Congratulations Manoj Kumar for Dada Sahab Phalke Award !

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Veteran actor-director Manoj Kumar on Friday said the Indian government’s decision to honour him with the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award, comes as a “pleasant surprise”. He said it will take him some time to digest the news.

“It’s a pleasant surprise. I was sleeping, and I started getting calls from my friends. I thought they were kidding, but when I read the news myself, I realised that it’s for real,” Manoj Kumar, 78, told IANS over phone

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46 Responses to “Congratulations Manoj Kumar for Dada Sahab Phalke Award !”

  1. omrocky786 Says:

    Poorab Paschim, Kranti, Dus Numbari and RKM are my all time favorites.
    Clerk and Sanyasi are his worst !!

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    • Bharat ko finally Bharat Sarkar ne credit de hi diya.
      Songs of Sanyasi were popular in those days, movie was a hit as well. Pran had one of his early good turns here.

      Clerk was extremely horrible, followed by his Kalyug ki Ramayan.

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  2. omrocky786 Says:

    My most favorite songs of his , and brilliantly shot on Zeenat, MK and SK !!

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  3. Well deserved. His RKAM is my fav .. and yes the song above posted by Rocky .. absolutely brilliant.

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  4. oldgold Says:

    Preferred his pre jingoistic Bharat avatar.
    Liked his following films;

    Himalay ki Godmein – was idealistic and much better than his desh bhakti jingoism.
    Hariyali aur raasta – has lovely songs
    Upkar – The only desh bhakti film of his I didn’t mind

    Gumnaam – a thriller quite well made
    Woh Kaun Thi – a mystery
    Anita another mystery.

    His later films became too violent.
    After Shor I stopped watching them.

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  5. tonymontana Says:

    Gajendra Chauhan as FTII chairman
    Pahlaj Nihalani as Censor Board Chief
    Anupam Kher getting Padma Bhushan
    Now Manoj Kumar getting Dadasaheb Phalke

    Something is definitely wrong with the BJP government. Should keep politics away from cinema and give awards and recognitions and important positions to those who truly deserve.

    Ab Manoj Kumar is award ko leke 5 daal tak bolte rahenge

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    • Absolutely. This award is the annointed domain of Congress boot lickers only.
      When Shashi Kapoor can receive it before Amitabh, to phir Manoj Kumar kya cheez hai?
      Anyone remotely patriotic or displaying any leaning towards Indian Nationalism has to be sidelined by all means. And God forbid if anyone crossed the paths of Congress, woh to history ke dustbin ko relegate kiya jayega. Bechara Amitabh, jeetay ji apne ki sidekick ko award miltey hue dekhta rah gaya.
      Hopefully BJP confers it on Amitabh next year and rights a few wrongs.

      Btw, just for laughs, SRK received this for his performance in HNY!!
      http://www.ibtimes.co.in/dadasaheb-phalke-film-award-2015-shah-rukh-khan-honoured-happy-new-year-photos-630074
      Jisko puri zindagi wait nahi karni, usko Dadasaheb Phalke ‘Film Award’ diya jaata hai.

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      • Cool! I dont think tony is supporting congress.
        Amitabh was with congress for a long period. More explicitly than Shashi Kapoor ever was.

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        • Shashi got it last year. But then Pran has also received it. It is very subjective. Now when Acedemy is termed racist with 6000 voting members then whatever you do with 2-3 certainly can be questioned.

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      • omrocky786 Says:

        well said NYK…..
        Tony Montana seems like thinks – Bharat Kumar is too Hindu !!
        matlab kuch bhee !!!

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        • tonymontana Says:

          Too Hindu??
          So a mere observation on the lack of talent being awarded makes me a congress supporter??

          Seriously people? You support gajendra Chauhan and thinks he’s worthy of that position? Or pahlaj nihalani muting every word remotely hinting to a sexual connotation?

          On manoj Kumar — most of his performances were laughworthy and films were unintentionally hilarious. Awarding him the country’s most coveted honour in film deserves to be ridiculed. Period

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          • omrocky786 Says:

            Bhai tu rehney dey !!
            you can justify as much as you want , but that is the truth !!
            Aside- the Saba Naqvi now say this –

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          • tonymontana Says:

            Bhai tu bhi rehne hi de. Tum jaise modi modi jaapte rahoge nationalism ke naam pe and will condone beating up by goons in the name of nationalism aur desh ki aur lag jayega.

