AMITABH BACHCAN GOLDEN RUN 1973-1988

Amitabh Bachchan’s Golden Run – 1973-88

There might be an never-ending debate on how perhaps the Movie business has changed in the last 30 odd years. Actors are doing increasingly lesser movies(though this trend started in the 2000’s only),increase in other mediums of entertainment, and so on.

On the other hand there have been booms too for the industry with Music(in 90’s) , Sattellite/Cable(2000’s) providing a very good avenue for Movie Revenue thus helping a lot in the movie’s recovery.

Also can be said that modes of promotions has also increased by leaps and bounds.

But leaving the above behind, and going movie to movie, Amitabh Bachchan hit an extreme purple patch for almost 15-16 years between 1973-88.

The Innings is interesting for the amount of movies done and the success rate achieved.

Infact of the 63 movies Bachchan did in that period only 7 movies faced monetary losses of any kinds, thus a loss making movie used to an Event for Amitabh Bachchan.

Also, Amitabh Bachchan had atleast 1 hit a year for 14 straight years(1973-86).

Take a look. * Verdicts Based on Film Information Trade Journal, probably the most strict system of Verdict out there.

Film Year Gross(where available) Classification

1 Zanjeer 1973 5,00,00,000 AAA*
2 Bandhe Haath 1973 – Flop
3 Abhimaaan 1973 – A
4 Namak Haraam 1973 – BB
5 Kasauti 1974 – B
6 Benaam 1974 – B
7 Majboor 1974 – AA*
8 Roti Kapada Aur Makaan 1974 12,50,00,000 AAA*
9 Deewar 1975 6,50,00,000 A11*
10 Zameer 1975 – Flop
11 Mili 1975 – B
12 Sholay 1975 30,00,00,000 A111*
13 Faraar 1975 – Flop
14 Chupke Chupke 1975 – AA
15 Hera Pheri 1976 5,00,00,000 A1*
16 Kabhi Kabhi 1976 – AA
17 Adalat 1976 – AA*
18 Do Anjaane 1976 – A
19 Amar Akbar Abthony 1977 9,00,00,000 AAA*
20 Khoon Pasina 1977 5,00,00,000 A1*
21 Alaap 1977 – Flop
22 Parvarish 1977 6,50,00,000 A11*
23 Imaan Dharam 1977 – Flop
24 Ganga Ki Saugandh 1978 – AA*
25 Kasme Vaade 1978 5,00,00,000 A1*
26 Besharam 1978 – BB
27 Trishul 1978 7,00,00,000 A11*
28 Don 1978 6,00,00,000 A1*
29 Muqaddar Ka Sikander 1978 10,00,00,000 AAA*
30 The Great Gambler 1979 – B
31 Jurmana 1979 – Flop
32 Mr Natwarlal 1979 7,00,00,000 A1*
33 Kala Pathar 1979 – BB
34 Manzil 1979 – B
35 Suhaag 1979 7,00,00,000 A1*
36 Do Aur Do Paanch 1980 – A
37 Dostana 1980 7,00,00,000 A1*
38 Ram Balraam 1980 7,00,00,000 AA*
39 Shaan 1980 7,00,00,000 A*
40 Naseeb 1981 10,00,00,000 A1*
41 Barsaat Ki Ek Raat 1981 – AA*
42 Lawaaris 1981 9,00,00,000 A11*
43 Silsila 1981 – Flop
44 Yaraana 1981 7,00,00,000 A1*
45 Kaalia 1981 – AA*
46 Satte Pe Satta 1982 – AA*
47 Bemisaal 1982 – B
48 Desh Premee 1982 – A
49 Namak Halaal 1982 8,00,00,000 A11*
50 Khudaar 1982 7,00,00,000 A1*
51 Shakti 1982 – B
52 Nastik 1983 BB
53 Andha Kanoon 1983 9,00,00,000 A11*
54 Mahaan 1983 – B
55 Pukar 1983 – B
56 Coolie 1983 11,00,00,000 A11*
57 Inquilaab 1984 – B
58 Sharaabi 1984 6,00,00,000 AA*
59 Geraftaar 1985 – AA*
60 Mard 1985 8,00,00,000 A1*
61 Aakhree Raasta 1986 7,50,00,000 A1*
62 Shahenshah 1988 7,00,00,000 AA*
63 Ganga Jamuna Saraswati 1988 – B

Classifications
A111-All Time Blockbuster
AAA-Blockbuster
A11-Super Hit
A1-Super Hit/Hit
AA-Hit
A-Semi Hit
BB-Above Average
B-Average
*denotes equal universal success

SUCCESS RATIO-88.8%
36 ALL INDIA HITS(From 1973-88)

For Fairness purpose its important to highlight the not so successfull periods of Bachchan’s Career.

1969-72

This Period is the start of the Career of Big B, he mostly struggled around for few years before breaking big time in Zanjeer. The notable movies of this time are Saat Hindustani, Anand and Bombay to Goa.

