7 Iconic Movies Of Madhubala

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Mahal (1949)

In one of her earliest leading roles, Madhubala played a mysterious woman involved with a lawyer (Ashok Kumar) in possibly supernatural environs.

Mr. and Mrs. '55 (1955)

Madhubala was directed by Guru Dutt, who also starred opposite her, in this romantic comedy about the Hindu Code Bills. She played an heiress married off to Dutt's unemployed cartoonist to secure her inheritance.

Howrah Bridge (1958)

Under Shakti Samanta's direction, Madhubala played Edna, a cabaret dancer in Calcutta, who crosses paths with Prem Kumar (Ashok Kumar), a man searching for his brother's murderers.

Kala Pani (1958)

Madhubala played an investigative journalist opposite Dev Anand's determined son who is out to set his wrongfully-imprisoned father free in the Raj Khosla film.

Barsaat Ki Rani (1960)

P.L. Santoshi directed Madhubala and Bharat Bhushan as young Muslims in Independent India who wish to be together and must duke it out with society to be able to do so.

Mughal-e-Azam (1960)

Madhubala played the courtesan Anarkali whose romance with the heir of the Mughal Empire Salim (Dilip Kumar) brings the couple into conflict with Emperor Akbar (Prithviraj Kapoor) in K. Asif's magnum opus.

Half Ticket (1962)

Madhubala starred opposite her husband Kishore Kumar in one of her final film appearances in the Kalidas directorial about a rich man (Kumar) who runs away from home and falls in love with a woman (Madhubala) while in the guise of a child.