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1. Saat Hindustani (1969)

As the reserved poet Anwar Ali, who invokes Bismil's fiery verses and joins the revolution with six other patriots of diverse religious and regional backgrounds, Amitabh Bachchan made a quiet but solid entry into the film world.

50 Definitive Amitabh Bachchan Performances

In 1969, a lanky, unassuming young man made his debut in Khwaja Ahmad Abbas' Saat Hindustani based on the Goa liberation movement. In the 50 years since then, Amitabh Bachchan has gone from being a talented actor to a revered screen idol to being an inviolable part of the Indian consciousness. On his 77th birthday, let's look at the superstar's most distinctive works.

These are 50 of Amitabh Bachchan’s best works to date.

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