He may not have lived up to expectations created by the entire country, but Abhishek Bachchan has surely proved himself at the highest level on multiple occasions. In an acting career spanning nearly 20 years, the younger Bachchan has always been over-shadowed by family members Amitabh Bachchan (father) and former Miss World, Aishwarya Rai (wife).
With the bar set very high, Abhishek had to perform out of his skin and he has been moderately successful over the years. One National Award, three Filmfare Awards, five IIFA (International Indian Film Academy) Awards, six Screen Awards and a few lesser significant awards are what Abhishek has been felicitated with over the years, for his work in Bollywood.
The actor hasn’t really been active in Bollywood in recent times, preferring to spend his time in sporting ventures like the Indian Super League (ISL), the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) and others. Today, 5th February 2019, he turns 43 years old and we at Read Scoops take a look at his best 5 movies that were hits among his fans.
Here’s one of Bachchan’s first major successes in Bollywood. Mani Ratnam directed this film which was a Hindi remake of his own Tamil movie called ‘Aaytha Ezhuthu’. The political drama saw Bachchan winning a Filmfare award (his first) in a movie where four students entering politics meet in Calcutta and change each others lives forever. Also starring the likes of Ajay Devgn, Rani Mukherkjee and Vivek Oberoi, the film wasn’t a big hit at the Box Office but it received tonnes of critical acclaim.
Bachchan’s second film with Mani Ratnam, and once again, he did a fantastic job. As far I can remember, I’ve never seen a better performance by Abhishek Bachchan. Simply put, ‘Guru’ was based on the life of Dhirubhai Ambani and Abhishek was paired with Aishwarya Rai for the first time after they got married. Once again, the movie received a 7.8 on IMDb, which is extremely high, but it wasn’t a commercial success at the Box Office.
The year 2005 seemed to be a good one for Abhishek Bachchan, releasing Sarkar as well as ‘Bunty Aur Babli’, where he acted with father Amitabh Bachchan in both. While the latter saw him do brilliantly in a comic role, Sarkar was once again a political drama that attracted a lot of eye-balls to Abhishek’s acting abilities. This Ram Gopal Varma film was based on the international blockbuster ‘The Godfather’, and it even received a high rating of 7.7 on IMDb. Bachchan received his second career Filmfare award for his role in Sarkar.
Now here’s a film that created quite a stir, taking an approach that not many Indian films had taken in the past. Not just was the movie applauded because of its ‘gay’ concept, but Bachchan did a brilliant job, further proving himself as an actor with brilliant comic timing. This was one of many comedy roles to come for the younger Bachchan. John Abraham and Bachchan also won the Screen Award for Jodi No. 1 for their performance in Dostana.
The Dhoom series will always be a brand that Abhishek Bachchan will be related to. Playing assistant police commissioner Jai Dixit in the trilogy, the first movie came out in 2004, and the sequel in 2006 was the highest grossing film of the year in the Box Office. Similarly, the third part released in 2013 broke many collection records. The Dhoom series is also where Abhishek first met Aishwarya Rai, who he would soon marry in 2007.
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