List Headline Image
Updated by Amit Amola on Jan 15, 2018
Headline for Best movies of Amitabh Bachchan
 REPORT
Amit Amola Amit Amola
Owner
44 items   8 followers   38 votes   3.8k views

Best movies of Amitabh Bachchan

The veteran Bollywood actor who is considered one of the best...the Big B....Amitabh Bacchan's best movies are listed here....

1

Sholay

Sholay

Sholay is a 1975 Hindi action-adventure film directed by Ramesh Sippy and produced by his father G. P. Sippy. The film follows two criminals, Veeru and Jai (played by Dharmendra and Amitabh Bachchan), hired by a retired police officer (Sanjeev Kumar) to capture the ruthless dacoit (bandit) Gabbar Singh (Amjad Khan). Hema Malini and Jaya Bhaduri also star, as Veeru and Jai's love interests. Sholay is considered a classic and one of the best Indian films. It was ranked first in the British Film Institute's 2002 poll of "Top 10 Indian Films" of all time. In 2005, the judges of the 50th annual Filmfare Awards named it the Best Film of 50 Years.

Wikipedia

Zanjeer

Zanjeer is a 1973 Hindi action-thriller film directed and produced by Prakash Mehra, starring Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Pran, Ajit and Bindu. The movie changed the trend from romantic films to action films and pioneered Amitabh's new image of a brooding but explosive person who fights back when cornered. He was now known as "The Angry Young Man." The film ended the era of Rajesh Khanna and started a new wave in Hindi Cinema. At a time, when India was suffering from corruption, low economic growth etc., and the common man was left with frustration and anger over the system, Hindi Cinema turned violent and aggressive. Reflecting the anger of the masses, Amitabh Bachchan became the new hero, who had the courage to fight against the wrong and maintaining moral values at the same time. This film also ended the struggling period for Amitabh and turned him into a rising star. Zanjeer, thus remains an important film in the history of Indian Cinema and is regarded as a classic today. The film became a "super-hit", collecting INR 60 million at the box office and was the fourth highest grossing film of 1973.

Wikipedia

Deewaar

Deewaar is a 1975 Indian crime-drama film directed by Yash Chopra, written by Salim-Javed, and starring Amitabh Bachchan and Shashi Kapoor. Reflective of "the tumultuous politics of the early 70s" in India, Deewaar tells the story of two impoverished brothers who, after their family is betrayed by the misplaced idealism of their father, struggle to survive on the streets of Mumbai.

Deewaar was a ground-breaking work. It was one of a few films which established Bachchan as the "angry young man" of Bollywood cinema and Parveen Babi as the "new Bollywood woman" whose character Anita is "a liberated working girl, smoking, drinking and sleeping with her lover, defying every Hindi film heroine rule." This movie cemented the success of the writing duo Salim-Javed, who went on to write many more blockbuster films, and made them one of the most memorable writers in Hindi cinema. It is said that after the success of this film, the value of film writers skyrocketed, thanks to Salim-Javed, and they soon were being paid as high as some of the actors at the time.

Deewaar received the Filmfare Best Movie Award of 1975 in addition to six other Filmfare Awards and was a "superhit" at the box office, ranking as the 4th highest grossing Bollywood film of 1975. Indiatimes ranks Deewaar amongst the Top 25 Must See Bollywood Films.

Wikipedia

4

Naseeb

Naseeb

Naseeb is a 1981 Bollywood action drama film produced and directed by Manmohan Desai. The film is a typical Manmohan Desai film with his regular star Amitabh Bachchan and a large cast, lavish sets, memorable music and the lost and found theme. The film also stars Hema Malini, Rishi Kapoor, Shatrughan Sinha, Reena Roy, Kim, Pran, Kader Khan, Amjad Khan, Prem Chopra, Shakti Kapoor, Amrish Puri and Yusuf Khan. The music is by the Manmohan Desai regulars Laxmikant Pyarelal.

The film was among those rare movies, which crossed 1 Crore per territory. There were only 13 All Time Earner movies until 1984, 9 of which starred Bachchan himself and Naseeb was one of them.

Wikipedia

Amar Akbar Anthony

Amar Akbar Anthony is a 1977 Bollywood lost and found action comedy film about three brothers separated during their childhood who grew up in three homes, adopting three religions. They meet in their youth to fight a common villain. It was the biggest blockbuster of 1977, and won several awards at 25th Filmfare Awards including Best Actor, Best Music Director and Best Editing.

