KARACHI: Pakistan’s legend actor Rangeela is being remembered today (Friday) on his death anniversary.
Rangeela was born as Mohammad Saeed Khan in 1937, in Parachinar, Pakistan. Rangeela made his professional cinematic debut in a 1958 Punjabi film called ‘Jatti‘.
His movie career started back in the late 1950s. Despite acting in the movies, he also directed many of them. He also sung many songs and wrote some scripts.
The super hit film ‘Diya Aur Toofan’, May 9, 1969, was Rangeela’s directional debut. Additionally, he was also the producer- singer- writer- actor of the movie.
He directed numerous movies under the banner of ‘Rangeela productions’. Excellence of his acting potential was enormous in the super hit film ‘Rangeela’, September 11, 1970, in which he played the title role of Rangeela.
Director- producer- actor- writer, Rangeela earned plaudits from his adorers for his third consecutive super hit film ‘Dil aur duniya’, October 1, 1971, with Habib, Aasia and Rangeela as cast of the movie.
The above three films were big hits at the box office in a row. Thus, Rangeela successfully completed the ‘hat trick’ of his movies. He brings to the film ‘Dil aur duniya’, the sobering sense of a director’s prowess which is the very opposite to his celluloid persona.
Rangeela has been a dominant force in the Pakistani cinema for over forty years. He won many awards. With the passage of time his health deteriorated and Rangeela crossed over on May 24, 2005, in Lahore.