Amitabh Bachchan Birthday Special – Top 5 Movies You Can’t Miss

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Amitabh Bachchan Birthday Special – The ‘Shehenshaah’ of Bollywood turns 78!

“Bad times either destroy you or make you strong enough to be who you actually are.”

~ Amitabh Bachchan

The Journey from Amitabh Bachchan to ‘The Big B’

Amitabh Harivansh Bachchan, generally known as Amitabh Bachchan was born in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh on 11 October 1942. 

The year 1969 started the rise of Amitabh as a star in Indian cinema as he made his debut in Saat Hindustani. From then on, he never had to look back as every step he made in his life gifted him with success and glory.

Let’s see the journey of Amitabh Bachchan as an actor by reviewing a list of 5 best movies to date by him.


Top 5 Movies Of Amitabh Bachchan

Zanjeer

 Zanjeer
(1973) on IMDb

Director: Prakash Mehra

Writers: Javed Akhtar

Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Pran

Even though Amitabh made his debut as an actor in 1969, it was Zanjeer that gave him a breakthrough in his career.

Zanjeer, directed by Prakash Mehra was released in 1973. Amitabh played the role of an honest cop and the movie was about how his character tries to get hold of a crime lord who was the reason for his parents’ death.

The movie was a huge success in the box office and gifted Amitabh an image of an action star.

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Sholay

 Sholay
(1975) on IMDb

Director: Ramesh Sippy

Writers: Javed Akhtar, Salim Khan

Starring: Sanjeev Kumar, Dharmendra, Amitabh Bachchan

Let it be the 90’s generation or the 20’s generation, they never know an Amitabh Bachchan without knowing Sholay.

Sholay directed by Ramesh Sippy was not only one of the most successful movies in Amitabh’s career, but it was and is still treated as one of the evergreen movies ever made in Indian Cinema.

Sholay had a very rich casting with stars such as Dharmendra, Amjad Khan, Hema Malini, Jaya Bachchan, etc.

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Amar Akbar Anthony

 Amar, Akbar and Anthony
(1977) on IMDb

Director: Manmohan Desai

Writers: Smt. Jeevanprabha M. Desai, Kader Khan

Starring: Vinod Khanna, Rishi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan

Amar, Akbar, and Anthony are three brothers who got separated due to family circumstances and was brought up in three entirely different life situations and faiths.

Amar Akbar Anthony was directed by Manmohan Desai and the role of the three brothers were portrayed by Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna, and Rishi Kapoor.

he movie due to its hilarious execution backed up by brilliant performances of the trio became a huge hit with people still remembering the dialogues of the movie.

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Don

 Don
(1978) on IMDb

Director: Chandra Barot

Writers: Javed Akhtar, Salim Khan

Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Zeenat Aman, Pran

‘Don ko pakadna mushkil hi nahi, namumkin hai…’ – I’d be really surprised if I happened to see an Indian, especially a North Indian, who don’t know this dialogue.

Don which was released in 1978 became one of the highest-grossing films that year in which Amitabh played a dual role.

One of the characters played by Amitabh was that of a ‘Vijay’, a man who dwelled in the streets of Mumbai who had a stunning resemblance to an underworld don.

The unique storyline of this movie prompted moviemakers to remake this to multiple languages after its huge success.

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Agneepath

 The Path of Fire
(1990) on IMDb

Director: Mukul Anand

Writers: Kader Khan

Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Mithun Chakraborty, Madhavi

People who have watched Agneepath will never forget Amitabh’s ‘Vijay Deenanath Chawhan’ and his stellar performance on-screen.

Agneepath was released in 1990, directed by Mukul S. Anand starring Mithun Chakraborthy, Alok Nath, Danny Denzongpa, Neelam Kothary, etc. Alongside Amitabh Bachchan.

The plot of Agneepath was inspired by a poem with the same name penned by Amitabh’s father, Amitabh Bachchan received an award for Best Actor during the 38th National Film Awards.

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Final Words

Mr. Amitabh Bachchan was honored with Padma Shri by the Govt of India in 1984, with Padma Bhushan in 2001, and Dhadha Saheb Phalke award in 2019. Apart from being an exceptional actor, Amitabh is an occasional singer, a politician, a businessman, and also a TV show host.

Well, that’s not it. The actor, despite acting in more than 200 movies and delivering numerous hits and unforgettable performances, is still busy with a handful of movies at a time in 2020.

A few of his upcoming movies are Brahmastra, Jhund, Chehre, Tera Yaar Hoon Main, etc. According to the latest update, Amitabh has also nodded yes to be a part of a big-budget movie directed by Nag Ashwin starring Prabhas which will be a PAN Indian release.

This shows that the actor is still very much on-demand and is loved by people not only nationally but globally for his performances.