Amitabh Bachchan- The True Icon Of Indian Cinema

Amitabh Bachchan is the biggest superstar of Indian cinema. His career has spanned nearly five decades and he has managed to deliver hits after hits. Later he also transitioned to television with his super successful show “Kaun Banega Crorepati”. Apart from this Amitabh Bachchan has a baritone voice which has also won the hearts of viewers across the globe.

Given below are some of the top movies of Amitabh Bachchan-

1. Zanjeer-

Zanjeer revolutionized Indian cinema in the 1970s. The whole era of mushy, sappy romantic movies was changed and a new era was ushered. Crime action movies were introduced which went on to become a rage. Amitabh Bachchan as “The Angry Young Man” who was a brooding, angry person who fights back when pushed aside became an icon.  Zanjeer shifted Indian cinema a violent and aggressive direction as it reflected anger of the masses. Since India suffered from corruption and bad economic growth and the layman was frustrated and angry, Amitabh Bachchan was the new hero, who was courageous enough to fight against the wrongs while upholding morality. The movie was a huge success, and launched Amitabh Bachchan to super stardom.

2. Deewar-

Mirroring the highly charged, socio-political climate of 1970s India, “Deewar” tells the story of two poor brothers who, after their family is betrayed, due to the misplaced idealism of their father, struggle to survive in the slums of Mumbai, and later on find themselves on the opposite sides of the law. The deewar (“wall”) of the title is the wall that has come up between the two brothers, drawn apart by fate and circumstances in a time of socio-political turmoil. Amitabh Bachchan’s character “Vijay” was inspired by Mumbai’s underworld gangster Haji Mastan. With its anti-establishment themes, the movie had a huge impact on Indian cinema and Bachchan’s criminal anti-hero vigilante character resonated with the audience.

3. Sholay-

The movie “Sholay” is a cult classic and ranked first in the British Film Institute’s 2002 poll of “Top 10 Indian Films of all time. Written by Salim Javed, the movie is about two criminals, Veeru and Jai ( essayed by Dharmendra and Amitabh Bachchan), hired by a retired police officer (Sanjeev Kumar) to capture the dacoit, Gabbar Singh (Amjad Khan). Hema Malini and Jaya Bhaduri star as the love interests of Veeru and Jai. Though not an instant hit, Sholay became a record-breaking hit due to favorable word of mouth publicity.

4. Amar Akbar Anthony-

Vinod Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor along with Shabana Azmi, Parveen Babi and Neetu Singh starred in the main roles. It is a story of three brothers who are separated in childhood and adopted by three families of different faiths- Hinduism, Islam, and Christianity. One becomes a policeman, the other a singer and the last one the owner of a liquor bar. The movie deals with religious tolerance and also has popular songs, one liners and the character of Anthony Gonsalves played by Amitabh Bachchan played by Amitabh Bachchan became an icon among the masses. Amitabh Bachchan is thus a stalwart who has towered over everyone all these years and still continues to entertain his audience. To download Amitabh Bachchan’s movies go to vidmate apk.