbirth. Now 200 years later, Suman and her love interest Sanjay must overcome this curse. Jagdeep played the role of dacoit Machhar Singh and is still remembered for its comedy.
- ANDAZ APNA APNA (1994)
A cult classic movie, it showed Jagdeep in the role of Bankelal Bhopali who is Prem’s (Salman Khan) dad. Known for are comedy the film was a box office flop at starting but later turned out to be the cult classic. There is a huge fan following among Indian youth for this film.
- BARKHA (1960)
A remake of Tamil film Thai PiranthalVazhiPirakkum (1958), Barkha starred Jagdeep in the lead role. Jagdeep played the role of leading man Ajit who goes to jail due to Zamindar Haridas. The story follows how Ajit is able to take revenge on Zamindar. It is one of the earliest movies where Jagdeep played the leading role.
- BRAHMACHARI (1968)
Brahmachari starred Shammi Kapoor in the titular role and tells the story where Brahmachari, himself an orphan takes care of orphan children. One day he saves a woman from suicide because her love interest doesn’t want to marry her. Brahmachari takes on the task of getting this done on the condition of payment and in the process falls in love with her. Jagdeep played the role of Murli Manohar and this role established him as a comedian in Bollywood films.
- SHAHENSHAH (1988)
Jagdeep played the role of Tarachand Baadlani in this blockbuster and cult classic movie starring Amitabh Bachchan in the titular role of Shahenshah/ Inspector Vijay Srivastav. Inspector Vijay is a corrupt police officer in the day and a vigilante in the night who works to eradicate the scum of society.
- CHINA GATE (1998)
China Gate starred biggies like Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, AmrishPuri, Kulbhushan Kharbanda and many more. Along with them, Jagdeep starred as Subedar Ramaiyah. Although a comic role there were serious moments in the film including his character. The film was a hit at the box office.
- SAAS BHI KABHI BAHU THI (1970)
Jagdeep played the role of Kanhaiya, son of Bhagmati and brother of Sadhana. Kanhaiya is submissive to his mother and doesn’t get intimate with his wife on his mother’s order. The film was a commercial success.
- QURBANI (1980)
Feroz Khan starrer Qurbani starred Jagdeep in the comic role of Mohammad Ali and gave him enough space to showcase his comic abilities.
- BIDAAI (1974)
Bidaai starred Satyen Kappu and Jeetendra along with Jagdeep. Jagdeep in the role of Murli gave a memorable performance as Gauri’s lover who dies with her.