Mehmood - A Man of Many Moods

Mehmood - A Man of Many Moods

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Author: Hanif Zaveri
Publisher: Popular Prakashan
Year: 2005
Language: English
Pages: 211
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8179912132


Intelligent comedy in Hindi films began only in the sixties and at the peak of this new comedy stood Mehmood. To say Mehmood evoked laughter is not to know Mehmood at all because the mention of this great comedian brings to mind not just caricature or queer mannerisms but, mature humour.


Veteran journalist Hanif Zaveri was very close to Mehmood’s family and this biography Mehmood: A Man of Many Moods brings out little known facets of a legend. How Mehmood was a devout Muslim but also worshipped Lord Shiva, his candid confessions on his weakness for women and how actors Manoj Kumar and Rajendra Kumar disliked him. A man who always told it like it is, Mehmood speaks about legends like Meena Kumari, Mumtaz, Kishore Kumar, Hema Malini and Rajesh Khanna; there are separate chapters on his relationships with Shubha Khote, Amitabh Bachchan and Aroona Irani.

A rags to riches story unfolds, more fantastic than any film script with secret affairs, betrayals and rendevous, rememberings and forgettings, all the action centered around a big hearted comedian who was in the thick of the filmi goings in Bollywood.





Origins of the Ali Family
Birth of a Legend
The Artist Drowned in Dinks
Mehmood Gets Engaged
Makdi: Mehmood’s Pet
Befall of Tragedies
The Days of Struggle
Destiny turns a New Page in Mehmood’s Life
Nothing Beats Success
King of Comedy Lives a Decade of Tragedies
A Withering Relationship
Mehmood and Madhu Part Ways
A New Life Begins With Tracy
Star Rivalries and Mehmood
Legendary romances
Shubha Khote-A Relationship Beyond The Ordinary
Mehmood and Aroona Irani-A Tangled Relationship
A Comedy King and Superstar
A Baby is Born For You
Repartee and Apology
His Last known Will
The Last Journey