Top 5 Movies of Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan is the only Indian actor who has constantly maintained his fame since starting his film career in 1969 with his movies selling like hot cakes even today. He has an air about him which makes him to hold the peak position through these many decades; whatever role is given he does it exceptionally well. Mr. Bachchan Senior has been awarded innumerable awards for his roles. Here are some of his top-notch movies from the yesteryears until today.
1. Bombay to Goa
Bombay to Goa (1972) is directed by S. Ramanathan, starring Amitabh Bachchan, Aruna Irani and Mehmood. Bombay to Goa is a light-hearted comedy with a thread of unconnected events unfolding despite having a storyline. Mala (Aruna) gets on a bus to Goa after realizing that the men who were supposedly helping her were in fact crooks. Ravi (Amitabh) hops on the bus right in time to save Mala. Amitabh’s role in this movie involves less violence as compared to most of his movies.
Sholay (1975) was directed by Ramesh Sippy and starred Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra and Hema Malini. Sholay is one of the best-selling films of the Indian movie screen. At the time, the film crew was hesitant having Amitabh on the screen because he was fairly new to the industry. Later, they realized that no other actor would have done the job so well. Amitabh Bachchan plays Jai, silent and strong-willed with a sarcastic sense of humour at every corner; carrying himself with an air of dignity despite being a crook.
Don (1978) was directed by Chandra Barot, starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Zeenat Aman and Pran. After the real Don (Amitabh) dies the police hire Vijay (also Amitabh), a Don look-alike, to arrest all of his underworld men. It is a perfect masala movie with Amitabh given the ideal role with stylish shades and shoes and a high-class attitude, clearly impersonating a real Don. He does a great job playing double roles.
4. Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Ghum
Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Ghum (2001) was directed by Karan Joharand the star cast included Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Hritikh Roshan and Kareena Kapoor Amitabh plays Raichand, the head of an orthodox Indian family. After he finds out that Rahul (SRK) wants to marry a girl from the lower classes of the society (Kajol) he expresses a strong disapproval which results in Rahul leaving with his wife and settling in the UK. Amitabh’s role of aristocracy in the film comes naturally as it does in most of his films. His role as a father is well performed.
Paa (2009) is directed by R. Balakrishnan and the star cast include Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan and Vidya Balan. For Amitabh, Paa was one of the most challenging projects of his career yet he made sure he kept up his fame. At the age of 67, Amitabh takes on a role of a 13 year old affected by progeria and a son of Abhishek and Vidya. He even manages to maintain a voice as that of a 13-year-old. It is an emotional story of a father and his son (who in real life are son and father respectively) affected by a premature aging disease.
There are many more memorable movies of the actor and we hope that Big B will give us many more such movies to be cherished for the times to come.