Amitabh Bachchan birthday: Then and now, check out Big B’s iconic journey in photos
Amitabh Bachchan is associated with some of the most evergreen cinematic pieces of the industry undoubtedly. With a career spanning over 40 years, Amitabh Bachchan for a reason has been deemed as the 'Shehenshah of Bollywood.'' At 75, when most actors are not even on the silver screen anymore, Big B is still going strong and giving actors half his age a run for their money. On his 75th birthday take a look at some of Amitabh Bachchan's most memorable journey which is as evergreen as the actor himself:
Saat Hindustani Amitabh Bachchan debuted with this movie in the year 1969. The film was directed by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas which portrays the heroism of seven Indians who attempt to overthrow the colonial rule of the Portuguese in Goa.
Zanjeer Zanjeer was pathbreaking in many ways. This movie paved Amitabh's career drew the attention of the audience as well ad the director. The movie changed the trend of how Hindi films portrayed romance. It brought in a wave of change in the industry.
Sholay Sholay can be regarded as Amitabh Bachchan's biggest ever. Though it had an ensemble cast starring Jaya Bachchan, Hema Malini, Dharmendra and Sanjeev Kumar, yet Amitabh Bachchan as Jay is an evergreen character. The dialogues, character, songs are fresh even to this day. Ram Gopal Verma attempted a remake of this cult classic but the film nowhere got there despite starring Amitabh Bachchan. (IE)
Amar Akbar Anthony Amar Akbar Anthony is one of the most endearing Hindi movies 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 theme, is about three brothers separated from their parents and each other in childhood. (IE)
Silsila Silsila starring the evergreen pair Rekha and Amitabh was cinematic brilliance by director Yash Chopra. Once panned by the critics according to Amitabh Bachchan, the movie is regarded as a classic today. The movie was a box-office disappointment. (Twitter)
Coolie Bachchan had got critically injured on the sets of Coolie while filming a fight scene with co-star Puneet Issar which almost cost him his life. But the movie was a blockbuster hit and is one of his biggest hit.
Sarkar This Ram Gopal Verma movie is a political crime thriller. It is the first installment of the Sarkar film series. The film is inspired by The Godfather.
Black The cathartic story of a young woman played by Rani Mukherjee, who can't see, hear or talk and the teacher (Amitabh Bachchan) who brings a ray of light into her dark world. Sanjay Leela Bhansali beautifully depicts the story and both Amitabh and Rani seep into the skin of the characters making it a compelling watch. (IE)
Piku This movie beautifully essays the father and daughter relationship by not following the stereotypic lines. The father-daughter bond movie was one of the best movies Bachchan starred recently. Deepika as the daughter and Bachchan as the father made for an adorable father-daughter duo. (IE)
Pink Pink is a courtroom drama which is directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury. The film received critical acclaim and received National Film Award. The movie garnered a lot of applause for tackling the issue in a sensitive manner. (IE)
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