Decades after films such as Armaan and Doraha were released, the debonair Waheed Murad remains a treat to watch. An exceptional actor who had a screen presence that his leading ladies envied, Lollywood’s quintessential chocolate hero died 26 years ago today.
The early death of this educated and talented actor and producer was one of the major blows to an industry that now lies gasping for air. Murad was born on October 2, 1938, in Karachi and news of his death on November 23, 1983, left many eyes brimming with tears.
He starred in 123 feature films and earned 32 awards for his unmatchable performances.
Whether Murad was making a smooth entry in Armaan singing Ko Ko Korina or flirting with Shabnam as he followed her (rather stylishly in a red convertible) crooning Kuch Log Rooth Kar Bhi, songs were an essential part of his image. To pick from his repertoire of immortal melodies is a difficult task.
Here, Dawn.com lists its top 10 favourite Waheed Murad hits. Let us know which one is your favourite?
Ko Ko Korina from Armaan (1966)
Akele Na Jana from Armaan
Jab Pyar Main Do Dil Miltey Hain from Armaan
Kuch Loag Rooth Kar Bhi from Andaleeb (1969)
Haan Isi Mod Par from Doraha (1967)
Bhooli Hui Hoon Dastaan from Doraha
Mujhe Tum Nazar Se from Doraha
Tumhain Kaisay Batadoon from Doraha
Ae Abre Karam Aaj Itna Baras from Naseeb Apna Apna (1970)
Dil Ko Jalana Hum Ne Chor Diya from Mohabbat Zindagi Hai (1975)
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