Best Films of Actor Kishore Kumar

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1. Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958)

173 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

8.1
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Three woman-hating brothers face changes in their respective lifestyles when two of them fall in love.

Director: Satyen Bose | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Madhubala, Anoop Kumar, Kishore Kumar

Votes: 1,059

2. New Delhi (1956)

176 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.5
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Complications, impersonations and moral dilemmas arise when a Punjabi pretends to be a Tamil in order to obtain accommodation in New Delhi. An eloquent and entertaining plea for national ... See full summary »

Director: Mohan Segal | Stars: Kishore Kumar, Vyjayanthimala, Jabeen Jalil, Prabhu Dayal

Votes: 57

3. Man-Mauji (1962)

141 min | Comedy, Musical

7.2
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Raja has a vivid imagination since childhood, used to frequently lie and gamble, which did lead him to considerable trouble with his schoolmaster, mom, Bhagwanti, and sister, Rani. When ... See full summary »

Directors: R. Krishnan, S. Panju | Stars: Kishore Kumar, Sadhana, Kumari Naaz, Durga Khote

Votes: 32

4. Half Ticket (1962)

168 min | Musical, Comedy, Romance

7.5
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A diamond thief hides his loot on an innocent child, but the child turns out to be an adult posing as a youngster to purchase a half-priced train ticket. Now, the thief will have to outwit the eccentric in a series of wacky misadventures.

Director: Kalidas | Stars: Kishore Kumar, Madhubala, Pran, Shammi

Votes: 369

5. Naukari (1954)

Drama, Family

7.9
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Comic, tragic, and heartrending saga of Ratan Kumar Chaudhary (Kishore Kumar), who leaves his village, aging mom, and seriously ill sister, to obtain employment in Calcutta, only to end up ... See full summary »

Director: Bimal Roy | Stars: Kishore Kumar, Sheila Ramani, Balraj Sahni, Jagdeep

Votes: 47

6. Mr. X in Bombay (1964)

126 min | Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.1
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Shobha Mathur lives a wealthy lifestyle with her Professor dad, who is now carrying out experiments on various issues. One day while doing so, he makes an employee named Manohar drink a ... See full summary »

Director: Shantilal Soni | Stars: Kishore Kumar, Kumkum, Randhir, Madan Puri

Votes: 71

7. Aasha (1957)

171 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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Director: M.V. Raman | Stars: Kishore Kumar, Vyjayanthimala, Pran, Om Prakash

Votes: 16

8. Jhumroo (1961)

171 min | Comedy, Musical, Drama

7.0
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Anjana lives a wealthy lifestyle with her dad, Dwarka Nath, in a hilly region in India. When she returns home after several years, she finds that her dad has become more strict and a ... See full summary »

Director: Shankar Mukherjee | Stars: Kishore Kumar, Madhubala, Chanchal, Anoop Kumar

Votes: 519

9. Baap Re Baap (1955)

Comedy, Drama, Family

6.6
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Raj Kumar Ashok belongs to a rich and aristocratic family. His parents want him to marry the best of the best girls money could find. Ashok's dad then spends a lot of money to invite ... See full summary »

Director: Abdul Rashid Kardar | Stars: Kishore Kumar, Chand Usmani, Smriti Biswas, Ulhas

Votes: 22

10. Pyar Kiye Jaa (1966)

129 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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A widower struggles to arrange wealthy husbands for his two daughters and control his film-obsessed son; all while, one of his ex-employees stages a protest outside his house.

Director: C.V. Sridhar | Stars: Kishore Kumar, Shashi Kapoor, Mehmood, Om Prakash

Votes: 129

11. Miss Mary (1957)

Comedy

7.0
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R.K. Raju, a private investigator is assigned the task of locating the missing daughter of a wealthy Hindu couple. His investigation take him to different locales, and he comes across Miss ... See full summary »

Director: L.V. Prasad | Stars: Meena Kumari, Kishore Kumar, Gemini Ganesan, Jamuna

Votes: 31

12. Haye Mera Dil (1968)

Not Rated | 170 min

7.0
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Banwari steals Rs.10000 from his employer Manoharlal. Manohar files a police complaint, Banwari is caught and sent to jail. He breaks jail, kills Manohar and abducts his daughter Geeta as a... See full summary »

Director: Ved-Madan | Stars: Kishore Kumar, Kumkum, I.S. Johar, Raj Mehra

Votes: 9

13. Shreeman Funtoosh (1965)

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.3
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An impoverished male, in love with a woman who is about to get married, has a lab-accident and evolves into a destructive iron-man.

