It was not easy to challenge the status quo of the macho angry or the handsome romantic heros in 70s and 80s almost like a defiance, and still emerge as an endearing leading man who was like the common man on the road! His pangs, his humor, his yearning to get his girl were all real, whether it was Golmaal, Chhoti Si Baat, Baaton Baaton Me, Naram Garam, Chitchor, Ranjnigandha, Apne Paraye or Gharonda! He also challenged himself out of his own comfort zone in Bhumika, Khamosh or Ankahee. When he went behind the camera, he gave us the vibrant but underrated Paheli!
Accomplished and talented artists like him are rare gem!
Happy 74th Amol Palekar!