10 all time favourites of Big B
Amitabh Bachchan, fondly known as Big B is a living legend in India and possibly around the world. If you don't know who he is then be prepared for gasps of disbelief by every single soul in India. He was born on October 11, 1942 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. The 74 year old began his career in Saat Hindustani. Be that as it may, it's a little known fact that his actual beginning was prior to that as a narrator in award-winning film, Bhavan Shome.
His ongoing long career has been through several ups and downs. Inspite of that he’s Bollywood's titan with his tremendous strength to bounce back much stronger and victorious with each stumbling block. We’ve listed some of his greatest movies in chronological order (Well, almost!). Although there are tons more which deserve to be entered into the list, we had an extremely hard time narrowing it down to just 10.
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1. Zanjeer (1973)
The emergence of the angry young man.
Vijay witnessed the brutal murder of his parents as a child. He grows up to be an honest police officer, but is soon suspended on false charges, only to realize it was because of the one man why his parents aren't alive. Looking for answers, he’s determined to find the killer of his parents along with a street-wise girl and a Pathan, both who he met along the way.
2. Abhimaan (1973)
Subir, a professional singer meets a village girl Uma, who surprisingly also sings. They get married, and he returns to Mumbai with his bride. As Subir continues with his career he also nurtures Uma as a singer. Soon Uma’s singing career flourishes, while his falters and she eventually becomes more famous. This only provoked his jealousy and ego, which tears apart the marriage. The couple separates and has a miscarriage. Will they be able to get over this pickle and reunite?
3. Deewar (1975)
Two brothers: Vijay and Ravi Verma have very different career paths. Vijay starts out as a boot polisher, dockyard worker and then becomes a leading smuggler of the underworld. Ravi a policeman is asked to arrest some of the most notorious criminals and smugglers, including his brother. Will Vijay continue to do his crimes or will he join his family to lead a good and honest life?
4. Sholay (1975)
Thakur Baldev Singh, a police officer has his family killed by a bandit terrorizing the village of Ramgarh, Gabbar Singh. The officer gets two small time convicts, to help him find and seek vengeance on Gabbar. Along the way, the two faces ups and downs, but will they be able to risk their lives and nab the dangerous bandit?
5. Chupke Chupke (1975)
Parimal a botany professor and Sulekha meet on a hill station, fall in love and marry. But Parimal soon finds himself jealous of Raghav, Sulekha’s brother-in-law who she idolizes. So along with Sulekha, he plans to play a major prank on Raghav who he hasn't met. He pretends to be a driver and gets hired to work for Raghav. Sulekha and Parimal fool him into thinking that they’re having an affair. It only gets better when Parimal has his friends in on the joke too- Prashant, a Bombay businessman, and Sukumar (Amitabh), an English professor. Sukumar pretends to be the real Parimal and falls in love with Vasudha, Prashant’s sister.
6. Amar Akbar Anthony (1977)
When Kishan Lal gets out of jail, he comes home to find his wife who is seriously ill and his three boys are living in poverty, who’s responsibility was given to his mob boss, Robert. Kishan is on the hunt for revenge but only to find himself in a more of a situation when he accidently runs away with a car containing gold. He takes his sons to a park and asks them to wait till he’s back, when he’s actually on the run from Robert’s men. Meanwhile, the three boys are found and get separated. They are adopted by a Hindu policeman, a Muslim tailor and a Catholic priest. Years later the boys reunite and get caught in a series of unlikely incidents. Will they be able to overcome the struggles and reunite with their family?
7. Silsila (1981)
Brothers Shekhar a military pilot, and Amit a writer were orphaned at a very young age. Shekhar is happily engaged to Shobha and Amit is head over heels with a pretty and young, Chandni. But their happiness is shortlived, when Shekhar is killed in a plane crash. Shobha is pregnant and devastated by the tragedy. Seeing her plight, Amit feels it’s his duty to forget his love and marry Shobha. Chandni is heartbroken by the news. Tragedy strikes again when Shobha loses her child in a car accident. With nothing to hold Amit and Shobha together anymore, they drift apart. Amit and Chandni meet and revive their love. They soon have secret rendezvous, only to have it found out by Shobha’s cousin, Khulbhushan a Police Inspector, who's dead set on exposing it.
8. Kaala Patthar (1979)
Vijay Pal Singh, is humiliated by society, and disowned by his parents for being a disgrace for turning his back on his ship and passengers. He starts to work for a coal mine to repress his actions and the consequences faced. The mine which is controlled by Dhanraj Puri, is careless and irresponsible with poor working conditions given to his miners.One day the lives of the poor miners are put to danger when water forced it’s way out through one of the tunnels. Vijay is determined to not to make the same mistake once again, but will he be able to make a difference this time?
9. Baghbaan (2003)
Raj and Pooja Malhotra have been married for 40 years, showing abundance love to their four sons as well as a boy who they adopted and treated like on of their own. When their children grow up to have families and lives of their own, their parents don't become a priority. When Raj retires, none of the children wants to take up the hassle of looking after their parents. Instead the sons and their wives decided to separate the couple by making them live separately with their sons in different places. Thinking it's for the best and not to upset the sons they agree. But they soon realize that they're not being properly treated for sacrificing everything they had for the upbringing of the boys. They take matters into their own hands and things take an unexpected turn, hopefully for the better.
10. Paa (2009)
Auro, born out of wedlock, is an intelligent boy with a rare genetic disorder, Progeria, that causes him to age much faster than normal. Mentally he's barely 13, but phsyically looks almost 5 times older. Amol Atre a politician decides to encourage students of a local high school by awards, and this is given to Auro. Turns out, this created a lot of unwanted attention. So his mother and grandmother sends Amol a furious email and he apologizes by offering to take Auro to Delhi to see the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Amol does not show up, and Auro is disappointed. But it does not end there, Auro's health is on a decline and he finds out his father is alive.