Only Superstars like Rajesh Khanna can give 15 back to back solo superhits within 2 years. He is, probably, the first Superstar in the film industry. His fan following was so huge that the female fans were crazy for his appearance. Picking only 10 best films of this legendary superstar was very tough job. But we have still listed these must-watch superhits by Rajesh Khanna.
Now this movie is appreciated by both fans and critics for a good reason. The cult movie features both legends – Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan. Anand (Rajesh Khanna) is a cancer patient who is on the last stage. This is the movie which has a tragic and sad end. Released in 1971, the film became a mega hit.
Released in 1972 and directed by Shakti Samanta, the film was based on “Nishipadma” novel. Sharmila Tagore played opposite Rajesh Khanna as his love interest. The superhit song “Chingari Koi Bhadke” from this film is truly unforgettable. The song was sung by legendary singer Kishore Kumar and composed by Anand Bakshi.
Directed by Yash Chopra, Ittefaq was a 1969 thriller based on Dilip Roy (Rajesh Khanna) who is accused of killing his wife. The suspense thriller will keep you stick to the seat till the end. Rajesh Khanna has done something beyond his comfort zone in this action film.
Featuring Rajesh Khanna and Asha Parekh, Kati Patang was a blockbuster with several memorable songs. He became a Romantic hero of his time with this movie. The mesmerizing songs like “Pyaar Deewana Hota Hai”, “Ye Shaam Mastani” and “Ye Jo Mohabbat Hai” were all from Kati Patang.
Rajesh Khanna broke the mould again. This time, he played an old man with Shabana Azmi. The old couple deals with the negligence of their sons. The emotional drama won huge critical acclaim for the epic performances of all characters. He teaches the older generation not to depend upon children to care for you.
This biggest hit made Rajesh Khanna a favorite star also among kids. The film depicts an irresistible bonding between an orphan child and wild animals. The film was a full-family entertainer thanks to the charm of Rajesh Khanna. If you are an animal lover, you should add this movie to your wish list.
Here, Rajesh Khanna is seen in dual role of a son and a father. The film had so huge impact on his role that female fans started writing love letters to him with blood, kiss his car and marry his photograph.
It is yet another far cry from his typical debonair and romantic roles. He plays the role of a cook in this Hrishikesh Mukherjee film. As Raghu, Rajesh Khanna enters the joint family with all different problems and squabbles. It is about how a Cook enters the middle class house and solves all the troubles and becomes a favorite member of all family members. The film also stars AK Hangal and Jaya Bhaduri as supporting casts.
Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore made a great pair in this 1970 cult film. It has controlled yet sensitive performance of main leads who won huge critical acclaim. He plays Avinash who is a cancer patient and a medical student.
This 1974 blockbuster features Rajesh Khanna and Mumtaz. He plays “Kamal Bhatnagar” who is a jealous husband. His performance makes this film a must watch. It has a lot of beautiful hit songs and his signature steps in foot-tapping dance song “Jai Jai Shiv Shankar”.