We are lucky to see the magic of cinema spelled by Amitabh Bachchan who set the silver screen on fire with his grace, persona and impeccable acting skills.
An actor who was rejected for voice and laughed for his height. Amitabh Bachchan has transformed over the years with the roles he experimented and has come out success. As Big B turns 80 today, we foray into his filmography to check his unique choice of characters, making him an experimental actor.
Probably the best performance of his career, Amitabh Bachchan nailed it with his role as Lang in Mukul Anand’s Agneepath. Agneepath was a landmark film in Amitabh Bachchan’s career for which he won his first National Award for best actor.
Black ( 2005)
A remake of a Turkish film, Benim Dunyam, Sanjay Leela Bhansali directed Black earned Amitabh Bachchan his second National Award for best actor in which he plays an alcoholic teacher to a deaf and blind woman, Michelle, played by Rani Mukerji. The versatile actor emoted so accurately through his facial expression that it was difficult to imagine anyone else in the role.
When the first look of Amitabh Bachchan playing the role of Progeria-affected son to his real-life son, Abhishek Bachchan, in R. Balki directed Paa, everyone was left stunned with his near-to-perfection make up. Amitabh Bachcha gave yet another memorable performance which earned him his third National Award for best actor.
Shoojit Sircar strives for excellence in cinema focusing on human relationship, strong bonding between characters and acting style which approximates real life and is relatively free of contrivance and device. Piku was a nice dramady with mind blowing performance by Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan who vehemently carried the film on their shoulder. Amitabh Bachchan once again proves his versatility when he won his fourth National Award for his nagging and yet funny character as Bhashkor Banerjee.
Pink was one such hair-raising film which is definitely difficult to digest as it gives you goosebumps and eye-popping experience. A big clap for the director Aniruddha Roy for a fantastic characters details defined in 136 minutes. Amitabh Bachchan was a knight in shining armor. Watch out for him in the second half when he questions the witnesses in the courtroom. It was unforgettable performance which should be lauded for its sheer brilliance.