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Chupke Chupke 1975
Another movie from the buzzing year 1975 but this time a refreshing comedy in the category of an Indian classic. With all the main course servings of 1975 like Deewar, Sholay and all, Chupke Chupke was like the proverbial sweet dish, an icing on the cake for the year. Chupke Chupke is one more social comedy from the Hrishikesh Mukherjee stable with great direction, best actors of that era and melodious music. Based on Upendranath Ganguly’s Bengali tale ‘Chaddobeshi’, the dialogues were written wittingly by Gulzar. With a remarkable star cast of Dharmendra, Amitabh, Sharmila Tagore, Jaya Bhaduri, Asrani, David, Om Prakash and Keshto Mukherjee, the film's music is composed by Sachinda (Sachin Dev Burman). Dr. Parimal Tripathi (Dharmendra) is a Professor of Botany, due to circumstances he doubles as a watchman to a Girls' Botany camping group however his identity is exposed to S ....
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Anand 1971
Released on 12th March 1971, Anand is an endearing story of a terminally ill patient who brings joys in the life of complete strangers. It was both funny and tragic. It showed that despite the progress we have made thru science we still have no control on certain diseases where death is a foregone conclusion. Anand was produced and directed by the well-known maker of social and moralistic drama exploring the lighter side of life Hrishikesh Mukherjee or Hrishida as he was fondly called. It was one of the 17 consecutive hits of Rajesh Khanna and his first collaboration with Amitabh Bachchan. That Amitabh was able to hold his own and define his character in the movie laid down the path for him to succeed as superhero after Khanna. It was a runaway hit at the box-office. T This movie Anand, being evergreen is still viewed with rapt attention whenever it is played on TV. It is a movie o ....
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Deewar (1975)
Another iconic movie released on 24th January 1975, a few months before Sholay was Deewar - a tale of two brothers on opposite sides of the law. It explored the relations between siblings who grew up under the shadow of their father’s unfortunate disrepute and how each of them took that slander and grew in two opposite directions, one who cannot forget and forgive, becomes a street smart, law-breaker and the other who moves on with the times and is an educated person on the right side of the law. The title - Deewar thus suggesting the wall of ideology drawn between them. This movie was iconic as it was released before Sholay and after Zanzeer and firmly established Amitabh Bachchan as the new superstar of that era and confirmed his image of the ‘Angry Young Man’. With this movie he established an enduring partnership with Shashi Kapoor with this duo giving many subsequent hits t ....
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Amar Akbar Anthony review by Pawan Gupta
This blockbuster  - AMAR AKBAR ANTHONY was released on 27th May 1977. By then the stars of this movie were well known and stars in their own rights but one among them was more than the proverbial first amongst the equal. He was none other than Amitabh Bachchan, who had by then attained stardom and though this movie was a multi-starrer, it firmly entrenched him as the new superstar his ‘angry young man’ image was already accepted but with this movie he added one more facet to his acting skills i.e. comedy. Till that time most movies had a full time comedian in the form of Mehmood, Jagdeep or someone to provide comic relief but this movie changed all that with the hero also donning the role of comedian. His contemporary and also in race for superstardom, Vinod Khanna was also in this movie, but this movie took Big B (as Amithabh is fondly called) leagues ahead. 1977-78 was one o ....
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Sholay (1975)
Sholay (1975) was not just a movie, but a full scale audio and visual experience which was absolutely new to the Indian audience in the seventies and it was not just about achieving perfection in all departments. Be it casting, acting, direction, a balanced story, fantastic screen-play and out of the world dialogues, but it had something absolutely novel to offer the Indian audience for the first time, a wide screen experience. Indian cinema was hitherto been confined to a 35MM screen almost squarish and no one had experimented with the 70mm visual delight it just created magic. The year was 1975 and Sholay was released on 15th August, the Independence Day. It’s first week was dull as in those times the dacoit films was an oft repeated formula. It is also rumored that it was a sort of remake of a 1971 dacoit drama Raaj Khosla’s ‘Mera Gaon Mera Desh’ with even the name of th ....
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Grado Super Shahehshah Amitabh Bachchan

The undisputed Shahenshah of Bollywood wins hearts of the fraternity at the hugely successful ‘GRADO SUPER SHAHENSHAH MEET’ which was held to celebrate the swift climb in the textile industry of GRADO suitings brand which purely successful with its association with the Shahenshah of Bollywood Amitabh Bachchan who is widely referred to as the Big B of Bollywood. Having set…

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Thugs of Hindostan movie review
This epic action-adventure film has Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan in lead roles. The story Written and directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya who earlier directed the blockbuster hit Dhoom 3. Thugs of Hindostan movie review... Produced by Yash Raj Films Thugs of Hindostan is set in 1795 and is a fictional story about the initial revolt by the Hindustanis during the early British Raj days when they set foot in India under the guise of East India Company. In the film, the Britishers refer to this gang of fighters who fight the East India Company to get back their kingdom as 'Thugs' (Bandits). They aren't bandits or criminals from the Indian perspective as they are fighting for what was snatched away by the 'whites'. Khudabaksh Azaad (Amitabh Bachchan) leads the band of Thugs aspiring to free Hindostan (the Indian subcontinent) from the cluthes of the expanding British East India Comp ....
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Aarakshan - movie review
Here is a high voltage drama based on one of the most controversial policies of caste based reservations in government jobs and educational institutions. Aarakshan movie review... Aarakshan is the hindi word for ‘Reservation’. In India there is a caste based reservation of jobs in government and educational institutions. Prakash Jha, the director has presented complex social and economic issues in a very simple format. It is the story of Prabhakar Anand (Amitabh Bachchan), the legendary idealistic principal of a college that he has single-handedly turned into the state’s best. His loyal disciple, Deepak Kumar (Saif Ali Khan) who will do anything for his Sir. Of Deepak’s love for Prabhakar’s daughter, Poorbi (Deepika Padukone), of his friendship with Sushant (Prateik). It is the story of... their love, their lively friendship, their zest for life, and of their dreams fo ....
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Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap - movie review
The magic is still there, the appeal is still evident the moment he appears on the screen and his dialogues in that baritone voice. It is Amitabh Bachchan returning as the angry ‘young’ man. But Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap is full of flashy dresses, over the top acting in a film which leans on a thin storyline. Puri Jagannadh, the Telugu film director makes the 69-year-old Amitabh Bachchan enact the role of a defiant, flashy hit man in his angry young man of the 70s and 80 style. Dare not call him a ‘Buddah’, lest you face his anger. Single handedly he handles the baddies, but also has a soft side too. He gets the best lines to deliver which make the audience clap and cheer at several occasions. 'Vijju is a contract killer who returns to Mumbai after being in Paris. It will be his last assignment of his profession. He is flamboyant, arrogant and hits back to those who call h ....
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Paa, movie review
Paa is made by R. Balki who has penned the offbeat hit Cheeni Kum. He takes to direction with Auro which is as impressive as his first film. Paa movie review... Auro (Amitabh Bachchan) is an intelligent, witty 13 year old boy with an extremely rare genetic defect that causes accelerated ageing. He suffers from a progeria like syndrome. Progeria is a debilitating disease where the child ages rapidly beyond his age. Kids affected by this problem lose all their hair, become bald and their veins begin to show prominently on their heads, which enlarge to a size beyond normal. Their teeth and eyes suffer also. Mentally he is 13, very normal, but physically he looks 5 times older. In spite of his condition, Auro is a very happy boy. He lives with his mother Vidya (Vidya Balan) who is a gynecologist. Amol Arte (Abhishek Bachchan) is a young progressive and a full of ideals politician ....
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