5 classic Hindi films starring the legendary Kishore Kumar and Madhubala

The real-life couple, Madhubala and Kumar, worked together on five films during their careers, showcasing their incredible onscreen chemistry.


Legendary music maestro Kishore Kumar will always be remembered for his contributions to the fields of singing and acting. Although Kishore Da was a well-known playback singer, his acting abilities are undeniable. If you’re looking for comedy movies, this list of all Kishore Kumar and Madhubala films is definitely for you.

1. Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958)

Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958) - IMDb

The protagonist of the tale is Brijmohan, portrayed by Ashok Kumar, and his two younger brothers, Manmohan and Jagmohan, who are portrayed by Anoop Kumar and Kishore Kumar, respectively. It’s a three-person garage. Because he feels that Kaamini, his lady love, left him for another guy, Brijmohan despises women. The plot twist occurs when Manmohan falls in love with Renu, the woman who visits his garage at night and is portrayed by Madhubala. Even now, people still love their song Paanch Rupaiya Baara Aana.

2. Half Ticket (1962)

Half Ticket (1962) - IMDb

Kishore Kumar portrays Vijay, an industrialist’s son who becomes irritated with his father’s persistent attempts to see him get married and establish a life for himself. Vijay chooses to relocate to Bombay and vacate the residence. He meets Rajnidevi on his train ride and falls in love with her. In the role of Pran, a diamond smuggler, Vijay serves his interests. Its soundtrack album’s standout single is Aankhon Mein Tum Dil Mein Tum Ho.

3. Jhumroo (1961)

Jhumroo (1961) - IMDb

The leads of the comedy-drama Jhumroo were Madhubala and Kishore Kumar. Lalita Pawar and Anoop Kumar were assigned supporting parts. The screenplay tells the tale of Anjana, a wealthy woman played by Madhubala, who returns home after finishing her studies. Jhumroo is the name of the tribal man played by Kishore Kumar. When Anjana’s father rejects their proposal, she falls in love with Jhumroo.

4. Mehlon Ke Khwab (1956)

Mehlon Ke Khwab (1960) - IMDb

It tells the tale of Asha and Bela, two aspiring actors who are portrayed by Madhubala and Chanchal, respectively. After winning the lottery, Asha and Bela make the decision to travel in search of compatible mates. Rajan was portrayed in the movie by Kishore Kumar. In the film, Madhubala plays Asha’s encounter with him on the train.

5. Dhake Ki Malmal (1956)

Dhake Ki Malmal (1956) - IMDb

The 1956 film, which was produced by Nanda Films, was based on the well-known Indian producers of muslin, a cotton fabric. Dhake Ki Malmal is thought to be a “lost film” since the studio was unable to locate a print of the movie after it was released.