            Itne bade nationalists ho to ghar baithe forum pe post karne ke bajay ek zimmedaar nagrik ki tarah kuch kaam karo. Saala weekend pe daaru aur chakne pe Hindustan Zindabad Pakistan murdabad kehke kuch ukhaad nahi loge

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          • omrocky786 Says:

            ha ha …sulag gai !!
            sahee hai!
            BTW- weekend pey I am actually working , …..now go and listen “Mere Desh kee Dhartee…………
            thandak milegeee Hradya ko

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          • I don’t think it is good for country to see everything with polarized view. I find most of the movies of that era not to my liking.
            People can give same argument about Dev Anand or Pran or Shahshi Kapoor. Manoj Kumar acted and directed some iconic movies of his time. Are there more deserving people, sure. But he was also good during his time. Reading his wiki page will give enough ideas.

            Something relevant :
            http://indianexpress.com/article/blogs/narendra-modi-congress-cpm-aap-india-parliament/

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  6. Congratulations

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  7. omrocky786 Says:

    LMAO- Trollin is as usual TM ( Trash Material) !!

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  8. omrocky786 Says:

    Anyways…do not want to get involved into a political discussion,, specially in this thread –Enjoy this Tony Sahab !!

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  9. omrocky786 Says:

    Gayatri Jayaraman ‏@Gayatri__J · 2h2 hours ago

    It’s so not classy to ridicule #ManojKumar and his work just cos you disagree with the govt. He’s a veteran actor who didn’t ask for this

    You have issues with the award slam the govt its jury. Leave an old man whose work was relevant to post independence nationalism wave alone

    Some liberalism is just disgustingly déclassé. Someone prob phoned him and said sir award come accept n he said great someone remembered me

    Speaks to an era that a manojkumar\ motherindia were as iconic as a Bimal Roy\dobheegazameen. Nationalism today wd be laughed out of town

    Elkazi was a nationalist. Dubey was a nationalist. Problem is not with the filmmakers but this belief that only liberal icons can exist
    Outrage speaks more of modern prejudice than of quality then. Nationalism & liberalism coexisted then. So laugh at ourselves why don’t we

    And if you must judge him for his bad films judge him in context of his time, his contemporaries, previous winners & their bad films.

    This random he was nationalist I don’t like nationalism I don’t like the govt so let me pillory him is unfair and deeply illiberal.

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  10. oldgold Says:

    Manoj Kumar’s jingoistic desh bhakti is like Sanghis (theirs is much much worse though, bagal me chhuri munh me vande mataram) – That’s why he got the award- LOL

    His film Purab Pachim was extremely ridiculous.
    Today the present govt along with their satellites are STILL all about this Purab Pachhim mentality while secretly envying the pachhim.

    But I do like Manoj Kumar in his earlier films – when he was normal.

    Though his acting was nothing to talk about.

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    • It is not envying, it is called cultural conflict, there is nothing to envy west where culture is less developed and still on the way of evolution. Yes, there is insecurity of being influenced of westernization which is sometimes misunderstood or unexplored or prejudiced, but western culture is more wild and less values.
      They dont have understanding of words like Dharma, Maryada, Guru, though they sometimes show interest try to adapt or understand.

      Envy is beheading of people because they live different lifestyle, calling them infidels, executing and attacking everyone else like coward. It is that beast wild nature all over the world, which is spreading like cancer spreading from a corrupted book. Followers of such books see everything through glasses of envy, murder, killing, cowardice.

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      • oldgold Says:

        > there is nothing to envy west where culture is less developed and still on the way of evolution.

        Chauvinistic to the hilt.
        I leave you to your misconceptions because talking with fanatics is useless.

        As for beheading see the links.

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    • You are using a contemporary perspective to evaluate 40-50 yr old cinema, which was quite regressive. By that yardstick most of the Phalke winners did not deserve it, because they were all associated with cinema from that era. Why just attack Jingoism? Why not sexism, chauvinism, regionalism, and host of all other isms that existed in those movies?
      The racism of Gone with The Wind would be skewered when viewed with a contemporary lens, yet it is celebrated as a classic.

