Rishte mein toh hum tumhare baap hote hain, Naam hai Shahenshah, goes a popular line from one of his movies and his baritone is unmistakable. No prizes for guess who it is. It is Amitabh Bachchan who is celebrating his 75th birthday today. The Padma Vibhushan awardee and Knight of the Legion of Honour winner, Bachchan remains the talk of tinsel town till date. Bachchan’s career has spanned more than four decades and he has appeared in almost 200 odd Indian films.
While fans still shake a leg to Bachchan’s hit songs through these forty years, some of his classic hits and recent releases remain the most watched movies of all times in Bollywood. Here is a walk-through of some of his best films that have left a mark in Bollywood and made the box-office happy through the years. Here is the look at 14 most iconic Amitabh Bachchan movies on his birthday.
A look at 7 Most iconic Amitabh Bachchan Movies on his Birthday
One of the longest-running films in Bollywood alongside being one of his most appreciated works this 1975 film took off at the box office only in its third week. Making close to Rs 35 crore at the box office, Sholay remains a favorite of Bachchan’s fans across the globe. No hardcore fan can forget the now famous line from the movie: ‘Tumrahara Naam kya hai Basanti’. Let’s not forget the party favorite dance number Mehebooba Mehebooba from the movie.
This is one of the most endearing Hindi movie ever made. The movie is a true masala movie in all senses which has an equal dose of romance, action, and emotion. The film, which is based on the lost and found the theme, is about three brothers separated from their parents and each other in childhood and raised in three different faiths, Hinduism, Islam, and Christianity.
It was his first step towards becoming a superstar. His character of Inspector Vijay created an instant buzz in the industry. As a result, the movie earned a total of 60 million INR and Bachchan won the love of lakhs of Indians.
Yash Chopra’s Deewaar was another Superhit movie of Amitabh Bachchan career. Deewaar received Filmfare Best Movie Award in 1975 and 4th Highest grossing Bollywood film of 1975. It is a story of two brothers Vijay and Ravi played by Amitabh Bachchan and Shashi Kapoor respectively.
Don was the third-highest grossing Bollywood movie of 1978 and was classified a golden jubilee by Box Office India. Amitabh played the dual role of Don and Vijay in this movie. Amitabh received Filmfare Award for the Best Actor for Don.
Remembered most of its songs, ‘Abhimaan’ saw a riveting performance from Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan.
This Hindi drama was solely taken by Rajesh Khanna for his tragic and heart touching performance. But Amitabh also gave an equally great performance in terms of acting and depicting his emotions. In this venture, Amitabh played the character of Bhaskar Banerjee who is his doctor and the only strong support during the critical stage. Amitabh’s role in this movie was quite muscular and this was one of the best movies to choose from. One thing Amitabh Bachchan thought to every person was to accept the gift of life and take it to a different level.