Audience used to laugh at the actor’s face, had a special attachment with Hrishikesh Mukherjee, became a ‘drunkard’ on the big screen

New Delhi. In the past, there have been many actors in Bollywood who made films memorable with their small roles. Today, we are going to talk about one such actor of the 70s-80s, who made the film a superhit from a hit with the characters of a few minutes. If you have seen films like ‘Sholay’, ‘Rakhwala’, ‘Bachpan’, ‘Maa Aur Mamta’, and ‘Golmaal’, then you will be well aware of this face. The actor who is being talked about here has played the role of ‘drunk’ in most of the films. With his excellent acting, he used to bring the character alive on the screen in such a way that the audience started feeling that he was acting drunk.

By now you must have understood that we are talking about Casto Mukherjee, a well-known comedian of the 70s and the pride of Hindi films. In that period, Casto Mukherjee had become such an identity that as soon as he appeared on the screen, theaters used to echo with thunderous applause. This actor, who became ‘Talli’ in films, was born in Kolkata. His journey from Kolkata to Mumbai was not easy at all.

Started with Bengali films-
Casto Mukherjee was always fond of theater and street plays. This Kolkata-based actor started his acting journey with Bengali films. For the first time, famous director Ritwik Ghatak gave him a chance in films. The actor met film maker Hrishikesh Mukherjee while working in Ritwik Ghatak’s Bengali film.

Appeared in most of Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s films-
Film maker Hrishikesh Mukherjee cast Casto Mukherjee in his film ‘Musafir’. The acting of the actor was well received in this film. After that the pair of this actor and director became such that then Hrishikesh Mukherjee started casting Casto in most of his films. These actors remained a part of Hindi and Bengali films.

Has worked in 90 films-
Casto Mukherjee acted in more than 90 films in his 3 decade long career. The interesting thing is that he played the role of a drunkard in most of the films. He made such an identity with his small character in films that till date the audience has not been able to forget him.

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