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Amitabh Bachchan – Best Movies Of The Superstar From The Last 50 Years

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Amitabh Bachchan, the superstar, the King of Bollywood, the ultimate Badshah of Bollywood, finishes 50 years in the industry today! While the baritone voice is a familiar presence in the Country now, the Angry Young Man of Bollywood had an inspiring journey. Here is taking a look at Amitabh Bachchan’s journey in the world of Bollywood in the last 5 decades!

1. Zanjeer

Zanjeer set the world of Bollywood onto a new path. While Amitabh Bachchan was already coming into his own before this film, Zanjeer gave the actor a new direction. When Amitabh Bachchan was introduced to the world of Bollywood, people had a new face to look at and admire. With the movie being all things amazing and Amitabh Bachchan being hailed as the next big thing, everyone was looking forward to something exciting. As a first movie, Zanjeer was the best thing which could happen to the Angry Young Man.

2. Silsila

From the moment Zanjeer became the super hit film that it was destined to be, Amitabh Bachchan’s success kept growing. With Silsila, his presence in the world of Bollywood was further cemented through his brilliant acting skills. His scintillating chemistry with Rekha quite literally set the rumour mill on fire, giving people a fresh new pair to look forward to everyday! A movie which wasn’t just about love, Silsila redefined the way people looked at and dealt with different circumstances. With the characters being so carefully handled, the movie just made everyone stand up and take notice of not just Amitabh Bachchan, but of Rekha as well!

3. Sholay

A movie which needs no introduction, Sholay was an Amitabh Bachchan classic film. A classic, Sholay was one of the highest grossing films released at the time and ranked first in the British Film Institute’s 2002 poll of “Top 10 Indian Films” of all time. A story about two criminals (Jeet and Veeru, played by Dharmendra and Amitabh Bachchan,) who try to capture a criminal, Gabbar Singh, this movie more than earned its place in the hall of fame. While the film initially received negative reactions when it released, the reviews quickly picked up and people started falling in love with the characters and the attention to detail the film had. Sholay was a film like never before and was perhaps one of the best performances Amitabh gave so far!

4. Don

The first and original Don, Amitabh Bachchan was a class act like no other actor. Playing a double role for the first time in his career, senior Bachchan ruled the roost with his acting skills in this movie! The third highest grossing movie when it released, this movie set the charts on fire because of how well Amitabh pulled his weight in both the roles in this movie. Classified as a golden jubilee hit by Box Office India, Don was an iconic movie in every sense of the word. The line, “Don ko pakadna mushkil hi nahi, namumkin hai,” is still popular even today!

5. Agneepath

This film had a lot of expectations riding on Amitabh Bachchan. The title for this movie was taken from a poem written by Harshvardhan Rai Bachchan (Amitabh’s father) and the film also had an extremely talented cast (Mithun Chakraborty, Madhavi, Neelam Kothari, Rohini Hattangadi and Danny Denzongpa.) The poem written by Amitabh’s father was recited at the beginning of the film and just like Amitabh’s character, the poem gives shape to the central crux of this film as well. With Big B playing the character so well, Agneepath went on to become a major cult movie in years to come!

6. Piku

Telling the story of Piku Banerjee (played by Deepika Padukone) and her father (Amitabh Bachchan,) Piku saw Amitabh Bachchan acing the character. From praising the characterisation, to loving the plot, critics and fans alike loved the movie so much, it became an instant hit the moment it released! While both Deepika Padukone and Irfan Khan added a certain impact to the movie, it was Amitabh Bachchan’s perfect portrayal of a cranky old man which added the much needed gravitas to Piku. Definitely one of Amitabh’s best performances in the recent past!

While Amitabh Bachchan was known for playing certain roles during the earlier part of his career, he grew to play different types of characters in the future years. From changing the way people saw him in cinema, to creating a positive image for himself, Amitabh Bachchan has quite literally carved a throne for himself in the world of Bollywood. Here’s looking forward to more amazing films from the Badshah of Bollywood in the coming 50 years!

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Imran Khan 37th Birthday- Unknown Facts About The Actor

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Imran Khan is not your regular Bollywood celebrity.  The Shy actor prefers to remain out of the limelight when he is not working on a film.  Imran Khan may not have been on the news in recent times, but the actor has worked on several hits like Jaane Tu..Ya Jaane Na, I hate Luv Stories,  Delhi Belly and Mere Brother Ki Dulhan.

