Sharmila Tagore in Mausam
It is well regarded that Sharmila Tagore performed a dual performance as Chanda Thapa and her daughter Kajli. She deservedly took home the best actress national award. The movie was also given the second-best feature film national award. Mausam also won Best Film and Best Director honors at the Filmfare Awards (Gulzar).
With good reason, Sharmila believes that this was her best performance. The scene where the father-in-law stumbles to Doyamoyee’s feet and utters “Ma, ma” after his dream must be seen. With her toes curling away and her nails scraping the wall, Sharmila does an excellent job of conveying the disgust and terror that Doya feels.
Even though she is adorned and dressed as a goddess, her face betrays all of her uncertainties, fear, and powerlessness. Few performers have captured fragility and indecision better than Sharmila when she asks, “What if I am genuinely the goddess?” Doya transforms into a terrifying caricature as she buys into the myth of being the goddess.
Sharmila Tagore in Waqt
Waqt is among Tagore’s most commercially successful movies. For the entire principal cast, including the director Yash Chopra, the producer B R Chopra, and the actors Balraj Sahni, Sunil Dutt, Saadhana, Raaj Kumar, and Shashi Kapoor, it is a historic moment. Renu, a character played by Tagore and acted by Shashi Kapoor, is in love with Vijay. Five Filmfare Awards, including Best Director, were given to the movie.
The social drama in this Hrishikesh Mukherjee movie is set in the time just before independence. Tagore received appreciation for her performance as the primary female protagonist opposite Dharmendra’s role. The National Award for Best Hindi Film and the Filmfare Award for Best Dialogues was later won by Satyakam.
Sharmila Tagore in Aradhana
In the 1960s and 1970s, Sharmila Tagore and Rajesh Khanna were a famous duo. One of the pair’s critically praised and commercially successful movies was Aradhana. As a result of her unofficial marriage to her lover, Tagore’s character’s in-laws have decided to disown the pregnant woman.
One of Tagore’s best performances in her career is thought to have been in this movie. She received the Best Actress Filmfare Award. The Filmfare Award for Best Film and Best Male Playback Singer also went to Aradhana (Kishore Kumar).