A Tribute to Omer Sherrif -A Great Actor of Movies
I am not a regular visitor to English movies nowadays.But I was during my Bombay days.there was one movie House
called Aurora cinema near to the place where I was residing .In this movie house tickets used to be available
without reservation for the late night shows especially for English movies.in those days it was very difficult to
to visit a movie house without reservations.TV& U tube were not popular those days.U-Tube was not even introduced.
My most favourite film those days was" Mackenna's Gold" starring Gregory Peck and Omer Sharif.The other favorite
films were Arizona'Colt,Kill them all and come back alone,Dr.Zhivago,Lawrence of Arabia and many more.out of the
above ,Mackenna's Gold,Dr.Zhivago,and Lawrence of Arabia were movies in which The famous actor Omer Sharif ,who
passed away recently had outstanding roles to play.
Although, Lawrence of Arabia and Dr.Zhivago were the most acclaimed and award winning movies for Omer sharif which
in fact established his name in movie Industry,my favorite was Mackenna's Gold which had many thrilling sequences
and scenes.inspite of GregoryPeck being the hero of the film and the story the role of Omersharif and the style
of his speaking English were more attractive and mind catching than Gregory Peck.The film had many scenes of horse
rides and chasing which I am not sure which later on had anything to do with the style of Amitab Bachan,Dharmendra
and Sanjivkumar in the famous film of Hindi viz SHOLE.
OMER SHARIF recently died of Heart attack in a hospital in Cairo.He was 83.his co- Actress Hammama whom he had
married also died few days back.He has a son who acted as a child artist in the movie Dr.Zhivago representing
Dr.Zhivago as a child.He is from Egypt converted into Islam after marriage.he was a graduate from Cairo University
in Mathematics and Physics.
May his soul rest in eternal peace.