I think no one will argue with me when I say Amitabh Bachchan is the biggest and most influential star of Indian Cinema. He first gained popularity in the early 1970s as the "angry young man" of Hindi cinema, and has since appeared in over 180 Indian films in a career spanning more than four decades. Once upon a time, a famous French director François Truffaut called him a "one-man industry" when he saw his dominance of the movie scene in the 1970s and 1980s. BBC rated him as the star of the millennium. This fact is also evident from the posters of his movies. Today, I am going to share the biggest collection of posters that showcase Hindi cinema’s biggest star, Amitabh Bachchan.
Film posters in India have played an important role in creating a colorful and vibrant buzz around cinema. As film memorabilia, the poster operates in public memory literally like a device that triggers off a series of associations linked to cinema, stars, stories, public spaces, events, music and more. You can judge in the importance of the role of the film star by looking the size of his or her image in the poster.
According to Ranjani Mazumdar “This mythology of stardom can be accessed in the Bachchan posters and reveal carefully worked out iconographic techniques. This was also a marketing strategy in which the industrial landscape, the turbulent political milieu of the period, Bachchan’s new style of acting, and stardom, came together.”
I have arranged all the posters in the alphabetical order. So here goes the big list. You can click on the image to enlarge.
and the last but not the last, the film which changed his fortunes.
I have also prepared one collage of all these 139 movies. Feel free to click and download.