Buddah Bachchan aka Big B aka Amitabh Bachchan just doesn’t draw the crowds anymore.
Buddah is kinda like a Jonah for movies lately. The kiss of death.
Like son, like father, eh? 😉
Buddah’s name on the marquee virtually guarantees the Bollywood movie will fare badly at the U.S. box office.
Whether it’s Paa, Bbuddah Hoga Tera Baap or Rann, Amitabh Bachchan’s name guarantees F A I L U R E at the box office.
No surprise then that Buddah’s latest movie Aarakshan has not fared well at the U.S. box office.
See how badly Aarakshan did at the U.S. box office compared to a few prominent Bollywood films:
Box Office Gods Pee on Paa – A Monumental Disaster
It looks like he managed to improve upon “Buddah hoga…”. Your are correct. His magic is long gone. It is best to watch his movies from 70s and 80s instead.
SI – If you had to pick 5 of your favorite Amitabh movies then what are those?
For me, it would be Hum, Don, Sholay, Satte Pe Satta and Kaala Patthar.
Except Anand, Paa & one or two others, we’ve seen all of
Amitabh’sthe Buddah’s films.
Most of them are trash. Can’t stand any of them now.
Sholay was director Ramesh Sippy’s film. Hard to classify that as Amitabh’s, Dharmendra’s or even Amjad’s film. We did like the movie then.
Amitabh was lucky in that he happened to be around when the national mood turned away from chocolate-boy Romantic Lover (Rajesh Khanna).
Most of Sholay holds up pretty well even after 30 years, like the classic westerns. Deewar is good. there were duds like Mard, Ajooba, Sahenshah, that were really bad, Hum was half baked, but the Amitabh sequence was good to be made into ‘Basha’.
Haven’t seen anything after Eklavya, where the cinematography was good. and Black where the story was strong and cinematography was good but something was a letdown, I cant quite figure out what., Maybe I should watch ‘Miracle Worker’.