Extraordinary Artist with a Common Man Image – Amol Palekar
His role in Gol Maal is iconic and has gained name in as an actor and director in Indian cinema. Amol Palekar is an actor who is credited for his depiction of sheer common and ordinary man on screen. His image of the boy next door brought in a fresh wave in Hindi cinema.
Amol Palekar was born on 24th November 1944 in Mumbai. His career in movies started with acting in Marathi movie Shantata! Court Chalu Ahe directed by Satyadev Dubey. His step towards Bollywood came with Basu Chatterjee’s Rajnigandha and Chhoti Si Baat. Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Gol Maal won the actor his Filmfare award for best actor category. Naram Garam, Chitchor, Gharonda, Baaton Baaton Mein are some of his other notable movies in Bollywood.
Amol Palekar is a famous name as a theatre artist as well. Began with exploring his interest in Marathi plays with Satyadev Dubey and went on to form his own group Aniket in the year 1972.
Amol Palekar’s acting expertise is not only famous among Bollywood viewers but he is an actor who has worked in other regional languages films like Bengali, Marathi, Kannada and Malyalam. His skills do not limit with acting, but his direction has also been critically acclaimed. Thodasa Roomani Ho Jaye and Paheli are notable movies of Palekar as director. The former is included into the management courses for the study of human behaviour and the later received entry for Best Foreign Film in 2006 Oscars. In fact he gave up acting in the year 1986 to concentrate on film making.
A versatile personality, Amol Palekar is a true artist in all senses. On the occasion of his birthday, we wishe the actor/director all good health and lots of success to enjoy in his upcoming years.
Lets us listen to some of the melodic number of the actor
A classic number from the movie Gol Maal
‘Gori Tera Gaon Bada Pyara’ from the movie Chitchor
Yet another track from the movie Chitchor
Janeman Janeman from the movie Chhoti Si Baat
The philosophic song from the movie Baton Baton Mein
Cannot complete the list without this song, again from Baton Baton Mein