To celebrate the 72nd birthday of Mr.Amitabh Bachchan and also to pay tribute to his contributions as an actor. It is very difficult to choose ten of his finest films but nevertheless, Movienasha compiled a list of Top 10 Amitabh Bachchan movies. We hope this will entice you to watch some. Here, almost all the movies listed below I personally watch and inspire me a lot. The numbers here are in any random order and do not suggest a level of greatness in the movie. Please leave a comment if you think differently and have something in mind which you want me to notice.
1. Zanjeer (1973)
Zanjeer is one of the best Hindi action-thriller movies directed and produced by Prakash Mehra. It was released in 1973 and stars Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Pran, Om Prakash, Ram Sethi, Ajit Khan, and Bindu. This was the birth of an angry young man and it is one that should never have been remade. Big B plays Vijay, an honest police officer who is jailed on false charges and after his release, plans to take revenge. Zanjeer is considered Big B’s original debut film especially because all the superhits that he delivered solo were made after this. The film became a Super Hit, collecting Rs 60 million at the box office.
2. Deewar (1975)
Deewar is an Indian crime drama film directed by Yash Chopra and produced by Gulshan Rai. It was released in 1975 starring Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Parveen Babi, Neetu Singh, Nirupa Roy, Satyendra Kapoor, Iftekhar, and Madan Puri. Deewar tells the story of a pair of impoverished brothers who, after their family is betrayed by the misplaced idealism of their father, struggle to survive on the streets of Mumbai. The most popular movie from Amitabh Bachchan movies. The famous dialogue of the film was that “Mere pass Bangla hai, gaddi hai, paisa hai, there pass kya hai?”, asks an arrogant Vijay of his brother Ravi, and backs come the legendary reply “Mere pass maa hai”. The film became a super hit at the box office and received many awards.
3. Sholay (1975)
Sholay is an Indian Hindi action-adventure film directed by Ramesh Sippy and produced by his father G.P. Sippy. It was released in 1975 starring Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar, Hema Malini, Jaya Bhaduri, and Amjad Khan. The film follows two criminals, Veeru and Jai, hired by a retired police officer to capture the ruthless Dacoit Gabbar Singh. Sholay is considered a classic and one of the best Indian films. It is a landmark film in Indian cinema. It was one of the first cult epics that Bollywood saw and also from the best Amitabh Bachchan movies. The film became a super hit at the box office, ranked first in the British Film Institute’s 2002 poll of “Top 10 Indian Films” of all time, and also won the 50th annual Filmfare Award and examined the top movies of Amitabh Bachchan.
4. Black (2005)
Black is an Indian drama film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. It was released in 2005 starring Amitabh Bachchan, Rani Mukerji, Shernaz Patel, Nandana Sen. Black revolves around a blind and deaf girl, and her relationship with her teacher, who himself later developed Alzheimer’s disease. The film draws inspiration from Helen Keller’s life and struggle. Michelle was a girl who lost her eyesight and hearing after recovering from an illness at the age of two and exists in a black world where she is isolated in the darkness of her own existence, trapped by her inability to see, hear and express. She grows up becoming more and more frustrated by the black and dark world around her. Ranked as one of the ten best movies of 2005 from across the globe by Time magazine (Europe) and also Amitabh Bachchan movies. It is only the fifth film to have won in all the major categories of the Filmfare Award.
5. Don (1978)
Don is an Indian action-thriller film directed by Chandra Barot and produced by Nariman Irani. It was released in 1978 starring Amitabh Bachchan, Zeenat Aman, Pran, Helen, Iftekhar. Amitabh Bachchan was the original Don. This is the story of Don and Don’s look-alike, Vijay, and how the fake takes over the role of the original helping the police bust his gang. He gave the unforgettable song “Khayke paan Banaras Vala”. The remake and sequel were released on 20 October 2006 and 23 December 2011, respectively. It was the third-grossing Bollywood movie of 1978 and was classified as a golden jubilee by box office India. Amitabh Bachchan movies are counted as the best.
6. Anand (1971)
After so many hit movies people are waiting for Amitabh Bachchan movies. Anand is an Indian drama film written and directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. It was released in 1971 starring Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan. The dialogue was written by Gulzar. It is widely considered one of the best films in the Hindi film industry and the role of Anand is regarded as one of Rajesh Khanna’s best roles. upon its release, the film was a major hit. It won numerous awards and enjoys cult status. Anand is definitely a must-watch! It is a tear-jerking film which will make you appreciate the gift of life on a whole new level. The film begins with a felicitation ceremony arranged by Dr. Bhaskar, who has just written a book titled Anand. Bhaskar is a cancer specialist and after the congratulatory speeches, he reveals that the book is not a work of fiction but taken from his own diary and pertains to his experiences with a real person named Anand.
7. Abhimaan (1973)
Abhimaan is a Bollywood musical drama film directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. It was released in 1973 starring Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Asrani, Bindu, and A.K. Hangal. The film was declared Hit by the Trade Guide, the Bollywood trade magazine published at the time. When it was released, audiences found similarities between the real-life couple Amitabh and Jaya, and the couple they portrayed on screen as Jaya’s career was stronger than Amitabh’s at the time. The Amitabh Bachchan movies made the people very happy. She won the Filmfare Best Actress Award for Abhimaan. According to authors Raju Bharatan, Hrishikesh Mukherjee based the film’s story on the life of singer Kishore Kumar and his first wife, Ruma Ghosh. The theme of the film bears a strong resemblance to “A Star Is born”.
8. Agneepath (1990)
Agneepath is an Indian crime drama film directed by Mukul S. Anand and produced by Yash Johar. It was released in 1990 starring Amitabh Bachchan, Mithun Chakraborty, Madhavi, Neelam Kothari, Danny Denzongpa, Rohini Hattangadi, and Alok Nath. The title was taken from a poem of the same name called ‘Agneepath’ which was penned by Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Amitabh’s father. Although the movie was a disaster at the box office, Agneepath has grown into a strong cult film over the years. Bachchan and Chakraborty received the National Film Award for Best Actor and Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award respectively for their performances. This is also one of the best Amitabh Bachchan movies. The film was remade in 2012 with the same title, by Johar’s son Karan Johar, as a tribute to his father.
9. Kaala Patthar (1979)
Kaala Patthar (English: Black Stone) is an Indian Bollywood action/drama film based on the Chasnala mining disaster. It was produced and directed by Yash Chopra. It was released in 1979 starring Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Raakhee Gulzar, Shatrughan Sinha, Neetu Singh, Parveen Babi, Prem Chopra, Parikshat Sahni, Poonam Dhillion, and Mac Mohan. The story was written by Salim-Javed. The film did average business at the box office. It was nominated for a Filmfare award. Vijay Pal Singh is a disgraced Merchant Navy captain who has been branded a coward, humiliated by society, and disowned by his parents for abandoning his ship and risking the lives of over 300 passengers.
10. Silsilla (1981)