Senior Bachchan is an inspiration to scores of people in India – he has a crazy fan following and immense respect in the Hindi film industry.
Mr. Amitabh Bachchan is talent personified. The veteran actor can play almost any role with so much ease and style. Today on his 75th birthday, let’s have a look at the characters he has played that have taught us something. He blends into his characters so well that the audience doesn’t feel like what is happening on the screen in front of them is a part of reel life.
Amitabh Bachchan has played a lot of characters and starred in films beyond the scope of counting. But here are his five characters that we found unforgettable – the ones that sent out strong messages to learn from.
1. JAI IN SHOLAY (1975) TEACHES FRIENDSHIP, SACRIFICE AND BRAVERY:
The character of Jai played by Bachchan in the iconic film Sholay died for his friend. Jai is a fearless person who is extremely loyal to his friend, Veeru and is not afraid of challenges in life. His level-headed attitude and no-nonsense persona speaks volumes!
Yeh dosti…hum nahin todenge, todenge dum magar tera saath chodenge…
2. RAJ MALHOTRA IN BAGHBAN (2003) TEACHES SELFLESSNESS AND SELF-RESPECT:
This film brought tears to the ideas of most people, thanks to the superb acting done by Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini. Bachchan’s character of Raj Malhotra touched a millions hearts. He played a father who has spent his entire life taking care of his kids. The message this character sends out is of being selfless towards the ones we love and at the same time to stand-up for ourselves when we are not respected.
Mai yaha tu waha…zindagi hai kaha…
3. SUBIR KUMAR IN ABHIMAAN (1973) TEACHES APPRECIATION AND TO STOW AWAY FROM JEALOUSY:
This character played by Bachchan was one of the most real characters he has played on screen. It is a story of Subir Kumar getting jealous from his wife who sings better than him and soars to fame. This characters teaches us to appreciate others who have talent even if it is in the same field and to refrain from getting jealous by the feats others achieve.
Piya Bina…piya bina piya bina basiyan, baje na baje na baje na…
4. VIJAY KHAANA IN ZANJEER(1973) TEACHES TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT PATH AND BE A ONE MAN ARMY:
Inspector Vijay Khanna was one of the most powerful characters Bachchan played. Here the character single-handedly brings the killers of his parents to justice and is righteous. Khanna’s characters sends out a message of not being afraid to stand alone and keep walking towards our goals, with or without help.
Yaari hai imaan mera , yaar meri zindagi…
5. SUBHASH NAGRE IN SARKAR (2005) SENDS OUT A MESSAGE HELPING OTHERS AND PREVENTING INJUSTICE:
The Sarkar series have been appreciated by audiences of all ages and the character of Subhash Nagre is extremely well-written. Nagre is a government in himself who helps those who have suffered at the hands of anti-social elements and those in need even by risking his own life. Implementing only a 10% of Nagre’s qualities in our lives will make this world a better place to live in.
Govinda, govinda, govinda, govinda, govinda, govinda…
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