Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Take Five: Happy Birthday Amitabh Bachchan

The bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan is 69 today! Here are five songs celebrating some of his best work.

Don - Khaike Paan Banaraswala



Amitabh shows SRK how it's done in the original Don. Those brown flares were the fashion statement of the day. Some Desi men have worn them ever since.

  Sholay-Yeh Dosti


From the super hit masala film Sholay, this song sums up true friendship. Dhamendra starred alongside Amitabh as a petty criminal who is ordered to defeat the dacoit Gabbar Singh. One of the most successful Bollywood films ever.

Silsila - Dekha Ek Khwab


Chandni and Amit, played by Rekha and Amitab, fall in love in the film Silsila. A field of tulips in full bloom makes a great place for a Bollywood love song. They don't make them like this anymore.

 Khabi Nahi



Amitabh teams up with Adnan Sami to create this song from the album Tera Chera. The star provided his own vocals instead of using a playback singer. Thankfully the black and yellow jackets did not end up as a fashion trend, unlike the flares from Don.

KANK - Rock and Roll Soniye


From the film Khabi Alvida Na Kehna, Amitabh dances alonside his son in Rock and Rolle Soniye. Amitabh plays a character called sexy Sam and proves he can still keep up with the younger generation, not to mention an army of Marilyn Monroe look alikes. 



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