Director: Shantilal Soni | Stars: Kishore Kumar, Kumkum, Anoop Kumar, Mohan Choti

Votes: 18

14. Hum Sab Ustad Hain (1965)

Action, Comedy

7.0
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Romi (Sheikh Mukhtar) shoots a man but does not kill him. A bullet fired from somewhere else does the job, but he is arrested, convicted and sentenced for the murder. His pregnant wife ... See full synopsis »

Director: Maruti | Stars: Kishore Kumar, Dara Singh, Sheikh Mukhtar, Ameeta

Votes: 21

15. Shrimanji (1968)

160 min

5.7
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The year is 1942 and Advocate M.L. Gupta lives a wealthy lifestyle along with his wife, Maya, in Churchgate, Bombay. One day he travels to Calcutta, and during an air raid by Japanese ... See full summary »

Director: Ram Dayal | Stars: Kishore Kumar, I.S. Johar, Jeevan, Rajesh Khanna

Votes: 15

16. Padosan (1968)

Not Rated | 157 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

8.1
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A simple man from a village falls in love with his new neighbor. He enlists the help of his musical-theater friends to woo the lovely girl-next-door away from her music teacher.

Director: Jyoti Swaroop | Stars: Sunil Dutt, Saira Banu, Mehmood, Kishore Kumar

Votes: 4,734

17. Dilli Ka Thug (1958)

Action, Comedy, Crime

7.2
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A thug from Delhi is accused of killing a young boy in Bombay.

Director: S.D. Narang | Stars: Kishore Kumar, Nutan, Amar, Smriti Biswas

Votes: 44

18. Jaal Saz (1969)

7.7
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Dwarkanath and his wife were separated from their child, a son named Shankar, when they attended the Khumbh Mela in Central India. Years later they are still awaiting his arrival. Notorious... See full summary »

Directors: Mohammed Hussain, Aravind Sen | Stars: Bambi, Bela Bose, Helen, Nana Palsikar

Votes: 7

19. Door Ka Raahi (1971)

138 min | Drama

7.9
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Door Ka Rahi is story of a person named "Prashant" who is on the travel for the wellness of society, and the end of Journey is to watch. The angle of the movie focused on expressing the internal feelings.

Director: Kishore Kumar | Stars: Kishore Kumar, Ashok Kumar, Tanuja, Abhi Bhattacharya

Votes: 35

20. Naughty Boy (1962)

128 min | Comedy

5.7
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Pritam works as a Book-keeper in an Export Import Firm and does not have a roof to live under. When he goes to search for accommodation, he runs into a friend, Jagdish, who takes him to a ... See full summary »

Director: Shakti Samanta | Stars: Kishore Kumar, Kalpana, Om Prakash, Madan Puri

Votes: 349

21. Girl Friend (1960)

Romance

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Director: Satyen Bose | Stars: Kishore Kumar, Waheeda Rehman, Nasir Hussain, Bipin Gupta

22. Bewaqoof (1960)

Musical

5.1
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In his quest for a heir, Rai Bahadur has an affair with a prostitute Meher. When Meher becomes pregnant he promises to take the child and educate him. But fate has other plans, for his wife... See full summary »

Director: I.S. Johar | Stars: Kishore Kumar, Mala Sinha, I.S. Johar, Pran

Votes: 30

23. Paisa Hi Paisa (1956)

Comedy

7.3
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Kishore's dad is a miser, busy accumulating money by hook or by crook. He lives in a palatial house with his wife and Kishore. He would like Kishore to marry the only daughter of a very ... See full summary »

Director: Mehrish | Stars: Kishore Kumar, Mala Sinha, Shakila, I.S. Johar

Votes: 7

24. Miss Mala (1954)

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A psychiatrist Dr. Miss Mala protects the identity of an amnesia patient accused of murder while attempting to recover his memory. Musical copy of Alfred Hitchcock's Spellbound.

Director: Jayant Desai | Stars: Kishore Kumar, Vyjayanthimala, Agha, Bipin Gupta

Votes: 5

25. Bahar (1951)

170 min

6.5
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A singer and dancer par excellence, Lata lives a wealthy lifestyle with her dad, Choudhry Goverdhanlal Patwardhanlal and mom. Her parents would like her to get married to wealthy Shekhar, ... See full summary »

Director: M.V. Raman | Stars: Karan Dewan, Vyjayanthimala, Pran, Om Prakash

Votes: 13

26. Ladki (1953)

Comedy

6.2
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Raja lives a wealthy lifestyle with his somewhat upper Caste Hindu, eccentric, woman-hating dad, Hazurdas, and mom. He is friendly with Kishore, and both are aspiring doctors. On their way ... See full summary »

Director: M.V. Raman | Stars: Vyjayanthimala, Anjali Devi, Bharat Bhushan, Kishore Kumar

Votes: 12

27. Musafir (1957)

149 min | Drama

7.6
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The story is about a house consisting of three families who live in it. It is three stories linked by the house.

