The titan of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan, celebrates his birthday today and we should consider ourselves privileged to see him still rocking at 76. Let us check out 5 films that proves that no one is like him.
1. Agneepath (1990)
Amitabh Bachchan as Vijay Deenanath Chauhan was enigmatic. Amitabh Bachchan infused the character of Vijay with fine details like the way he talks, emotes expression that you can’t just take your eyes off him. Despite the box office failure, Agneepath developed the cult status with the movie goers. It also garnered him the National Film Award for Best Actor.
2. Sholay (1975)
Considered to be one of the greatest movie of all time, Sholay was ahead of its time. Amitabh Bachchan as Jai was one of the strongest pillar of Ramesh Sippy directed action flick. Dialogues like “Basanti, Tumhara Naam Kya Hai ” and “Maine Toh Pehle Se Hi Apni Aankhen Band Karli” spoken in husky voice by Big B made him a household name. The climax scene is considered to be one of the best acted scene by Amitabh Bachchan.
3. Black (2005)
Brilliantly directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Black was one of the finest performance by Amitabh Bachchan who plays a sophisticated teacher suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and assist in uplifting the world of a blind child, beautifully portrayed by Rani Mukherjee. Amitabh Bachchan received his second National Film Award for Best Actor at the 53rd National Film Awards, fourth Filmfare Award for Best Actor and second Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for his performance.
4. Paa (2009)
Amitabh Bachchan did what no other actor think of doing at his age when he transformed himself into a role of Auro, a progeria patient in R. Balki’s Paa. Amitabh spent ton of time putting up energy to look like Auro that you will not be able to recognize him in the film. His impeccable acting earned his third National Award for Best Actor.
5. Piku (2015)
A journey of strong bond between Father and daughter, friendship with a stranger and understanding the purpose of life, Piku was one hell of a ride with funny moments that will tickle your funny bone. Amitabh Bachchan as nagging Bengali father was outstanding. The role of Hypochondriasis earned him his fourth National Award for Best Actor.