One of Bollywood’s most iconic actors, Prem Chopra(Born on 23rd Sept 1935) redefined the big screen bad guy – a sneering, leering villain who commanded as much screen presence as the highly glorified heroes of his time.In this blog I bring to you a list of few of the most entertaining dialogues said by him.The most famous is "Prem naam hai mera… Prem Chopra" from Bobby and "Main woh balaa hoon, jo sheeshey se patthar ko todta hoon." from Sauten released in 1983.
Prem Chopra came into prominence from Woh Kaun Thi?, Shaheed, Main Shaadi Karne Chala and Teesri Manzil. After Teesri Manzil and Upkaar, he was flooded with films as a villain. His peak period as main villain was from 1967 to 1974.After Sholay Amjad Khan became the No 1 Villain,Even after that he got plum roles as villains often with Amjad Khan and Ranjeet.
Prem Chopra in Shaheed 1965
In the critically acclaimed comedy film Hulchul (1971), a remake of Anubhavam Pudhumai, he played the lead hero in this suspense thriller. He played the main lead in the 1970 box office hit small budget comedy film Samaj Ko Badal Dalo as lead hero,
His first famous dialogue was from 1970 film Kati Patang "Main jo aag lagata hoon use boojhana bhi jaanta hoon" In 1973 Bobby released in which he did a guest appearance having the dialogue " Prem naam hai mera, Prem Chopra" (My name is Prem, Prem Chopra) from the film Bobby became very popular. Another dialogue from Souten was - "Jinke Ghar Sheeshe Ke Hote Hain Woh Batti Bhujakar Kapde Badalte Hai"
Some of his famous dialogues from the 1990s include - "Sharafat aur imaandaari ka certificate ye duniya sirf unhe deti hai jinke paas daulat hoti hai" from Aag Ka Gola (1990), "Bhains poonch uthayegi to gaana to nahi gayegi, gobar hi degi" from Aaj Ka Arjun (1990), "Tu Madhuri se thodi kum aur Mandakini se thodi zyada hai" from Aaj Ka Goonda Raj (1992), "Rajneeti ki bhains ke liye daulat ki lathi ki zaroorat hoti hai" from Khiladi (1992), "Kar bhala to ho bhala" from Raja Babu (1994) and "Nanga nahayega kya aur nichodega kya" from Dulhe Raja(1998).
Beside Negative Characters he played few positive roles also.He considers that his best performances in positive roles came in Sikander-e-Azam, Kunwari, Shaheed, Jaadu Tona and Chori Chori Chupke Chupke.He had a great chemistry with Rajesh Khanna In an interview he said that his films with Rajesh Khanna were very special to him. Right from Doli , Do Raaste, Kati Patang, Daag, Ajnabee, Prem Nagar, Maha Chor, Mehbooba, Tyaag, Bebus, Aanchal, Jaanwar, Souten, Maqsad, Awaaz, Shatru, Oonche Log, Waapsi and Ghar Parivaar. 15 of 17 released were hits.
Famous dialogues of Prem Chopra