Amitabh Bachchan Birthday Special: 10 movies starring Big B that earned plenty money; check list

Oct 11, 2018, 21:00 PM IST
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Amitabh Bachchan craze goes way back across the decades. Tellingly, Big B has kept himself relevant through the decades and today he is not only a film actor, but also a film director, film producer, music composer, TV host and yes, an ex politician too. 

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Today is a very special moment for Bollywood industry and fans, as they celebrate their favorite actor Amitabh Bachchan's 71st birthday. To his many young and older fans, Bachchan is also known as Big B. He has swayed many hearts with his movies, motivational speeches, ideas and even shayari. Amitabh Bachchan craze goes way back across the decades. Tellingly, Big B has kept himself relevant through the decades and today he is not only a film actor, but also a film director, film producer, music composer, TV host and yes, an ex politician too. Image source:  Twitter

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Amitabh Bachchan first gained popularity with his movies like Zanjeer, Deewar and Sholay in early 1970s. Apart from Big B, Bachchan is also referred as Shahenshah, Sadi Ka Mahanayak, Star of the Millennium and Don. His movies in 1990s, the way he presented himself, the clothes he wore, the way he spoke, were adapted by many. Bachchan is the only actor of that era, who still rules the hearts of many.  If you are Bachchan fan, here’s a list of 10 movies which were best grosser of the superstar, according to Box Office India. Image source:  Reuters

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Piku (2015): This movie is Bachchan’s highest net grosser for him with a collection of Rs 141.27 crore worldwide. In India, alone the movie collected Rs 105.31 crore. Bachchan in this movie played a character name Bashkor who was  a proud father but he has a very different personality to his daughter Piku (Deepika Padukone). They are forced to confront the demons of the past when they undertake an important journey to Kolkata. Trapped in a confined space for hours on end, Bashkor and Piku must decide if they are two people who shouldn't spend time together or if their destiny is a tearful and hard won reconciliation. Image source:  DNA

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Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham (2001): This movie still rules the hearts of many Indians. It's that one authentic family drama with a pinch of humour in between that makes it a must watch Indian movie. The worldwide collections went up to Rs 135.53 crore, out of which India collection was Rs 92.81 crore. Amitabh Bachchan played a character named Yashovardhan Raichand  alongside his real life wife Jaya Bachchan who played the role of his reel wife. They raised their sons, Rahul (Shah Rukh Khan) and Rohan (Hrithik Roshan) showering them with love and affection. Yash has tried to pass on to his sons the values, heritage and traditions of their family. However, circumstances change when elder son gets married to a girl named Anjali (Kajol) about whom Yashovardhan  doesn't approve. This leads to separation between Rahul and his father, and after several years the younger son Rahul decides to reunite his family. Image source:  Youtube

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Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna (2006): This is another movie of Bachchan, who has made many cry. The movie collected up to Rs 111.92 crore worldwide, from which in India the movie collected Rs 62.82 crore. Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna was promoted with the tagline, "A Love.... That Broke All Relationships". The lead characters involved Maya (Rani Mukerji) an orphan who is to marry her closest childhood friend Rishi Talwar (Abhishek Bachchan). The two have been raised by Rishi's fun-loving father Samarjit a.k.a. Sam (Amitabh Bachchan). These three get linked with Dev Saran (Shah Rukh Khan) a successful soccer player in the United States, living with his wife Rhea (Preity Zinta), son Arjun (Ahsaas Channa) and mother Kamaljit a.k.a. Kamal (Kirron Kher). Although Dev and Maya are strangers and stay with two different people, they found love in each other and connected instantly. Hence, the story is based on tragic love story. Image source:  Youtube

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Pink (2016): Amitabh Bachchan has been praised for his work in this movie,  which deals with the ordeal faced by three independent working women when one night, they head out for drinks with a group of guys which in turn leads to an ugly incident. Bachchan plays the role of a lawyer who takes it upon himself to fight the girls case against these manipulative, influential boys. The movie received good reviews and collected about Rs 109.37 crore worldwide, from which India recorded Rs 90.35 crore. Image source:  Reuters

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Satyagraha (2013): It was not only in love stories and family dramas where Amitabh Bachchan vowed fans. He was also praised for many political movies. Satyagraha is one such movie, which reflected  the uprising of the middle class against a corrupt and unjust system that leaves it with no recourse but to form a spontaneous movement to challenge the status quo. The movie touched a box office collection of Rs 91 crore worldwide, while  in India it received about Rs 74.96 crore. Image source:  Reuters

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Mohabbatein (2000): This is one classic love story from back in 2000, which is still the favorite of many Indians. The movie collected about Rs 90.01 crore, from which its India collection was Rs 70.62 crore. Mohabbatein is a film that portrays the battle between love and fear. It is a film based in a small North Indian town. A film that is set in one of the most prestigious educational institutions of the country, Gurukul. It is governed with an iron hand by the autocratic disciplinarian Narayan Shankar (Amitabh Bachchan). Image source:  Twitter

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Wazir: This is a tale of two unlikely friends, a wheelchair-bound chess grandmaster and a brave ATS officer. Brought together by grief and a strange twist of fate, the two men decide to help each other win the biggest games of their lives. The movie stars Amitabh Bachchan alongside Farhan Akhtar. The movie collected total Rs 75.75 crore worldwide, from which Rs 55.86 crore was from India. Image source:  Reliance Entertainment 

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Aarakshan (2001): This is the story of Prabhakar Anand (Amitabh Bachchan), the legendary idealistic principal of a college that he has single-handedly turned into the state's best. It is the story of his loyal disciple, Deepak Kumar (Saif Ali Khan) who will do anything for his Sir. The movie collected a total Rs 64.52 crore worldwide, from which Rs 56.52 crore were collected from India. Image source:  DNA

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Bunty Aur Babli (2005): They were two avid dreamers. Two free souls born into caged small town realities. They grow weary of being two specks on the horizon. And so they pack their aspirations in worn out bags, whip a scarf of confidence around their necks and set forth on a journey across the length and breadth of the country, spinning circles around the people they meet. Amitabh Bachchan played the character of a DCP Dashrath Singh where his was chasing Bunty (Abhishek Bachchan) and Babli (Rani Mukherji). This movie collected about Rs 63.74 crore worldwide, from which Indian collection was Rs 51.43 crore. Image source:  Youtube

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Sarkar Raj (2008): Sarkar Raj is an intense political drama and is essentially a study of power; it explores the politics of development and takes a fresh look at the tradition versus modernity debate.  The movie had Amitabh Bachchan in lead roles alongside his son Abhishek Bachchan and daughter in law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. The movie collected Rs 59.55 crore worldwide, from which India collection stood at Rs 47.84 crore. Image source: Reuters 

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