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Happy Birthday Amitabh Bachchan: Classics that were box office dampeners

Big B, who is known for his versatility and dynamism, has enthralled moviegoers since his first film ‘Saat Hindustani’. In a career spaning more than 50 years, Big B has given innumerable blockbusters. Yet there are films that created a lot of hype for their content but failed to set cash registers ringing at the box office

Atrayee Bose Calcutta Published 11.10.22, 04:25 PM
Mukul Anand's Agneepath (1990) earned Big B his first National Award as the Best Actor. Yet the movie also starring Mithun Chakraborty, Danny and others didn't do well at the box office
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Mukul Anand's Agneepath (1990) earned Big B his first National Award as the Best Actor. Yet the movie also starring Mithun Chakraborty, Danny and others didn't do well at the box office

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Just take this - Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan share screen for the first time, Ramesh Sippy helms project also starring Smita Patil and Rakhee - 'Shakti' had all the ingredients to be a blockbuster, yet the 1982 film wasn't a box-office winner
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Just take this - Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan share screen for the first time, Ramesh Sippy helms project also starring Smita Patil and Rakhee - 'Shakti' had all the ingredients to be a blockbuster, yet the 1982 film wasn't a box-office winner

Hrishikesh Mukherjee's 'Bemisaal' a remake of the Uttam Kumar-starrer 'Aami Shey O Sakha', released in 1982. Powerful content, RD Burman's unforgettable music and Bachchan's stellar performance were lauded but the movie disappointed at the box office
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Hrishikesh Mukherjee's 'Bemisaal' a remake of the Uttam Kumar-starrer 'Aami Shey O Sakha', released in 1982. Powerful content, RD Burman's unforgettable music and Bachchan's stellar performance were lauded but the movie disappointed at the box office

Tinnu Anand's 'Main Aazaad Hoon' with Bachchan and Shabana Azmi in pivotal roles, released in 1989. The movie was a hard-hitting statement on the corrupt and manipulative system which was and still is prevalent in India. Rated as one of his best, the movie was a dampener commercially
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Tinnu Anand's 'Main Aazaad Hoon' with Bachchan and Shabana Azmi in pivotal roles, released in 1989. The movie was a hard-hitting statement on the corrupt and manipulative system which was and still is prevalent in India. Rated as one of his best, the movie was a dampener commercially

Yash Chopra's 'Silsila' played around the purported complications in Big B's personal life hit the theatres in 1981. However, the Big B-Jaya-Rekha trio failed to hit the bull's eye
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Yash Chopra's 'Silsila' played around the purported complications in Big B's personal life hit the theatres in 1981. However, the Big B-Jaya-Rekha trio failed to hit the bull's eye

'Yaarana' is a 1981 film directed by Rakesh Kumar starring Amitabh Bachchan, Amjad Khan, Neetu Singh, Tanuja and Kader Khan, revolved around friendship. Rajesh Roshan's music went places but the movie didn't
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'Yaarana' is a 1981 film directed by Rakesh Kumar starring Amitabh Bachchan, Amjad Khan, Neetu Singh, Tanuja and Kader Khan, revolved around friendship. Rajesh Roshan's music went places but the movie didn't

'Nishabd' is a 2007 film directed by Ram Gopal Varma, starring Amitabh Bachchan and debutante Jiah Khan. The film received mixed reviews from critics but wasn't accepted by the audiences because of its bold subject - relationship between an old man and teenager
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'Nishabd' is a 2007 film directed by Ram Gopal Varma, starring Amitabh Bachchan and debutante Jiah Khan. The film received mixed reviews from critics but wasn't accepted by the audiences because of its bold subject - relationship between an old man and teenager

Umesh Shukla's '102 Not Out' starrring Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor in lead roles was an experiment of a sort dwelling upon the equation between an aged father and his 80-something son. The movie failed to rake in the moolah
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Umesh Shukla's '102 Not Out' starrring Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor in lead roles was an experiment of a sort dwelling upon the equation between an aged father and his 80-something son. The movie failed to rake in the moolah

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