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Happy Birthday, Amitabh Bachchan! 7 roles that proves he is a legendary actor

Amitabh Bachchan, the Shehansha of cinema, the man who gave numerous role to the world of cinema is growing older and wiser one movie after the other. People still can wait in cues just to see the man on the big screen and his dialogue delivery give us serious goosebumps. He is a legend and no one can ever take that away from him, but today on his 76th birthday we want to celebrate the actor and his prowess. We listed down a few films that may or may not have worked at the box office, but did prove that he is a legend!

# Aankhen (2002): This thriller showed us a very new version of Amitabh Bachchan, the angry young man. In this Vipul Amrutlal Shah film, Big B played the role of a short-tempered bank manager who decides to take revenge after being fired by the bank. The man plans to rob the bank with the help of three blind men—played by Akshay Kumar, Arjun Rampal and Paresh Rawal and his serious look and acting kept us all interested and engrossed in the movie.

# Black (2005): This film had to be on our list for Big B's exceptional role of a teacher in this film. Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali the movie had a blind, deaf and mute girl (played by Rani Mukherjee) and her journey of learning basic things from her teacher. We all had goosebumps and tears in our eyes seeing the characters evolve in the film and Amitabh Bachchan made it look all so real!

# Paa (2009): This was something really new and interesting. In this R Balki comedy-drama, Bachchan played the role of a 12-year old boy who had a rare genetic condition called progeria that causes him to age unnaturally. Interestingly, the role of his father was played by his real son, Abhishek Bachchan. The get up was very intriguing and his role as a 12-year-old was so relatable that we enjoyed watching his throughly. The movie earned Bachchan a National Award in 2010 as well.

# Piku (2015): An aging father and his love for making a drama about his illness was something we all enjoyed. We saw Amitabh for the first time in such a role and he was adorable in the look of an eccentric aging father who suffers from chronic constipation and stays with his daughter (played by Deepika Padukone). Amitabh's character was quite funny and the road trip that the father-daughter duo takes taught us a lot of things.

# Pink (2016): The grave courtroom drama and Amitabh's character as a lawyer was something you couldn't miss. He played the role of a retired lawyer who fights a case of molestation for three girls and his dialogues from the film touched every heart. No one else could have done it better and Amitabh did full justice to the role. The film got good reviews from the audience and Big B's nail-biting performance was appreciated by everyone. He became the voice of reason in the film and he also acknowledged the multitude of problems that exist in a society with his powerful acting and film.

# Wazir (2016): This thriller was something that kept us on the edge of our seats. Amitabh's character of a chess player who gave lessons to Wazir (Farhan Akhtar) was really grave and interesting and the way he delivered all his dialogues just added to the thrill of the movie.

# 102 Not Out (2018): This was one very fun, light-hearted movie that made us all laugh and cry at the same time. The movie saw Amitabh in a very different role and we enjoyed him playing the role of a 75-year-old son who's 102-year-old father (Rishi Kapoor) is still alive. The plot was fun and the troubled Big B on the big screen is something worth all our time and made the movie a delightful watch.

Bachchan will next be seen in Yash Raj Films' next, Thugs of Hindostan where he will be seen playing the role of a fearless warrior. The film is slated to hit the theatres on November 8 and our wait for it is getting harder every day. Anyway, we at Box Office India wish Amitabh Bachchan a very happy birthday and hope to see him on the big screen, doing exceptional roles always!

- Ananya Swaroop

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