We grew up watching Hindi movies.
More than Tamil movies, more than English movies and more than Kannada films, we were obsessed with Hindi films.
Amitabh Bachchan, Rajesh Khanna, Dharmendra, Vinod Khanna, Sanjeev Kumar, Raj Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Vinod Mehra et al were our heroes and the ones we wanted to be after growing up.
Hema Malini, Rekha, Dimple Kapadia, Zeenat Aman and Parveen Babi were the goddesses who blessed our wet dreams. 😉
And among all the Hindi stars, Amitabh Bachchan was our favorite.
Countless are the number of times that we forked out double or triple the ticket price to watch an Amitabh Bachchan film on the first show of the first day (once we paid double or triple the price and our Tamil friend failed to turn up on time…so we had to sell the extra ticket at the original base price to an acquaintance!).
Muquaddar Ka Sikandar, Sholay, Deewar, Don (old Don, not the recent Shahrukh Khan film), Kabhie Kabhie, Kaalia, Don, Zanjeer, Trishul, Suhaag, Silsila, Amar Akbar Antony, Laawaris, Dostana, Kaala Pathar, Sharabi, Satte Pe Satta, Khakee, Sarkar, Family…we’ve seen them all and more.
Who can forget Amitabh’s most famous line in Deewar.
Mere pas Gaadi he, Banglow hai, Bank Balance hai. Tumhare paas kya hai?
Or for that Shashi Kapoor’s equally famous response.
Starting Friday, we’re going to (re)watch a dozen or so Amitabh Bachchan movies and scribble out our thoughts here.
These are not going to be full reviews of the old movies. More like a nostalgia trip down memory lane.
If you’d like to join our Amitabh Bachchan ride, Willkommen.
Deewar Review – Hunger Makes for Fine Entertainment