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Top 10 Movies of Amitabh Bachchan

Top 10 movies of Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan or the Big B is the world’s most popular actor. He is widely recognised as one of the greatest and most important actors in Indian and world cinema history. The 81-year-old is Bollywood’s most famous star, having appeared in over 200 films since the early 1970s. He has around 36.1 million Instagram followers and 48.6 million Twitter followers.

Here is a list of Amitabh Bachchan’s Top 10 Films. A collection of must-see films starring Amitabh Bachchan.

1. PINK (2016)
Director: Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Angad Bedi, Amit Baisoya

Pink is a major critical and financial success story about three women who are sexually attacked by a group of well-connected men, only to be tormented further by a patriarchal court system. Bachchan portrays a senior lawyer who comes out of retirement to defend the three housemates when the cops hassle them for reporting their attack and charge them with attempted murder after they act in self-defense.

2. SILSILA  (1981)
Director: Yash Chopra
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Rekha

Marriage does not imply that you cease loving the person you haven’t married (or that you begin love the person you have). This home truth, which had previously been limited to hushed whispers, was revealed in Silsila in a loud and up-close manner.The film stars Jaya and Amitabh Bachchan, as well as Rekha, and the real-life casting was too near for comfort for the public. The picture was not a box office success when it was first released, but it has since gained cult significance. The songs from the film, such as Neela Aasman, Ye Kahaan Aa Gaye Hum, and Dekha Ek Khwaab, gave the film a poetic resonance.

3. ZANJEER (1973)
Director : Prakash Mehra
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan,  Jaya Bhaduri, Pran, Om Prakash

Zanjeer is a gritty microcosm of the life of an honest police officer  beginning with Bachchan dreaming about a runaway horse and ending with him having avenged his parent’s murders. The film is jam-packed with twisted characters and scumbags.

4. PAA (2009)
Director: R. Balki
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Vidya Balan, Paresh Rawal, Jaya Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan played a resourceful 12-year-old boy who suffers from a rare genetic disease called progeria, which causes children to age faster. Here he changes his age in the sense that he plays a character who is physically 70 years old but has the mental agility of a 12 year old. His multi-layered acting and energy were truly unparalleled.

5. SHOLAY (1975)
Director: Ramesh Sippy
Cast:  Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Amjad Khan, Hema Malini, Jaya Bachachan

A cult classic that later gained international fame, Sholay is also considered one of the best Indian films ever made. This epic action-adventure film was made over two years  and lasts nearly 200 minutes. The film borrows elements from spaghetti westerns, samurai cinema and Indian dacoit films of the 1940s and 1950s. A rising star at the time, Sholay would be one of the films alongside Deewaar cemented Bachchan’s reign as a classic Bollywood actor.

6. PIKU (2015)
Director: Shoojit Sircar
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Irrfan Khan, Moushumi Chatterjee

Piku Bannerjee the lead, is played by Deepika Padukone. She is in love with her widowed father Bhaskhor Bannerjee (Amitabh Bachchan) but at the same time is often irritated by him because of his eccentricity. The bond between them is palpable. Overall, it was a hugely satisfying film containing some mature performances.

7. BLACK (2005)
Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Rani Mukerji

The film is partly based on the life and struggles of Helen Keller. The film follows a young woman struggling with  blindness and hearing loss  and how a talented teacher brings light to her dark world. Bachchan plays a strict teacher to the blind and deaf in Rani Mukerji. His personality and despite his harshness, a bond is gradually formed between them. Bachchan has brought out the entire charm and made sure you understand the morbid details.
8. DON (1978)
Director: Chandra Barot
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Zeenat Aman, Pran, Iftekhar

Don, a wanted criminal, is killed in a police pursuit. DSP D’Silva is the only one who knows about his death, and he trains Don-lookalike Vijay to take down the gang. However, Vijay is in danger from both the police and his gang. The film was the third highest grossing film in 1978. The film was remade in 2006 with Sharukh Khan in the lead role, and a sequel was released in 2011.

9. AGNEEPATH (1990)
Director: Mukul S Anand
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Mithun Chakraborty, Madhavi, Neelam Kothari, Danny Denzongpa, Alok Nath

Amitabh Bachchan has played Vijay in endless movies however his starting scene in Agneepath, where he says his complete name, Vijay Dinanath Chauhan, turned into a fury when the film delivered and has turned into a notorious dialogue from that point onward. The film conveyed shades of Al Pacino’s Scarface (1983). On one level, it’s a revenge actioner, but on another, it’s a soft family show. Bachchan appears to be ready to shoot his opponents to hell, but he has a soft heart that beats for his mother, wife, and sister. His motivation for becoming a lawbreaker is to exact revenge on those who have wronged him.

10. BHAGHBAN (2003)
Director: Ravi Chopra
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Heema Malini, Mahima Chaudhry, Paresh Rawal

Baghban is a story about Raj Malhotra, his family, his wife Pooja, and his four children. Like a gardener, (BHAGHBAN)who grow and takes care of a tree, expecting that it would provide him shade when he gets old, similarly Raj cares for his children, hoping to enjoy their shade when he ages. However, when he resigns, his children are not ready to take responsibility, requiring them to rely on the outcasts’ neighborliness. Baghban focuses on Raj’s struggle and triumph over hardship.


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