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The 15 Most Memorable Dialogues of Amitabh Bachchan!

Riya Aggarwal | October 10, 2018

There can be no Bollywood without Amitabh Bachchan. Amitabh Bachchan is Bollywood! From playing the angry young man in action-packed masala movies to playing the romantic hero cum poet in romantic dramas, megastar Amitabh Bachchan has done it all.

On the occasion of Amitji’s 76th birthday, we bring to you the 15 most iconic and most memorable dialogues that Amitabh Bachchan has given to the film industry.


1) Shahenshah (1988)

Amitabh Bachchan played the role of Vijay-a corrupt police officer who leads a dual life. In the morning he’s a lawman and at night he turns into a crime-fighting hero.


2) Don (1978)

Amitji played a double role in this film. He played the wanted criminal ‘Don’ and the adorable paan-loving ‘Vijay’ who is asked to step in, after the real Don dies.


3) Kabhi Kabhie (1976)

One of the most iconic movies of Bollywood, Amitji played the role of ‘Amit’-a young man who leaves his beloved to marry as per his parent’s wishes. The movie gave us the lovely song ‘Kabhie Kabhie,’ which is one of the most romantic songs in the history of Bollywood.


4) Deewar (1975)

This movie earned Amitji the title of the ‘angry young man’ of Bollywood. He played the role of Vijay-a man haunted by his past who finds solace in leading a life of crime. This film has many iconic dialogues, which are remembered even today.


5) Silsila (1981)

Amitabh Bachchan played the role of ‘Amit’. A young man who sacrifices his love to marry his deceased brother’s wife. Fate brings his lover back into his life and Amit, despite being a married man, gives in to his desires and has an extramarital affair with his former lover.


6) Laawaris (1981)

In this movie, Amitji plays a man who was born out of an illicit relationship. Wondering about his identity, his character eventually crosses paths with his biological father.


7) Sharaabi (1984)

Amitabh Bachchan was at his wittiest best in this movie, wherein he played the spoilt alcoholic son of a rich father.


8) Mohabbatein (2000)

In this film, Amitabh Bachchan plays the strict principal of a boys college. Hardened by the suicide of his daughter, Amitji played a principal who doesn’t believe in love and who prohibits his students from following their heart.


9) Kaalia (1981)

In the movie, Amitji plays a character whose life changes after his brother meets with an accident. To pay for the treatment of his brother, his character steals from his brother’s boss, and gets arrested for doing so.


10) Namak Halal (1982)

Who can forget Amitabh Bachchan’s dialogue where he talks about English being a funny language in the movie ‘Namak Halal’?


11) Pink (2016)

Amitabh Bachchan played the role of a retired lawyer, who comes out of his retirement to help a girl fight a molestation case against a politician’s nephew in this National Award-winning film.


12) Sholay (1975)

One of the most popular films made to date, Sholay’s screenplay was written by Salman Khan’s father Salim Khan and lyricist Javed Akhtar. Playing the roles of ex-convicts, Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra were simply unforgettable in this film!


13) Baghban (2003)

This family drama had Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini in lead roles. The actors played the role of an elderly couple who are forced to live separately from each other because of their sons-who think of them as a burden since they are old.

All these dialogues, delivered in Amitabh Bachchan’s booming baritone voice, are loved by everyone today. No actor could have delivered these dialogues as well as Amitji! On behalf of the entire BetterButter community, we wish the megastar, the icon and the evergreen Shahenshah of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan, a very happy 76th birthday!

Sources: Antiserious, Filmy Quotes,, India Today, MTV India, NDTV Movies, Patrika,,  Smule, The Hindu, The Indian Express, The Tribune, Wikipedia, YouTube. 

Riya Aggarwal




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