Happy Birthday Jaggu Dada: A look at his Top 5 Box Office Hits!
Feb 1, 2018
It’s our very own Jaggu Dada’s birthday!
Jackie Shroff, the original Nayak of
the industry, has had a spectacular journey from being a timid child to rising
power and stardom. In spite of all the hardships he endured, both in personal
and professional life, Jackie Shroff came to be regarded as one of the top most
method actors. We take a look at 5 such box office hits of Jaggu Dada.
Directed by Subhash Ghai, the film was a huge success at the box office even
though it was Jackie Shroff’s second film. He played the role of an orphan who
was taken in by a notorious criminal and used to fulfil his plans after his
arrest. The movie’s success catapulted Jackie
Shroff to stardom and he worked in more films for Subhash Ghai.
Another Subhash Ghai film, it featured Jackie with actors like Anil Kapoor,
Sridevi, Nutan, Naseeeruddin Shah and Dilip Kumar. A movie with the slogan –
Fight Against Terrorists, it became the highest grossing film of the year. Jackie Shroff plays the role of a
prisoner who was recruited in order to take revenge against a wanted criminal and
This underworld drama was considered
to be a cult film because of its realistic depiction of the underworld. Working
once again with Anil Kapoor who plays his brother in the film, Jackie Shroff
essays the role of a don who is forced to fight against his own brother. He won
his first Filmfare Award for Best Actor
for this movie in 1990.
A remake of the 1989 Malayalam film
Kireedam by Priyadarshan, the film earned Jackie Shroff another nomination for
his role of Shiva Sathe, the son of a police constable who becomes a wanted
criminal. His role in the film is regarded as one of his career best
performances till date.
Probably the most popular films of
Jackie Shroff, Khalnayak was the highest grossing film of the year. Jackie
Shroff’s portrayal of Inspector Ram who chases a wanted criminal Ballu played
by Sanjay Dutt earned him another nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
Jackie Shroff recently won the Filmfare
Short Film Award for Best Actor for his movie Khujli. He has also been the recipient of National Award-Hindi
Cinema Gaurav Samman. So, go ahead, binge watch on Jaggu Dada’s biggest
blockbusters on his birthday today.