Celebrating Big B day: Stellar performances by Amitabh Bachchan from last decade that you cannot miss
 
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Celebrating Big B day: Stellar performances by Amitabh Bachchan from last decade that you cannot miss
Megha Mukundan
Oct 10, 2021
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Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan, who has been an active face in the movie industry for more than five decades, is regarded as one of the most influential people in the Indian cinema space. It is a celebratory occasion for the Big B fans as the senior star turns 79 this year on October 11. 

The actor who stepped into the industry in 1969, rose to fame during the early 70s with films like Sholay, Deewar and Zanjeer. Since then, he has been a part of more than 200 movies and has won numerous acclaims, awards and praises at various stages of his career. He is also an honoured recipient of Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan for his contribution to the arts. 

While considering the last decade, Bachchan has gifted a handful of memorable characters to the audience including his debut in the Malayalam industry alongside Mohanlal in Kandahar. The list ranges from female-centric movie Pink to his latest mystery thriller Chehre, which anyone would love to watch and re-watch. Here is a handpicked collection of his best from the last decade:

1
Piku
8OTTplay Rating
Helmed by Shoojit Sircar, the movie is all about Piku and her aged but nagging father Bhaskor Banerjee, who gets closer after a road trip. Bachchan and Deepika Padukone play the father-daughter duo in this comedy-drama, which gained wider acclaim along with a huge commercial success as well. The film also brought home many awards including Deepika’s Best Actress Filmfare Award and Bachchan’s record-setting fourth National Award. The movie also features Irrfan Khan, Jisshu Sengupta, Avijit Dutt and Moushmi Chatterjee in vital roles.
2
Kandahar
3.8OTTplay Rating
The Major Ravi directorial, which marks Bachchan’s Malayalam debut, is a war film. Mohanlal reprises his role as Major Mahadevan in this third instalment of the Major Mahadevan film series. The movie revolves around a group of hardcore militants who have hijacked a plane and its aftermath. Bachchan essays the role of an ambitious father, who dreams to see his young son winning his life. Popular Tamil-Telugu actor Ganesh Venkataraman also plays an important role alongside the superstar. The movie also has actors like Sumalatha, Ananya, Major Ravi, Mamukkoya and K P A C Lalitha, in pivotal roles.
3
Satyagraha
6.2OTTplay Rating
The political drama helmed by Prakash Jha is about Dwarka Anand (Bachchan), who serves prison time after assaulting a corrupt official, during obtaining due compensation for his son’s death. The storyline of the movie is based on the life of the popular social activist Anna Hazare, who has led many movements against corruption. The movie has a stellar cast including Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Amrita Rao and Manoj Bajpayee.
4
PINK
8.4OTTplay Rating
The legal thriller directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury is a female-centric movie starring Tapsee Pannu. She plays the role of Minal, legally fighting against her molester. Bachchan plays the role of a retired lawyer Deepak Sehgal in the movie, who helps her and her friends to move forward with the case. The movie, presented with an engaging and thrilling plot, gained wide popularity along with winning an award for the Best Film on Other Social Issues. The movie also features Kirti Kulhari, Angad Bedi, Tushar Pandey and Piyush Mishra.
5
Gulabo Sitabo
6.2OTTplay Rating
The comedy-drama revolves around an old man Mirza and his tenant Baankey, who are always in a fight. Bachchan essays the role of the greedy miser old man, while popular actor Ayushmann Khurrana appears as the poor tenant, who lives with his mother and three sisters. The Shoojit Sircar directorial also features Farrukh Jaffar, Vijay Raaz, Brijendra Kala, Tina Bhatia and Nalneesh Neel in vital roles.
6
Chehre
6.8OTTplay Rating
The Rumi Jaffery directorial is a mystery thriller, which presents an intriguing yet interesting storyline. It revolves around an 80-year-old lawyer who lives with his friends, conducting mock trials and serving justice in his home amidst the mountains. Bachchan essays the role of the grand old man, while Emraan Hashmi plays a business tycoon who gets stuck in his trial. The movie also features Krystle D’Souza, Rhea Chakraborty, Sidhdhanth Kapoor, Annu Kapoor and Dhritiman Chatterjee in vital roles. The plot is an uncredited adaptation of Friedrich Durrenmatt’s German novel A Dangerous Game.

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