50 years of Amitabh Bachchan: The undefeated hope, the never ending light


Amitabh Bachchan completes 50 years in Bollywood, son Abhishek Bachchan has penned a heartfelt note for his Pa, but there is something more to the icons for the icons – which is beyond acting, star, and stardom.

50 years ago Amitabh Bachchan marked his big-screen debut with ‘SAAT HINDUSTANI released on today’s date 50 years ago in 1969. Amitabh Bachchan was the odd man out. He was tall, lean and had a deep baritone that was exactly opposite of the sweet and charming Rajesh Khanna and his soft mesmerizing voice.

Also read: Abhishek Bachchan celebrates 50 years of Bachchan


Today after clocking a golden jubilee in the industry which he single-handedly ruled for a decade 1975 – 1985 and today stands tall as a source of inspiration is a feat that nobody can achieve.

Today, he is one of the busiest actors/star/celebrity can be seen on both the screens big and small.. his voice is the most popular Indian voice.


But, the world is aware of what the celebrity/icon Amitabh Bachchan is. Today on the 50th professional birthday of the icon for the icons, let’s understand what Amitabh Bachchan means.

Amitabh (meaning the light that will never go off) is in true sense the role model of the great Satyajit Ray’s perception/understanding of a ‘star’. Satyajit Ray in a memorable essay titled “ An Indian New Wave’ said, “ A star is a person on screen who continues to be expressive and interesting even after he/she had stopped doing anything, a person who keeps calm before the camera, projects a personality and evokes sympathy”.


Some may not be aware that Amitabh Bachchan decided to stay away from the camera and was mostly out of action between 1990 – 1995. The grand premiere of KHUDA GAWAH saw a never before gathering cause it was projected as his last movie and Mr. Bachchan is going to announce his short retirement. And he did.

But Bachchan is Bachchan – the phenomenon for millions since childhood. Amitabh Bachchan performed on stage at a very small age, then theatre, then movies, then singing, then production then anchors he was and is unstoppable.

A true star as said by Satyajit Ray, Amitabh Bachchan remained interesting, expressive even when he did nothing. His silence and the burning rage under and the situation in India during the mid 70 saw a voice, light, and hope in Vijay. He remained a winner even after losing and dying in his greatest blockbusters. He was not in action but still remained in action.

Amitabh Bachchan has completed 5 decades today in Bollywood and is raring to go. the zest can make many youngsters to shame. He continues to charm everywhere – silver screen, tv screen, mobile screen, computer screen, any screen any media.

That face ‘Chehra’ is not just a star, actor, icon it’s a picture of undefeated hope, the never-ending light. Amitabh Bachchan will be seen in CHEHRE alongside Emraan Hashmi, he also has GULABO SITABO with Ayushmann Khurrana. Ranbir Kapoor’s superhero drama BRAHMASTRA and of course Nagraj Manjule’s JHUND.  

Who doesn't, want to work with him, who does,t want to talk about him, who has not heard of him.

This Hindustani from SAATH HINDUSTANI has completed 50 years and him along with his fans worldwide will keep on asking for more and he will keep on obliging.

A big ‘seeti’ ( claps, whistle) on completing fifty and it’s just an entry of your favorite Amitabh Bachchan.

Team Glamsham wishes Amitabh Bachchan many more success and to keep entertaining us for many more years. 





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