Main Sundar Hoon was a remake of 1964 Tamil hit film ‘Server Sundaram’ and was released in year 1971. It had Leena Chadravarkar and Biswajeet as main lead actors and Mehmood was cast as Sundar, a waiter who later becomes a celebrity. It was a very simple and realistic performance by Mehmood and earned him a nomination at Filmfare Awards in best comedy category. Although it was not a blockbuster hit, it was a decent hit and was appreciated by critics.
In the Tamil original, Mehmood’s role was played by Nagesh and the film established Nagesh as an actor and not just a comedian and made him a legend of Tamil cinema.