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Shekhar, Suchitra Sen, Bipin Gupta, Durga Khote

Votes: 61

28. Rungoli (1962)

Musical, Drama, Family

6.5
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Circa 1953 Sewakram lives a middle-classed lifestyle in Bombay, India, along with his wife, Subhagi, daughter, Nirmala, and son, Lattoo, and works in the Flora Fountain branch of the United... See full summary »

Director: Amar Kumar | Stars: Kishore Kumar, Vyjayanthimala, Jeevan, Nasir Hussain

Votes: 10

29. Bombay Ka Chor (1962)

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Randhir has been an orphan, and lived all his younger life in an orphanage. When he grew up, he took to stealing as a career, and has been on the run from the police since then. One day he ... See full summary »

Director: S.D. Narang | Stars: Kishore Kumar, Mala Sinha, Amar, N.K. Misra

Votes: 13

30. Apna Haath Jagannath (1960)

173 min

7.0
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Director: Mohan Segal | Stars: Kishore Kumar, Sayeeda Khan, Nasir Hussain, Leela Chitnis

Votes: 22

31. Bhai-Bhai (1956)

Drama, Family

5.7
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Widowed Dayashankar is a businessman who lives in Madras with his two school-going sons, Raj and Ashok. One day he catches Raj stealing some money from his vault, he beats him, locks him in... See full summary »

Director: M.V. Raman | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Kishore Kumar, Nimmi, Nirupa Roy

Votes: 14

32. Pehli Jhalak (1955)

Action, Comedy, Crime

6.7
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A woman rejects her father-approved groom, runs away, and falls in love with a petty thief/gambler.

Director: M.V. Raman | Stars: Vyjayanthimala, Kishore Kumar, Pran, Shammi

Votes: 14

33. Shararat (1959)

Comedy

5.7
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Director: Harnam Singh Rawail | Stars: Kishore Kumar, Meena Kumari, Raaj Kumar, Kumkum

Votes: 6

34. Devar (1966)

Crime, Drama, Romance

7.6
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A wealthy male starts to self-destruct after he finds that his childhood sweetheart is now his sister-in-law.

Director: Mohan Segal | Stars: Dharmendra, Sharmila Tagore, Shashikala, Deven Verma

Votes: 47

35. Chacha Zindabad (1959)

Comedy

7.7
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Colonel father of Renu (Anita Guha) and Judge father of Vinod (Kishore Kumar) are childhood friends; whose fathers used to be friends. Renu loves Indian music and Vinod is highly influenced... See full synopsis »

Director: J. Om Prakash | Stars: Kishore Kumar, Anita Guha, Master Bhagwan, Anoop Kumar

Votes: 11

36. Chandan (1958)

Comedy, Drama, Family

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Director: M.V. Raman | Stars: Kishore Kumar, Nutan, Mala Sinha, Pran

37. Kabhi Andhera Kabhi Ujala (1958)

Drama, Family

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Director: C.P. Dixit | Stars: Kishore Kumar, Nutan, Kumkum, Shekhar

38. Adhikar (1954)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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A widower with a child faces challenges after he re-marries without telling his second wife about his first marriage and child.

Director: Mohan Segal | Stars: Usha Kiran, Kishore Kumar, Yashodra Katju, Niroo

Votes: 7

39. Madh Bhare Nain (1955)

Comedy, Romance

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Shyam flees to Darljeeling when his family begins battling each other over who the young man should marry. During the train trip he falls in love with Malti, not realizing she is one of the girls his family has chosen.

Director: Hemchandra Chunder | Stars: Kishore Kumar, Yashodra Katju, Bina Rai, David Abraham

40. Aansoo Aur Muskan (1970)

150 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.5
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Beautiful Radha lives in a small hill-station in India. One day, Mahesh comes for sight-seeing, both meet, fall in love with each other, get intimate, and Mahesh promises to return, marry ... See full summary »

Director: P. Madhavan | Stars: Hema Malini, Parikshat Sahni, Jagdeep, David Abraham

Votes: 21

41. Sadhu Aur Shaitaan (1968)

155 min | Comedy, Thriller

7.2
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Kind-hearted yet naive Bajrang (Mehmood) drives a taxi (laila) and helps anyone he can. He is devoted to another kind-hearted gentleman and long-time bank employee by the name of Sadhuram (... See full summary »

Director: A. Bhimsingh | Stars: Mehmood, Bharathi, Kishore Kumar, Pran

Votes: 95

42. Door Gagan Ki Chhaon Men (1964)

153 min | Drama, Musical

8.4
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An impoverished ex-army officer faces obstacles and challenges when he seeks a cure for his mute son.

Director: Kishore Kumar | Stars: Kishore Kumar, Supriya Choudhury, Amit Ganguly, Raj Mehra

Votes: 45