The film was directed by Manmohan Desai and starred three actors: Amitabh Bachchan (as Anthony Gonsalves), Vinod Khanna (as Amar Khanna) and Rishi Kapoor (as Akbar Allahabadi). Each of the heroes had an affiliation with a heroine; these women were played by Parveen Babi, Shabana Azmi and Neetu Singh. Nirupa Roy, Pran and Jeevan played supporting roles. The music was composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Kishore Kumar sang for Amitabh Bachchan, and Mohammed Rafi sang for Rishi Kapoor. The soundtrack was one of Mukesh's last soundtracks with Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Anand Bakshi was the lyricist. This movie proved to be a golden jubilee at the box office.

The film about religious tolerance became a landmark in Bollywood masala films. It also had a lasting impact of the pop culture, with its catchy songs, one-liners and the character of Anthony Gonsalves played by Amitabh Bachchan.

Wikipedia

Kabhi Kabhie

Kabhi Kabhie is a 1976 Bollywood drama romance film, produced and directed by Yash Chopra, and starring an ensemble cast. This was Yash Chopra's second directorial film with Amitabh Bachchan and Shashi Kapoor in the lead roles after Deewar and was particularly noted for its soundtrack compositions by Khayyam, who won Filmfare Award for Best Music, while film lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi won the Best Lyricist Award for "Kabhi Kabhie Mere Dil Mein," the song which also got singer Mukesh, the Best Male Playback Singer award. The movie became the 8th highest grosser of the year at the Indian Box Office.

Wikipedia

Muqaddar Ka Sikandar

Muqaddar Ka Sikandar is a 1978 Indian Hindi drama film. Produced and directed by Prakash Mehra, it stars Amitabh Bachchan in his fifth of nine films with Prakash Mehra to date. The films also stars Vinod Khanna, Raakhee, Rekha and Amjad Khan.

The film was the top grossing hit of 1978. The film was the third biggest hit of the decade after Sholay and Bobby. The film was such a huge hit, that people used to stand in queues, waiting endlessly, to buy the film's tickets. Sometimes the crowds slept in front of the cinema halls overnight in their wait for the tickets.

Although, it was nominated for several major Filmfare Awards, including Best Film, it failed to win in any category.

Wikipedia

8

Anand

Anand

Anand is a Hindi drama film written and directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee, released in 1971. It stars Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan in lead roles, with Khanna playing the title role. The dialogues were written by Gulzar. It is widely considered as one of the best films of 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.[2] It won numerous awards and enjoys a cult status.[3] Indiatimes Movies ranks the movie amongst the "Top 25 Must See Bollywood Films". It is listed in "Hrishikesh Mukherjee's best films" compiled by rediff.com.

Wikipedia

Khud-Daar

Khud-Daar is a 1982 Indian Hindi movie directed by Ravi Tandon. The music is by Rajesh Roshan and the lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Parveen Babi, Vinod Mehra, Sanjeev Kumar, Prem Chopra, Mehmood, Bindiya Goswami and Tanuja in pivotal roles.

Wikipedia

Satte Pe Satta

Satte Pe Satta is a Hindi comedy film released in 1982. It featured Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Amjad Khan, Ranjeeta Kaur, Sachin, Shakti Kapoor, Paintal, Sudhir, Inderjeet, Sarika, Kanwaljit Singh, Prema Narayan, Mac Mohan and Kalpana Iyer amongst others. The film became a semi-hit at the box office. Satte pe Satta is Adapted from 1954 Movie Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Starring Howard Keel & Jane Powell in lead.

Wikipedia

11

Silsila

Silsila

Silsila is a 1981 Hindi romantic drama film directed by Yash Chopra. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Sanjeev Kumar, Rekha and Kulbhushan Kharbanda, with Shashi Kapoor in a special appearance. It is said to be loosely inspired by the alleged real life love triangle of Amitabh-Jaya-Rekha, which was the most talked about affair back then. On his last birthday, Yash Chopra revealed that he originally wanted to cast Parveen Babi and Smita Patil opposite Bachchan, but after consulting him, he chose to cast Jaya Bhaduri and Rekha in their respective roles.

