7 Immortal Roles Played by Amitabh Bachchan

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Vijay Khanna - Zanjeer (1973)

The role that birthed the "Angry Young Man": Bachchan played a fiery, upright cop who faces off against the criminal underworld while fighting the demons of his childhood.

Vijay Verma - Deewaar (1975)

As the older brother who takes up a life of crime to provide for his rudderless family, Bachchan was a force to reckon with in this Yash Chopra film.

Jai - Sholay (1975)

Bachchan played the brooding strapper of a criminal, one-half of an iconic pair who are recruited by Thakur (Sanjeev Kumar) to bring him the dacoit Gabbar Singh (Amjad Khan) - alive.

Anthony - Amar Akbar Anthony (1977)

Playing one of three brothers separated during childhood, Bachchan revelled in the Manmohan Desai format of filmmaking, blending all sorts of masala together to produce a potent production.

Vijay Deenanath Chavan - Agneepath (1990)

Bachchan won a National Award for his portrayal of the vengeful, ruthless gangster Vijay Deenanath Chavan who cares about nothing but bringing down Kaancha Cheena (Danny Denzongpa).

Debraj Sahai - Black (2005)

In the Sanjay Leela Bhansali film, Bachchan played the hatke tutor Debraj Sahai who takes under his wing a woman (Rani Mukerji) who cannot speak, hear, or see.

Bhaskor Banerjee - Piku (2015)

As a neurotic old man who drives his young daughter (Deepika Padukone) and others around him up the wall, Bachchan was the source of much grief and humour in the Shoojit Sircar film.

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