The 70 Best Films Of Amitabh Bachchan -- Part IV
We present you the concluding series of Amitabh Bachchan's finest films in our ongoing series, marking the Big B's 70th birthday on October 11.
Inspired by Yasujiro Ozu's Tokyo Story, Ravi Chopra's Baghban dealing with the ill-treatment of old parents at the hands of their self-centered children is movingly portrayed by the graceful on-screen couple of Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini.
Image: Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini in Baghban
Image: Amitabh Bachchan in Khakee
Image: Rani Mukerji and Amitabh Bachchan in Black
While Bachchan's Subhash Nagre 'Sarkar' is said to be modeled around political leader Bal Thackarey, Ram Gopal Varma took inspiration from his favourite Godfather to set a story around power and crime also starring AB's son Abhishek.Sarkar held it together courtesy its dynamic leading man and a coherent script but its dreadfully sluggish sequel Sarkar Raj failed to work.
Image: A scene from Sarkar
Eklavya: The Royal Guard (2007)
As Eklavya -- the dedicated protector and guardian of secrets to a royal family -- Amitabh Bachchan conveys a suitable mix of ethics and tradition in Vidhu Vinod Chopra's magnificent drama co-starring Sanjay Dutt, Jackie Shroff, Saif Ali Khan, Vidya Balan and Boman Irani.
Image: Amitabh Bachchan in Eklavya
Image: Jiah Khan and Amitabh Bachchan in Nishabd
Cheeni Kum (2007)
Image: Amitabh Bachchan and Tabu in Cheeni Kum
The Last Lear (2007)
As a stage actor who breathes William Shakespeare, Bachchan exhibits multiple moods at once to underline the mercurial, concealed personality of Rituparno Ghosh's titular character. Quite easily one of his most authoritative performances, this.
Image: Amitabh Bachchan in The Last Lear
Image: Abhishek and Amitabh Bachchan in Paa
Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap (2011)
Amitabh Bachchan pays tribute to himself and all his iconic characters, films, moments, costumes, songs and dialogues in his flamboyant home production, Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap.
And if you had any doubts about the senior fella pulling it off, the title says it all!
Image: Amitabh Bachchan in Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap