Thursday, October 11, 2012

Amitabh Bachchan is a legend. He is a person who commands respect not only as one of the best actors of Bollywood but as one of the finest people of India.

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 His style, his voice, his acting skills and his personality have never failed to leave an impression in our minds and our hearts. Action, comedy, romance, tragedy, drama… is there anything the man can’t do?

He is 70 years today and out of these he dedicated 43 years of his life to entertaining us. Can you imagine what would Bollywood be like without him? He makes his presence felt both on and off screen and helped create some of Indian cinemas unforgettable on screen moments. He etched some of his dialogues into our minds forever. Here is a list of his top ten dialogues:
·         “I can talk English I can walk English I can laugh English because English is a very phunny language..”
-Namak Hraam (1973)

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·         “Yeh police station hai tumhare baap ka ghar nahi ..”

-Zanjeer (1973)

·         “Aaj khush to bahut hoge tum..”
·         “Aaj mere paas building hain, property hai, property hai, bank balance hai , bungla hai, gadhi hai ..kya hai tumhare paas?”
·          “Jaoo pheley us admi ka sign le aao jisne mere haat pe yeh likh diya tha..”

-Deewaar (1975)

·         “Don ka intezar toh gyara mulkon ki police kar rahi hai lekin Soniya ek baat samajh lo ..Don ko pakadhna mushkil hi nahin namumkin hai.”

-Don (1978)

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·         “Mein aaj bhi phekey huve paise nahi uthata..”
·         “Tum log mujhe dhoond rahe ho aur mein tumhara yahan intezaar kar raha hoon..”
             -Coolie (1983)

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·          “Haan daddy lekin aap ek baat bhool rahe hain aap jaise tamaam button walon ke upar bhi koi baitha hua hai jiske haat mein main switch hai..zindagi..taqdeer..yeah sab asli current toh wahin se ata hai usne agar kisi din main switch off kar diya toh?”
·         “Muchey hoon toh Nattu lal jaisi hoon warna na ho..”

-Sharabi (1984)

·         “Rishtey mein toh hum tumahre baap lagte hai..naam hai Shahinsha.”

·         “Vijay Dinanath Chauhaan pura naam… baap ka naam Dinanath Chauhaan… maa ka naam Suhasni Chauhaan… gaoon Mandwa… umar chattis saal nau mahina aat din yej solwa ghants chaloo hai..”


·         “Mujhey jo sahi lagta hai mein who karta hoon  who chahe bhagwaan ke khilaaf ho , samaaj ke khilaaf ho, police ..khanoon ya phir police system ke khilaaf kyun na ho..”


Even after so many years of stardom he remains humble, on his blog he writes:

“I may not get the time, or have sufficient energy to write in today, so I come in early to express my grateful thanks to all that have wished me, and merely say this, Without you my life would have been incomplete .The blessings of the Almighty, the affection and care and upbringing of my parents and my family, and the deep love of my well-wishers has kept me alive … I am whatever I am today because of all the above … it has been so from the beginning, it shall remain so till the end ..
Love affection and more”

We love you Amitji. Happy Birthday!!

-Syeda Nawab Fathima

The writer is a media and communications student specializing in Journalism in Manipal University, Dubai.