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The 70 Best Films Of Amitabh Bachchan -- Part IV

Last updated on: October 11, 2012 16:01 IST

Image: Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini in Baghban

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.

Read the first, second and the third parts!

Baghban (2003)

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.

 

Khakee (2004)

Image: Amitabh Bachchan in Khakee
Rajkumar Santoshi's cop drama with a starry line-up of Bachhan, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Aishwarya Rai and Tusshar Kapoor is highly watchable by virtue of its high-voltage performances, devious twists and keen direction.


Black (2005)

Image: Rani Mukerji and Amitabh Bachchan in Black
Whether you're a fan of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's opulent filmmaking or not, there's no denying the hard work in Rani Mukerji and skill in Amitabh Bachchan's performances as the blind, deaf and mute student discovering the miracle of life through her temperamental tutor. 


Sarkar (2005)

Image: A scene from Sarkar

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.


Eklavya: The Royal Guard (2007)

Image: Amitabh Bachchan in Eklavya

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. 

Nishabd (2007)

Image: Jiah Khan and Amitabh Bachchan in Nishabd
It's entirely to Big B's credit that he makes RGV's bold albeit loop-holed script about a 60-something in love with his daughter's best friend a plausible experience.


Tags: RGV

Cheeni Kum (2007)

Image: Amitabh Bachchan and Tabu in Cheeni Kum
R Balki's attempt at age differences in romance with Bachchan and Tabu, however, takes an altogether different route. Part-light, part-pungent, Cheeni Kum works primarily because of its characters' varying degree of quirks and whims.


The Last Lear (2007)

Image: Amitabh Bachchan in The Last Lear

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. 

Paa (2009)

Image: Abhishek and Amitabh Bachchan in Paa
In a first of its kind move, AB dons layers of prosthetics to play a 12-year-old boy to real-life son, Abhishek Bachchan and actress Vidya Balan as the progeria-diagnosed Auro in the heartwarming Paa


Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap (2011)

Image: Amitabh Bachchan in Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap

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!