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Emblematic films of the actress to see

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Uma Devi Khatri popularly known as Tun Tun was an accomplished singer and actress known for her comedic roles in the 60s. She was the first female comedian of that decade in Hindi cinema. She got her chance when legendary actor Naushad Ali offered her a role in the movie Babul. The star of the film was legendary actor Dilip Kumar, who crowned Uma with his screen name Tun Tun.

July 11, 2022 marks the 99e birthday of the legendary actress.

Here are some of the iconic Tun Tun movies to watch:

1. Aar Paar

One of director Guru Dutt’s classics, the film Aar Paar featured comedians like Johny Walker, Jagdeep and Tun Tun. She is seen playing the comedic role of Rustom’s (Johny Walker) girlfriend’s mother in the film.

2. pyaasa

Another creation by Guru Dutt, pyaasa is a touching film depicting the story of a poet Vijay Kumar (Guru Dutt) who writes sweeping poems in which he laments the poor and the arrogance of the rich after the departure of the British from India. The movie features many comics like Johny Walker, Mehmood, and Tun Tun.

3. Mr and Mrs 55

Tun Tun tries out for the role of Lily D’Silva in the film which tells the story of a naive heiress who is forced to marry a cartoonist to save him millions. Her feminist aunt tries to instill anti-masculine sentiment in her as she discovers the true meaning of marriage.

4. Mome Ki Gudiya

Tun Tun is seen playing the role of Daisy’s mother who is a secondary character in the film. The actor brings comic relief in serious drama with actors like Ratan Chopra, Premnath Malhotra and Tanuja Samarth delivering powerful performances.

5. Marine Drive

The iconic comedy duo of Johnny Walker and Tun Tun star as husband and wife in this crime drama. Marine Drive tells the story of a contraband lair run by three associates who fight with the police.

First post: STI