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  11. omrocky786 Says:

    No more trash talk on at least this thread !!

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  12. oldgold Says:

    @satyam
    Is this the way some of the people who have the control work?
    This persom omrocky is deleting my tweets but letting his own views and his friend’s views stay on.
    Either all views to be deleted or none – should be the fair way of dealing.

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    • oldgold Says:

      Exactly what is really going on in the country. Opposing view removed.

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    • oldgold Says:

      My only hope is that this person omrocky is deleting those links because he’s ashamed to see the truth.

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      • If the links are political and nothing to do with Manoj Kumar they should be deleted. If it is bloggers opinion, they should stay. It should be applied to both sides.
        Personally I am not in favor of putting tweets from any person. I like well argued positions of bloggers with some supporting links.

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        • oldgold Says:

          munna, I never post links that are views of other people. Just news items.

          The two links I want to post were the ones related to my response to ‘beheading’ etc brought up – not by me.

          One is a picture of posters offering 11 lakhs to anyone who would shoot Kanhaiya Kumar, posted all over in Delhi.

          The other from a news channel showing BJP youth leader offering money in lakhs to anyone who would cut the tongue of Kanhaiyya.

          These two links were important to refute the charges of someone boasting of a superior culture.

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        • oldgold Says:

          >Personally I am not in favor of putting tweets from any person. I like well argued positions of bloggers with some supporting links.

          Exactly. Thats what has been done above.
          But my tweets were of a pictures of what I’m talking of.

          I have been coming to this blog for so long. First I used to visit naachgaana and knew you all there, then here, though I never posted for a long time.

          It’s discouraging to be dealt with in this manner when clearly the person doing this holds a rabid opposing view.
          At least you and satyam are fair.

          Please don’t allow this person to take over and bring the kind of atmosphere that is prevailing in the country because of the highhanded behaviour of govt and their sattelites and supporters

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  13. omrocky786 Says:

    My second best Manoj Kumar Song-

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  14. omrocky786 Says:

    Bharat Darshan !!(P.S.- Khai key Paan Banaras wala happened because of Manoj Kumar )

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  15. omrocky786 Says:

    His name was unanimously recommended by a five-member jury comprising of singers Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Nitin Mukesh, Anup Jalota and writer Salim Khan. “Every award I’ve been honoured with, be it the National Award or the Padma Shree, has been big, but this one is the biggest, officially,” asserted Manoj Kumar, admitting that the feeling has yet to sink in.

    He owed the name, Manoj Kumar, which he was to be known by in reel life and later in real life too, to his childhood idol. In Filmistan’s 1949 film, Shabnam, Dilip Kumar had answered to the call of Manoj and the name had remained in his memory bank for years.

    However, the biggest gift Upkar gave him was the name Bharat. Three days after the release of the film, Manoj Kumar bumped into Filmistan studio’s boss, Sashadhar Mukherjee who thumped him hard on the back and boomed, “Hey Bharat, how are you?” The name stuck.

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/Manoj-Kumar-Im-going-to-return-as-a-director/articleshow/51265246.cms

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    • If it is the jury, I don’t like it. The jury should be diverse. There are 4 singers and all Bollywood connection.

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      • omrocky786 Says:

        Agree, there should be more representation from the south Indian Film Industry

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        • It should be revolving chair jury with people from say last 5 years national award winners in all category are voting members.
          I am not sure why jury is small? Also it should be secret ballot. You don’t have to justify within shortlisted candidates.

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  16. omrocky786 Says:

    A very apt song for the situation-

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  17. This is one of the better tributes to Manoj Kumar!
    Shaheed was his earliest patriotic film and I think the best. I did not mind Purab aur Paschim. Patthar ke Sanam is another favourite of mine

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  18. I liked Manoj Kumar in his early movies. Shaheed was incredibly moving. And so many great songs in Hariyali Aur Raasta, Woh Kaun Thi etc. I didn’t really watch any of his directed movies but will check them out at some point. Shame he also turned into a caricature as time went on.

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  19. omrocky786 Says:

    Had been looking forward to Bachchan writing something about MK getting the award in his blog. He completely ignored it, I am really disappointed. I wonder if something happened during the shoot of RKAM.

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