The iconic action hero of Bollywood Sunny Deol has turned a year older today. On the auspicious day of Diwali, Sunny Paaji is celebrating his 61st birthday. His ‘Tarikh Pe Tarikh’ and 'Dhhai Kilo Ka Haath' dialogues are extremely popular among movie buffs.Sunny Paaji made his debut in the Hindi cinema with the 1983 flick Betaab, which was a romantic drama. Following which, he went on to star in several films, mainly in the action genre all through the '80s and '90s. His 2001 film Gadar remains one of the biggest successes of the Hindi film industry. Sunny Deol, who is also a recipient of two National Awards, was last seen in the film Poster Boys. Directed by Shreyas Talpade, the film also starred Sunny’s younger brother Bobby Deol. On ths special occasion of Sunny Deol's birthday, ;let's have a look at 5 of his top films that defined his caliber in Bollywood.
Gadar Ek Prem Katha
This 2001 film was a pre-Partition drama film where Sunny Deol sets off across the border to get his wife Amisha Patel back from Pakistan. The movie's passionate patriotism made it one of the biggest box office successes in the history of Bollywood. Gadar came on the same Friday as Aamir Khan’s historic Lagaan but still went on to become an epic hit in the long run.
Sunny Deol made a major breakthrough with his unrestrained delivery as a wronged boxer and brother retaliating by taking on the law and order administration in his home-production Ghayal directed by Rajkumar Santoshi. So impactful was his powerful dialogue delivery and palpable frustration in the volatile drama it earned him both a Filmfare and (Special Jury) National Award for Best Actor.
This 1991 film saw Sunny Deol as a drunken waylaid right-hand man to a tyrant politician in dark glasses mysteriously named Baapji (Om Puri). There were interesting conflicts running through the plot and, the interesting performance by Deol stole our hearts.