This was also the last film to feature Rekha with Amitabh Bachchan, putting an end to this popular on-screen pair and their rumored off-screen affair, forever. The film did only average business at the box office, much below than expectations. Over the years, however, it has gained strong cult following and today it is considered as a classic love triangle. The film is remembered for the powerful and everlasting performances of all of its leading characters. Yash Chopra considered this film (along with Lamhe), as his most favorite. The Music became a "superhit" upon the release of the film and is still as popular.

Wikipedia

Shahenshah

Shahenshah is a 1988 Bollywood superhero film starring Amitabh Bachchan in the title role, along with Meenakshi Sheshadri. The film was produced and directed by Tinnu Anand. The story of the film was written by Amitabh Bachchan's wife Jaya Bachchan and the screenplay was written by veteran screenwriter Inder Raj Anand who died before the film was released. The film marked Bachchan's comeback after a three year hiatus during which he had entered politics. The film became a blockbuster upon its release.

Wikipedia

Chupke Chupke

Chupke Chupke is a 1975 Indian comedy film starring Dharmendra, Sharmila Tagore, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Om Prakash, Usha Kiran, David Abraham Cheulkar, Asrani and Keshto Mukherjee. The movie, a remake of the Bengali movie Chhadmabeshi, was directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee based on Upendranath Ganguly's Bengali story Chhadobeshi. with music composed by S.D. Burman.

Wikipedia

14

Trishul

Trishul

Trishul is an Indian Hindi film directed by Yash Chopra and produced by Gulshan Rai in 1978. It is written by Salim-Javed, with music by Khayyam and lyrics by Sahir Ludhianvi. The movie was a "Super Hit" at the box office and one of the top grossers of 1978, along with Muqaddar Ka Sikander and Don.

The film focuses on the three intertwined stories of Amitabh, Sanjeev, and Shashi.

Wikipedia

15

Mard

Mard

Mard is a 1985 Hindi action film, starring Amitabh Bachchan and Amrita Singh and directed by Manmohan Desai. It was the highest earning film of 1985.

Wikipedia

Namak Halaal

Namak Halaal is a 1982 Hindi language comedy film, directed by Prakash Mehra. Music is by Bappi Lahiri and lyrics by Anjaan. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Smita Patil, Shashi Kapoor, Parveen Babi, Om Prakash, Waheeda Rehman, Ranjeet, Satyen Kappu, Suresh Oberoi and Ram Sethi. The film became a "Blockbuster" at the box office and went on to be a golden jubilee hit.

Wikipedia

Abhimaan

Abhimaan is a 1973 Bollywood musical drama film starring Amitabh Bachchan; his real-life wife, Jaya Bachchan; Asrani; and Bindu. It was directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee.

The film is perhaps best remembered for its songs, composed and arranged by the late S. D. Burman, written by Majrooh Sultanpuri, and sung by playback singers Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, and Kishore Kumar. Film was declared Hit by Trade Guide, The Bollywood trade magazine published at that time.

When it was released, audiences found similarities between 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. She won the Filmfare Best Actress Award for Abhimaan. According to author Raju Bharatan, Hrishikesh Mukherjee based the film's story on the life of singer Kishore Kumar and his first wife, Ruma Ghosh.

Wikipedia

Namak Haraam

Namak Haraam is a 1973 Indian Hindi drama film directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. The music is by R.D. Burman, the screenplay by Gulzar, and lyrics by Anand Bakshi. The film stars Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan. It also stars Rekha, Asrani, Raza Murad, A.K. Hangal, Simi Garewal and Om Shivpuri. Rajesh Khanna received his third BFJA Awards for Best Actor (Hindi) in 1974 for this film.

This was the second Hrishikesh film with Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh after Anand. "Diye Jalte Hai, Phool Khilte Hai", "Nadiya se dariya, Dariye se sagar" and "Main Shayar Badnaam" are the most memorable melodies, all rendered powerfully by Kishore Kumar and picturised on Rajesh Khanna. The film was a hit at the box office.

Wikipedia

Agneepath

Agneepath is a 1990 Hindi crime drama film directed by Mukul Anand. It stars Amitabh Bachchan as the main protagonist Vijay Deenanath Chauhan along with Mithun Chakraborty, Madhavi, Neelam Kothari, Rohini Hattangadi and Danny Denzongpa as the antagonist Kancha Cheena. The film was produced by Yash Johar.

