Firoz Khan Death Anniversary: Veteran actor of Hindi film industry Firoz Khan is always known for doing something new with his film. He worked in many memorable films as an actor, but his contribution to Hindi cinema as a filmmaker cannot be forgotten.
Firoz Khan’s films show tremendous influence of classic Hollywood Westerns. Firoz Khan was an actor as well as director and producer. He made almost every detail related to film making his skill.
Firoz Khan’s magical style
Firoz Khan is the first Bollywood filmmaker to bring the cowboy style to India. The characters played by Hollywood actor Clint Eastwood are considered the ideal cowboy image. Firoz Khan first appeared in the cowboy look in the 1974 film Khote Sikkay. Hat on head, long boots, jacket and burning cigar in hand made Feroze Khan a style icon. His style greatly influenced young India.
Firoz the experimenter
Firoz Khan, who taught Bollywood a different style, breathed his last in 2009 at the age of 70. Today i.e. 27th April is his death anniversary. As an actor, he tried to do something unique with every film. From Dharmatma to Qurbani, many of his films reflect the actor’s experimentation. Let’s talk about some of his similar films…
This film played an important role in making Feroze Khan a superstar. The different thing about Dharmatma is its shooting location. Dharmatma, released 48 years ago in 1975, became the first film in the Hindi film industry to be shot in Afghanistan. The film starred Hema Malini, Rekha, Prem Nath, Ranjith, Danny Denzongpa in the lead roles along with Feroz Khan. The style of Dharmatma’s music was modern, which was well received.
Khote Sikkay is an action drama film directed by Narendra Bedi, starring Danny Denzongpa, Rehana Sultan, Ajit, Ranjith and Satyen Kappu along with Feroze Khan. Khote Sikkay was influenced by the Western genre. Different looks of cowboys, horses and their clothes were seen in the film. Talking about the story of the film, it revolves around the dacoits and the villagers troubled by them, who, troubled by the atrocities of the dacoits, call Feroze Khan and Danny Denzongpa, so that they can get rid of them from the dacoits.
In this film made under the direction of Ravikant Nagaich, drug cultivation has been shown. The name of the villain of Kala Sona was Poppy Singh, who used to cultivate Poppy i.e. Charas, which was named Kala Sona in the film. Firoz Khan’s cowboy look was once again seen in this film. In Kala Sona, Feroze’s character is named Rakesh, who is on the lookout for Poppy Singh, the killer of his father. While searching for Poppy, Rakesh reaches a new village, where he makes some friends and they help him find Poppy.
Zeenat Aman and Feroz Khan starrer In this film, the actor experimented with music. The songs of the film, Aap Jaisa Koi, made a lot of headlines. The song played an important role in the film becoming a super hit. The story behind the making of Aap Jaisa Koi is also very interesting.
Firoz Khan was looking for a singer for this song of Qurbani. Meanwhile, Zeenat introduced him to Nazia Hasan of Pakistan and suggested her name for the song. Firoz, however, was not much impressed with Nazia, but on the insistence of Zeenat, he reluctantly finalized Nazia for Beman Se Aap Jaisa Koi.
When the song released, it was loved so much that it became a super-duper hit. At the same time, 15-year-old Pakistani singer Nazia Hasan became a music sensation overnight. Even today, this song of the film enters the hearts of people due to its beauty and style.
In this film, Feroz Khan again adopted his super stylish cowboy look. It was an action film directed by Narendra Bedi. Kachche Heere was largely a sequel to the 1974 blockbuster film Khote Sikkay and the story of the film was almost the same. Kachche Heere featured Reena Roy, Danny Denzongpa, Aruna Irani and Shakti Kapoor in pivotal roles alongside Feroz Khan. The film was released on 12 February 1982.