70 moments of reckoning of Amitabh Bachchan’s films -II

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KASME VAADE: Again a film with double role by Big B, it has its moments of performance, however the scene where Big B in the second role meets Rakhee for the first time, and Rakhee mistakes him to be his lover, and the trigger of change that the character undergoes is one of the significant moments of the film.

TRISHUL: For TRISHUL the magic moment, the molten lava of simmering content that set the tone for the movie was the scene where he lights the dynamite through his cigarette and walks away from the scene without any fear was one of the most magic moments of Hindi cinema.

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DON: DON again is a film that had its numerous scenes, however the scene where the character who is masquerading as DON comes to know that the only man who knows he is not DON is dead, a sense of abjectness that creeps in, in the character, is the scene for the film. Besides, of-course the dialogue- Don ko pakadne ke liye to 20 mulkon kee police dhoond rahe hai, par DON ko pakadna mushkil hee nahee namumkin hai.

MUQADDAR KA SIKANDER: Arguably one would say the scene where Kadar Khan asks Sikander to laugh is one of those moments, but arguably the finest scenes is where Big B and Amjad Khan have fight and where he tells Amjad that he never loved Rekha, but was always in love with Rakhee.

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THE GREAT GAMBLER: In THE GREAT GAMBLER for once there would not be an element of debate that the best moment for the film was the song- DO lafjo kee hai dil kee kahani, which still is one of the best songs picturised on Big B and is indeed the finest scene of the film, as the backdrop of imposing waterfront indeed invokes romance.

MR. NATWARLAL: Big B's another film where the sensitivity that he had acting opposite the children comes out in succinct detail in the lines of the song- ye jeena bhee koi jeena hai lalloo, a sort of submission of the futility of existence.

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KALA PATTHAR: There are magic moments in the film, but the finest moment of the film is when Big B along with his teammates is trapped inside the mine, and when he utters the dialogue- hum paanee ke liye Raasta banaenge, aur paani hamare liye Raasta banaega, a moment to fight with nature as well, was scene worth savoring.

SUHAAG: The scene where he accidently becomes catalyst in Shashi Kapoor turning blind, and then takes it upon himself to be his eyes was one of the turning moments for the film.

DO AUR DO PAANCH: The confrontation scenes that happen between Big B and Shashi Kapoor in the film which create the situation for comedy is the finest, no wonder during those times Shashi Kapoor for the number of films that he did with Big B was called as his filmy wife.

DOSTANA: Big B was also one of the actors who created cheeky moments in cinema, and in this film, where Zeenat Aman lands at his police station in a bikini revealing more than concealing, and his comment, aise kapde dekh ke log seeti nahee to kya mandir kee ghantiya bajaenge was the scene for the film.

RAM BALRAM: Ajit used to dominate the characters of Big B and Dharmendra, but the scene where Big B confronts Ajit and tells him that he should not threaten him as he can retaliate and the expression on Ajit's face tells it all.

SHAAN: For SHAAN there are in fact two scenes that set the tone, first one when he observes Rakhee becoming widow and the second scene in the saloon where Big B confronts Dilip Tahil.

NASEEB: For NASEEB the scene which was the defining moment was where Shatrughan Sinha expresses his love for Hema Malini, while Big B has come to tell Shotgun that Reena Rai loves her and he is not able to do, as he is torn between love for his friend and sister, and his helplessness in not being able to help the sister-Reena Rai.

BARSAAT KI EK RAAT: The introductory scene where Big B confronts Amjad Khan, aka Kali on the bridge hiding his face behind the floppy Panama hat, in the Mexicon dress set the tone for confrontation between them throughout the film.

LAAWARIS: The scene where Big B comes to know nearing the end of the movie that he is Amjad Khan's son as told by Sree Ram Lagoo, but cannot go and tell him, as he is his not his legal son was what made it a film of commendable performance.

SILSILA: For SILSILA the scene would be where after the death of Shashi Kapoor Big B comes home, and finds Jaya Bachchan embracing him, while Rekha was trying to come near him, brought out the dilemma of choice between romance and responsibility in a succinct manner.

YARAANA: The scene where Neetu Singh confronts him when he refuses to sing, and then he realizes that there is somebody else who also loves him, just before the song, Choo kar mere man ko, was a scene of poignant performance.

KAALIA: When Pran confronts him with the dialogue – log jab sone kee Gaadi par sawar hote hain, and his rebut in kya naza ke taqlifo mein maja jab maut na aaye Jawani mein- underlined the sense of chutzpah that is a hallmark of his performance.

SATTE PE SATTA: It was for the first time that Big B had changed the getup of his eyes to play the character of Babay, and also for the last time perhaps, and when the character is introduced in the film, was the scene that set the tone for the film.

NAMAK HALAL: There are scores of scenes in the film that stand out, but the scene where he breaks the heart of his Daddu-Om Prakash and laments about it as well was the scene for the film.

KHUDDAR: For KHUDDAR the scene would be where Big B tells the name of his father in the court and Sanjeev Kumar as judge hears it, and the sense of hope that flickers in his eyes was one of the finest moments of the film.

SHAKTI: For SHAKTI the climax scene where he falls in the eyes of his father and realizes that the scorn that he had for his father owing to misgiving and underlining the institution of fatherhood was the scene for the film.

ANDHA KANOON: There would be the scene with the dialogue-yaad kijiye apna faasla your honor, but the really poignant moment for the film was when he buries his daughter in the grave and the emotions that he has displayed in the process.

PUKAR: In this film situated in Goa, the song- Samundar mein naha ke, again highlight the mischief of the character, again with Zeenat Aman as it had happened in DOSTANA was the highlight of the film.

COOLIE: For COOLIE the scene in the climax where he confronts Kader Khan and comes across his mother Waheeda Rehman was one of the moment in the film, along with the egg making process which was the humourous highlight of the film.

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