The title was taken from a poem of the same name called 'Agneepath' which was penned by Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Amitabh's father, and which is recited at the beginning of the movie and creates a thematic link that continues through the movie, particularly in the climax, both literally and metaphorically.

Although a flop at the box office, Agneepath has grown 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. The film was remade in 2012 with the same title, by Johar's son Karan Johar, as a tribute to his father.

Wikipedia

Do Aur Do Paanch

Do Aur Do Paanch is a 1980 Hindi action comedy movie produced by C. Dhandyadupani and directed by Rakesh Kumar. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Parveen Babi, Shashi Kapoor, Hema Malini, Shreeram Lagoo, Om Prakash and Kader Khan.

Wikipedia

Mr. Natwarlal

Mr. Natwarlal is a 1979 Hindi action comedy film produced by Tony Glaad and directed by Rakesh Kumar. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha, Ajit Khan and Amjad Khan. The music is by Rajesh Roshan, the songs are written by Anand Bakshi, and the highlight of the film was a children's song sung by Amitabh Bachchan. Ishraq-Suja made their first writing debut. They became famous for writing a Novel name "Shadman & Zarin er Bhalobasha". Then Tony Glaad decided to take them as the writer of the film. The film was shot in Kashmir and major part was shot in Beerwah, Jammu and Kashmir

The name of film and lead character were inspired from conman of India, Natwarlal.

Wikipedia

22

Kaalia

Kaalia

Kaalia is a 1981 Bollywood action film, written and directed by Tinnu Anand, the film was produced by Iqbal Singh. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan (in the title role), Parveen Babi, Asha Parekh, Kader Khan, Pran, Amjad Khan, K.N. Singh and Jagdeep. The music is by R.D. Burman. The film was a Golden Jubilee hit.

Wikipedia

Lawaaris

Laawaris is a blockbuster Bollywood drama film released in 1981 directed by Prakash Mehra. The film became known for its hit song "Mere Angene Mein, Tumhara Kya Kaam Hai" rendered twice: the first time by a young Alka Yagnik who earned her first Filmfare nomination as best female playback singer, and the second time by Amitabh Bachchan. The second version turned out to be a mega hit especially due to Amitabh's performance in drag wear. The lyrics of the song were funny and gives tribute to all kinds of wives be they fat, tall, dark skinned or fair skinned. Even until today the song is popular among audiences. Laawaris starred Amitabh Bachchan, Amjad Khan, Zeenat Aman and Raakhee. In Urdu, "Laawaris" means bastard or loosely means orphan. Although the word has a negative connotation, it is not as negative as the English connotation. The story revolves around an orphan who stumbles over reality in search for his parents.

The film was an 'All Time Earner', got highest verdict present at that time by Trade Guide, and was among those rare movies, which crossed 1 Crore per territory. There was only 13 All time earner movies till 1984 and Laawaris was among them.

It earned additional Filmfare nominations for Best Actor (Amitabh Bachchan) and Best Supporting Actor (Suresh Oberoi).

Wikipedia

Bade Miyan Chote Miyan

Bade Miyan Chote Miyan is a 1998 Bollywood action comedy film starring Amitabh Bachchan in a double role, Govinda in a double role, Anupam Kher, Ramya Krishnan, and Raveena Tandon. Directed by David Dhawan, it was released in the Diwali of 1998 along with Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. This movie was the first hit of Amitabh Bachchan at the box office since his comeback after a few years of hiatus from Bollywood. This movie was the second highest grosser of the year after Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. The bumper collections at the Box Office and the thunderous opening ensured that the movie was the second biggest hit of the year.

It's a remake of the Hollywood film Bad Boys and is inspired by William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors.

Wikipedia

25

Coolie

Coolie

Coolie is a 1983 Indian Bollywood action comedy film directed by Manmohan Desai. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor, Rati Agnihotri, Kader Khan, Waheeda Rehman, Suresh Oberoi and Puneet Issar. It is about a railway coolie.

The film was an 'All Time Earner', it got the highest verdict present at that time by Trade Guide, and was among those rare movies, which crossed 1 Crore per territory. This film was the second highest grossing movie of the 1980s.

Wikipedia