Films, people who made Amitabh Bachchan a superstar: The ‘angry young man’ who defined the 1970s

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“Jab tak baithne ko na kaha jaye, sharafat se khade raho. Yeh Police Station hai, tumhare baap ka ghar nahi.”
When Amitabh Bachchan’s Vijay said these lines in Prakash Mehra’s Zanjeer, the audience saw the first glimpse of the character who would eventually be known as the ‘angry young man’. One film after another, Amitabh Bachchan became synonymous with his on-screen avatar of Vijay, and the audience cheered loudly for him. Even though he wasn’t the ‘traditional hero’ who…


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