The Superstar of the Millennium, Amitabh Bachchan is truly an undisputed king of Bollywood. He won the “Greatest Star of Screen of the Millennium” title, beating several Hollywood legends, in a BBC online poll. Debuted in Saat Hindustani, his recent superhit film was Wazir. Here are the must-watch films of Big B.
Directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Anand has featured both Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan. Rajesh Khanna’s emotional performance as a cancer patient truly made everyone cry in the climax. Amitabh was a new face to the film industry but he did well and crowned as the Best Supporting Actor in Filmfare Award.
Directed by Ramesh Sippy, Sholay is the action-packed masala epic which is one of the most adrenaline-packed and entertaining films in Bollywood. Despite its huge 180-minute of length, this movie will definitely make you to crave more. Amitabh stands out with his epic performance in this film.
Zanzeer was the film which led Amitabh to earn the title of “Angry Young Man”. He started enjoying stardom after this film. He played a police officer Vijay who wants to end crimes of Teja (Ajit Khan) who sells drugs to the locals. For Indian cinema, it was a groundbreaking moment.
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Directed by Yash Chopra, He really gave exceptional performance in this crime drama. The film is based on two brothers on two different paths – Ravi (Shashi Kapoor) and Vijay (Amitabh Bachchan). Vijay is a smuggler who acquires status and wealth with his illegal business. On the other side, Ravi is an honest and highly decorated police officer. You should watch this Bollywood Masterpiece for Big B’s epic performance, great direction, exhilarating storyline.
Before doing this Yash Raj project, Amitabh was known for his “Angry Young Man” avatar in Sholay, Deewar and Zanjeer. With this love saga, Amitabh showed his romantic side.
This Manmohan Desai’s film is a must watch, not only for its critical and commercial success, but also for the lead roles of legendary actors – Vinod Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor. It is a saga of three brothers separated by their father.
The title may remind you of famous dialogue “Don ko Pakadna Mushkil hi Nahi, Namumkin Hai” or “Gyarah Mulko ki Police Don ki Talaash Kar Rahi Hai”. He played dual role of a badass yet cool gangster and a goofy guy. When you watch the film, you will admit that he was born to play as Don.
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You would be shocked if we say that this cult film was flop at box office, despite being applauded by audience and critics. Amitabh won the National Film Award as a “Best Actor”. The cult status of this movie was so huge that it was remade in 2012.
It is the typical Amitabh Bachchan film which roars at the Box office to the utmost degree. Its spellbinding music, intense story and great performance of Big B made him the showstopper. The film is based on the dramatic events affecting the ups and downs in the life of Sikandar (Amitabh) and his childhood ladylove Kaamna (Rakhee Gulzar).
After Kabhi Kabhie, Silsila is yet another romantic film starring Amitabh Bachchan. The brave storyline and remarkable performance of Amitabh made it one of the best films done by him. It is based on a writer Amit (Amitabh) who gets into relationship with Chandni (Rekha) but separated because of uncertain events. Air Force pilot and Amit’s brother Shekhar (Shashi Kapoor) dies in plane crash. He had no other choice to marry his brother’s girlfriend Shobha (Jaya Bachchan) who has Shekhar’s child.