 Let us have a look at some of the unknown facts about this quiet actor, on his Thirty Seventh birthday.

 1. He is actually named Imran Pal.  He adopted his mother’s surname to honor her for raising him alone after her separation from her husband.

 2. He  directed a short film named Mission Mars: Keep Walking India, which Is about the Indian Mars Mission Mangalyaan.

 3. He filed a Public Interest Litigation in court against the Maharashtra State Government when they wanted to raise the legal age of drinking to 25.  Imran was of the opinion that it was unfair to wait till 25 years for one to express their freedom of choice.

 4. Imran Khan along with his wife Avantika Malik purchased a four acre plot of land which they converted to an animal shelter where staff and veterinary doctors can attend to the rescued animals.

 5. Imran Khan has been labeled as a gay icon by Bombay Dost, which is India’s first legal gay magazine in 2011 when he was one of the most popular celebrities..

 6. Imran Khan is a good Samaritan and is known to support causes in which he believes .  He supports People For Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) ,and collaborated with All India Bakchod to do a satirical video when the ruling Government criminalised gay sex.

 The actor currently has no projects that he is working on right now.  He is devoted to supporting the causes which he believes .

 Here’s wishing Imran Khan a Happy Birthday!

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’83 – Character Poster Of The Little Master Released

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The movie ’83 stars Ranveer Singh as Kapil Dev, the iconic former Indian Cricket Team Captain.  As the movie inches closer to its release in April, Ranveer is slowly revealing the character posters of the Indian Cricket Team in ’83.

The movie follows the journey of Kapil Dev and his heroics in the historic Cricket World Cup in the year of 1983.  Ranveer Singh is a well known method actor and he is leaving no stone unturned in acing the looks, mannerisms and gameplay of Kapil Dev.  He even took training lessons from the legend himself for the sake of authenticity.

The poster of the character of former Indian batsman Sunil Gavaskar, who is also known as the ‘Little Master,’ was revealed by Ranveer Singh on his official Twitter handle.  Tahir Raj Bhasin will play the role of Sunil Gavaskar in ’83.

 

The poster portrays Tahir Raj Bhasin acing the iconic straight drive posture of Sunil Gavaskar.

Ranveer Singh earlier released the poster of himself as Kapil Dev last year, which showed the actor acing the iconic look of Kapil Dev.

 

 

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Hrithik Roshan 46th Birthday – Two Best Films Of The Actor

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Hrithik Roshan is one of the biggest Bollywood actors who has essayed multiple characters in his two decade acting career.  From an innovative international criminal to a quadriplegic magician to a blind man, he has done it all.  The actor has also been named as the World’s Most Handsome Man.  

Hrithik Roshan turns 46 today.  On this occasion let us take a look at  two films in which he acted . 

Two Best Films of Hritik Roshan 

1. Kaho Na Pyaar Hai (2000)

While Hrithik  also performed as a child artist before, he got his first major break as the male protagonist in the film Kaho Na Pyaar Hai, which was directed by his father Rakesh Roshan.  The film went on to become a huge commercial success.  Hrithik Roshan essayed a dual role as Rohit and Raj.  The movie follows the story of how Rohit falls in love with Sonia (Ameesha Patel) but is later killed by Sonia’s father when he witnesses Sonia’s father killing the Police Commissioner for finding out about his illegal activities.  A heartbroken Sonia goes to Australia where she meets Raj who is a doppelganger of Rohit. The rest of the story is about how Raj finally exposes Sonia’s father and ends up with Sonia. The movie was such a huge hit that it went on to win 92 awards in numerous ceremonies and categories.  This was a record that was inducted into the Guinness Book Of World Records 2002. Hrithik also won the awards for The Best Actor and The Best Debut Actor at the Filmfare Awards. 

2. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)

In Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Hrithik played the role of Arjun, a financial broker  who is a workaholic. The movie is about three friends Kabir (Abhay Deol,) Imran (Farhan Akhtar) and Arjun who take a three week road trip in Spain due to a long standing pact.  Hrithik was spot on in essaying the role of an uptight financial broker who is reluctant to put his work aside during the road trip. The rest of the film is about how Arjun slowly lets his guard down and begins to enjoy life and in the process renews his friendships with Imran and Kabir.   Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara became a huge hit and went on to become a cult classic.

Hrithik Roshan has had a strong year in 2019 with the film War, which broke box office records for collections and was the highest grossing film of 2019.  The handsome actor no doubt has many more films to offer and is currently working on Krissh 4. 

