|"Mere chehre par ek ajeeb si kashish hai, khaas taur se meri aankhen..."|
-Amitabh Bachchan in Dostana
Amitabh Bachchan? The man is quite simply a phenomenon. For the last two and a half decades, he has reigned supreme on India's silver screen and in the process, redefined standards of excellence in acting and professionalism. Arguably one of the most recognized faces in India, his movies have been seen by millions. His angry young man persona on screen has ignited many a blockbuster, leading to scores of box office records. His 90-odd films have mostly been in Hindi. The good news for Bachchan fans around the globe is that after a self-imposed break from movies, the Big B has returned to the Big Screen.
"Amitabh Bachchan brings to the screen the same kind of intensity that you would expect from Al Pacino and Clint Eastwood put together. But then again, as someone just pointed out to me, this comparison does an injustice to Amitabh Bachchan - after all have either Al Pacino or Clint Eastwood been able to blend comedy, singing, dancing with their undisptuted acting ability and charisma? Amitabh Bachchan has done all that...and more." Sriram Nivarthi from his website
"Hum jaha pe khade ho jaate hain, line wahi se shuru hoti hai."
-Amitabh Bachchan in Kaalia
Anand Bombay to Goa jaa kar Don ban gaya! us kay Rasthay Ka Paththhar, Kabhi Kabhi Mili kay Qasmein Waadhay ki tharhaa, Abhiman paida kar usay Parwaana ban nay par majboor kar dhay tha. Barsaat Ki Aik Raath main Lawaaris dil main Sholay bharak utt-hay; logon say Yaarana bar-haa kar, yeh Saudagar Khoon Pasina bahaa huwa apna Silsila chalaatha raha. lekin haa'ey Naseeb! aik Namak Halal par aik Namak Haraam nay Trishul pahenk kar usay Khud Daar say Desh Drohi banaa diya. Andha Kanoon aur Adaalat kabhi is Natwarlaal ko Girafthaar na kar sakay. wo Mahaan say Nastik ban kar kabhi Amar, Akbar, Anthony; kabhi Sharaabi; kabhi Kalia; kabhi Coolie ban thaa; Hera Pheri kar Saththay Pe Saththa maar tha. lekin aik din wo Kaala Paththar Desh Premee ban gaya: us Mard main aik Shakti jaagee aur wo Muqaddar Ka Sikandar samay ki Ganga Jumna Saraswati paar kar, Shahenshah ban gaya.