If Maan Sahab is termed as a legend of the Punjabi entertainment industry, it is so for many reasons. The legend has accomplished one great feat after another and the entire Punjabi tribe loves him not just for his hard-hitting songs but also with his ahead of time movies.
Although in his four decades in the industry, Maan Sahab has delivered a number of all-time classic movies. Here are his top 5 classics that you absolutely shouldn't miss, if you call yourself a diehard Gurdas Maan fan! Also Read: Arjun Tendulkar Is A Sharry Mann Fan! Do You Know Who Else He Listens To?
1. Shaheed-e- Mohabbat Boota Singh
The 1999 movie is considered as one of the finest movies in not just Punjabi cinema but of the entire Indian Cinema in totality. This movie was in fact a milestone for the Punjabi movie industry. In this movie, Maan Sahab played the role of a retired military man Boota Singh alongside Divya Dutta who played the role of his wife. The movie was directed by Manoj Punj. Must watch!
2. Shaheed Udham Singh
In this Raj Babbar, Amrish Puri starrer movie, Maan Sahab essayed the role of Bhagat Singh. The movie is based on the life of Shaheed Udham Singh, whose character was played by Raj Babbar. Maan Sahab made his strong felt quite strongly even in the presence of names like Shatrughan Sinha, Amrish Puri, and Raj Babbar. Don't miss it! Also Read: Jeeto— A Powerful Awareness Initiative By Deep Shergill Supported by Fauja Singh & Priya Dutt
3. Waaris Shah - Ishq da Waaris
The Manoj Punj directed 2006 movie was based on the life of legendary poet Waaris Shah. In this movie, Maan Sahab played the central character of Waaris Shah alongside Juhi Chawla and Divya Dutta in vital roles. The movie won 4 awards at the 54th National Film Awards. Definitely worth watching!
4. Ucha Dar Babe Nanak Da
One of the earliest films in Maan Sahab's career, he played the role of Gurdit, a rebellious boy thrown out of his village. The 1985 movie's star cast was studded with actors like Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Priti Sapru, Tanuja, and Aruna Irani. The movie was directed by K. Pappy and its screenplay was penned down by Amrik Gill. You can't miss this one! Also Read: The Film That Created The ‘Jatt’ Culture— ‘Putt Jattan De’!
5. Laung Da Lishkara
One of the best amongst all his movies, Laung Da Lishkara was a family drama that was released in the year 1986. The movie had actors like Om Puri and Raj Babbar. This time Maan Sahab played the role of Channa. The movie was written, directed and produced by Harpal Tiwana. Go watch it!
Well, this was all from our side. If you think we have missed out on any name which you think should be on this list, then don't forget to mention it in the comments below! Also Read: Mika Singh Visits Gurudwara Bangla Sahib Before His Next!