Here’s wishing the handsome actor Hrithik Roshan a very happy birthday!

 

 

 

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Farhan Akhtar 46th Birthday – Best Films Of The Actor

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Farhan Akhtar is an eminent Bollywood celebrity who is the perfect jack of all trades.  He is an actor, a singer, a director and a producer. He made his mark in all these professions and won national awards for the films he directed, produced and in which he acted.  He also made films and acted in films which went on to become cult classics in Indian cinema, like Dil Chahta Hai, Lakshya, Rock On!! and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.

As Farhan Akhtar turns 46 today, let us have a look at some of the best films in which he acted.

1. Rock On!! (2008)

Farhan made his acting debut with this movie which went on to become one of the major hits of that year.  Farhan Akhtar played the role of a singer in a band. The movie is the story of the band, Magik, which aims to get an album contract with Channel V.  The movie shows how the band members do get the contract, but later become disgruntled with each other and part ways.  Years later, the band members, who have now settled in other professions, end up reuniting and enter another contest hosted by Channel V.  The movie went on to win multiple awards and Farhan Akhtar also lent his voice for five of the film’s songs.  The songs Rock On!!, Socha Hai and Pichle Saat Dinon Mein became a must have on every Indian playlist.

2. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara is a feel good film about three friends, played by Hrithik Roshan, Abhay Deol and Farhan Akhtar.  The story is about how the three friends reunite after a long time and go to Spain for a three week road trip.  The movie shows how the three friends resolve their past disagreements, confront their worst fears and end up coming out stronger together.  The film was a massive hit, attained a cult status and went on to bag multiple awards. Farhan Akhtar also lent his voice in the fim for the song Senorita and the recitation of the poem Toh Zinda Ho Tum.

3. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013)

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is a biopic about Milkha Singh, India’s best track and field athlete, who is known as ‘The Flying Sikh.’  Farhan Akhtar donned the role of the lead as Milkha Singh. The film showed the life of Milkha Singh from how he was displaced during the Partition of India, how he subsequently joined the Indian Army, picked up the track and field sport and went on to win accolades for the Nation.  Farhan’s dedication to the role and the effort he put in to look and resemble Milkha Singh won him widespread praise and he went on to win the Filmfare Award for Best Actor.

4. The Sky Is Pink (2019)

Farhan Akhtar’s most recent movie was The Sky In Pink, a biographical drama about a couple whose daughter has severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID.)  The movie is narrated from the perspective of the daughter and shows the love story of her parents over twenty five years.  Farhan Akhtar played the role of the father and Priyanka Chopra played the role of the mother. The film received critical acclaim and won a standing ovation from the audience post its screening at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival.

Farhan Akhtar is currently producing a sports drama, Toofan, which is about a national level boxer.  Farhan Akhtar is learning boxing to essay the lead role as well in this film.  Toofan is slated to release on October 2nd, 2020.

Here’s wishing the multi talented personality, Farhan Akhtar, a very happy birthday.

 

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Irrfan Khan 53rd Birthday – Angrezi Medium First Look Unveiled

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Irrfan Khan is a notable actor who is highly regarded for his acting skills and has acted in both Bollywood and Hollywood films.  The versatile actor turns 53 years old today and has many critically acclaimed performances to his name.

Some of his well known films include Salaam Bombay!, Haasil, Life In A… Metro, Slumdog Millionaire, Paan Singh Tomar, for which he won a National Film Award for Best Actor, The Lunchbox and Hindi Medium.

Recently, the actor successfully battled cancer and took a break from acting.  He is all set to return to the silver screen with his next film, Angrezi Medium.  After the success of Hindi Medium, the makers said there is a scope for a sequelHowever, Angrezi Medium is not a sequel but instead a spin off of Hindi Medium

The production company behind the movie, Maddock Films, released the first look of Irrfan Khan from Angrezi Medium on social media platform Instagram while wishing the actor a happy birthday.  The post read, “#happybirthday to one of our finest @irrfan. As his birthday treat to all of you we will be giving you #AngreziMedium in March 2020. This isn’t the cherry on the top,it’s the cherry, the icing, the entire cake😊!! Love n Light (sic.)”

 

Angrezi Medium is set to be released on March 20th, 2020.

Here’s wishing one of India’s best actors, Irrfan Khan, a very happy birthday and a long life ahead.

 

Read abour Irrfan Khan’s best films here: Irrfan Khan’s Birthday – Looking At The Actor’s Best Performances

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