Watch these iconic movies of Amitabh Bachchan with your children.
Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan turned 76 today. On the occasion of his birthday, we bring you some of his iconic movies that you will surely enjoy watching with your kids.
This movie won the praise with its beautiful portrayal of the father-son relationship. Amitabh Bachchan is quite convincing in the role of a boy diagnosed with a rare genetic condition known as progeria, which has him looking five times older than his real age. Vidya Balan and Abhishekh Bachchan play his parents.
Starring Amitabh Bachchan as the ghost (Bhoothnath), along with Juhi Chawla and Aman Siddiqui, and a guest appearance by Shah Rukh Khan, the movie revolves around the innocent friendship and love between a ghost, who was once abandoned by his family, and a child. Bhoothnath is unable to scare children even in the sequel titled Bhoothnath Returns (2014). The second movie is a political satire on corrupt practices in India that Bhoothnath fights against with his friend Akhrot, a young boy.
Bachchan’s unparalleled acting skills attain new heights in his role as an eccentric teacher (Debraj Sahai) to a deaf and mute girl played by Rani Mukerji. Debraj is harsh and cruel in his methods but is eventually able to educate the girl.
Satte pe Satta (1982)
In this movie, Amitabh Bachchan plays the role of the oldest brother, taking care of his other brothers, who are orphaned and uneducated. Amitabh holds the attention of the audience throughout the movie, first as the unsophisticated brother, followed by a husband madly in love and then, a villain.
As the title of the movie itself suggests, Yaarana is the story of undying friendship between two friends (payed by Amitabh Bachchan and Amjad Khan) who make sacrifices and fight all odds to help each other. Not to forget Amitabh’s superhit dance number Saara Zamaana Haseeno ka Deewana, where he dons an attire fitted with electric bulbs that he operated himself, something that is still fresh in our minds.
Amar Akbar Anthony (1977)
This iconic movie narrates the story of three brothers, played by Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor and Vinod Khanna, who are separated in childhood and adopted by other families, each of a different faith-Hinduism, Islam and Christianity. Through its comic elements, the movie turns out to be a commentary on religious tolerance. Amitabh plays the role of Anthony Gonsalves, who, thanks to his one-liners and catchy songs, continues to be a favourite among people even today.