5 movies featuring Mithun Chakraborty that are a must-watch for The Kashmir Files fans.
Last Updated: 03.59 PM, Mar 14, 2022
While he's disco danced his way into audiences' hearts, Mithun Chakraborty has so much more to offer as an actor. You'll know this to be true if you've seen his performance in the newly-released film The Kashmir Files. If you're looking for similar author-backed portrayals by Mithun Da, then these films are a must-watch.
Standing out in a movie starring Amitabh Bachchan? Now, that's a feat only Mithun Da could accomplish. In a film where Bachchan's Vijay seeks revenge to repair his father's reputation, Mithun Da made a mark of his own as Krishnan Iyer. Saving Vijay's life and becoming his support system, Mithun played Krishan with an accent and mannerisms that perfectly complimented the movie. After all, the movie and Mithun are both classics for a reason.
What's better than Mithun Da showing his acting prowess in a movie? How about Mithun Da doing the same in a double role? Playing both a younger hero and an older villain with aplomb, Mithun proves he is a superstar with this movie. In a film with a multi-layered plot that touches upon themes of politics and revenge, Mithun steals the spotlight and how.
Shining a light on social issues and holding up a mirror to society, now that's a true-blue hero. In this movie, Mithun pairs up with another superstar Dharmendra to paint a picture of the harsh realities of the feudal and caste system. Mithun plays Javar, an army-returned villager who stands strong next to Dharmendra's Ranjit and helps him battle unjust exploitation. Breathing life into Javar, Mithun delivers a real and heart wrenching performance. Keep tissues handy, and don't miss out on this one.
While most actors tend to fade out after decades in the industry, thankfully, the same can't be said for Mithun. He showcases his immense capabilities yet again with Guru. Playing Nanaji, a newspaper publisher who befriends and becomes a father figure to Abhishek Bachchan's Guru, Mithun delivers a strong and complex performance. Exposing Guru and standing up to his morals, Mithun makes Nanaji feel like a flesh-and-blood character. Honestly, the true guru is Mithun Da.
Even in a movie where a common man files a case against God, one can't help but gush over Mithun Da. Expertly playing godman Leeladhar Swamy, Mithun touches upon a socially relevant topic while endlessly entertaining audiences. Injecting his portrayal with equal parts humour and callousness, Mithun left audiences saying 'oh my god' with this never-seen-before performance.
Now that you've got this list, start watching Mithun Da's films and get ready to say 'kya baat, kya baat, kya baat'!