Birth anniversary of comedian film actor Mohammad Saeed Khan popularly known as Rangeela celebrated today.
Rangeela originally named as Mohammad Saeed Khan was born in 1937 in Parachinar, Pakistan. Rangeela made his professional cinematic debut in a 1958 Punjabi film called ‘Jatti’.
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 had 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 died on May 24‚ 2005 in Lahore.