1 Saat Hindustani 1969 – Flop
2 Anand 1970 – AA
3 Reshma Aur Shera 1971 – Flop
4 Pyar Ki Kahani 1971 – Flop
5 Parwana 1971 – Flop
6 Bombay To Goa 1971 – BB
7 Bansi Birju 1972 – Flop
8 Ek Nazar 1972 – Flop
9 Sanjog 1972 – Flop
10 Raaste Ka Pathar 1972 – Flop

1989-92

This Period Signifies the return of Big B from the political Arena back to movie business, again here he didnt find the same success as he did in this prime. Notable movies are Agneepath,Hum and Aaj Ka Arjun.

1 Toofan 1989 – B
2 Jaadugar 1989 – Flop
3 Main Azaad Hoon 1989 – Flop
4 Agneepath 1990 – B
5 Aaj Ka Arjun 1990 7,00,00,000 AA*
6 Hum 1991 8,00,00,000 AA*
7 Ajooba 1991 – Flop
8 Indrajeet 1991 – Flop
9 Akayla 1991 – Flop
10 Khuda Gawah 1992 – B
11 Insaaniyat 1994 – B

Since 1997 Amitabh Bachchan has starred and been successfull in uncountable number of movies, though most have been in character role capacity thus cant be counted(in this context that is), though he has again had Pivotal roles in movies like Paa,Black,Cheeni Kum and Khakee but such movies wont be 10% of his movies since 2000 and definitely dont echo back at the glorious run of 1973-88. LINKS

http://web.archive.org/web/20100724072320/http://www.boxofficekings.com/

http://boxofficekings.blogspot.in/2012/08/amitabh-bachchans-golden-run-1973-1988.html

http://web.archive.org/web/20030801213418/http://boxofficeindia.com/amitabh.htm

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please post sem…

please post semi hit overflow and average verdict of big b and kaka

AMITABH BACHCHAN
There might be an never-ending debate on how perhaps the Movie business has changed in the last 30 odd years. Actors are doing increasingly lesser movies(though this trend started in the 2000′s only),increase in other mediums of entertainment, and so on.

On the other hand there have been booms too for the industry with Music(in 90′s) , Sattellite/Cable(2000′s) providing a very good avenue for Movie Revenue thus helping a lot in the movie’s recovery.

Also can be said that modes of promotions has also increased by leaps and bounds.

But leaving the above behind, and going movie to movie, Amitabh Bachchan hit an extreme purple patch for almost 15-16 years between 1973-88.

The Innings is interesting for the amount of movies done and the success rate achieved.

Infact of the 63 movies Bachchan did in that period only 7 movies faced monetary losses of any kinds, thus a loss making movie used to an Event for Amitabh Bachchan.

Also, Amitabh Bachchan had atleast 1 hit a year for 14 straight years(1973-86).

Take a look. * Verdicts Based on Film Information Trade Journal, probably the most strict system of Verdict out there.

Film Year Gross(where available) Classification

1 Zanjeer 1973 5,00,00,000 AAA*
2 Bandhe Haath 1973 – Flop
3 Abhimaaan 1973 – A
4 Namak Haraam 1973 – BB
5 Kasauti 1974 – B
6 Benaam 1974 – B
7 Majboor 1974 – AA*
8 Roti Kapada Aur Makaan 1974 12,50,00,000 AAA*
9 Deewar 1975 6,50,00,000 A11*
10 Zameer 1975 – Flop
11 Mili 1975 – B
12 Sholay 1975 30,00,00,000 A111*
13 Faraar 1975 – Flop
14 Chupke Chupke 1975 – AA
15 Hera Pheri 1976 5,00,00,000 A1*
16 Kabhi Kabhi 1976 – AA
17 Adalat 1976 – AA*
18 Do Anjaane 1976 – A
19 Amar Akbar Abthony 1977 9,00,00,000 AAA*
20 Khoon Pasina 1977 5,00,00,000 A1*
21 Alaap 1977 – Flop
22 Parvarish 1977 6,50,00,000 A11*
23 Imaan Dharam 1977 – Flop
24 Ganga Ki Saugandh 1978 – AA*
25 Kasme Vaade 1978 5,00,00,000 A1*
26 Besharam 1978 – BB
27 Trishul 1978 7,00,00,000 A11*
28 Don 1978 6,00,00,000 A1*
29 Muqaddar Ka Sikander 1978 10,00,00,000 AAA*
30 The Great Gambler 1979 – B
31 Jurmana 1979 – Flop
32 Mr Natwarlal 1979 7,00,00,000 A1*
33 Kala Pathar 1979 – BB
34 Manzil 1979 – B
35 Suhaag 1979 7,00,00,000 A1*
36 Do Aur Do Paanch 1980 – A
37 Dostana 1980 7,00,00,000 A1*
38 Ram Balraam 1980 7,00,00,000 AA*
39 Shaan 1980 7,00,00,000 A*
40 Naseeb 1981 10,00,00,000 A1*
41 Barsaat Ki Ek Raat 1981 – AA*
42 Lawaaris 1981 9,00,00,000 A11*
43 Silsila 1981 – Flop
44 Yaraana 1981 7,00,00,000 A1*
45 Kaalia 1981 – AA*
46 Satte Pe Satta 1982 – AA*
47 Bemisaal 1982 – B
48 Desh Premee 1982 – A
49 Namak Halaal 1982 8,00,00,000 A11*
50 Khudaar 1982 7,00,00,000 A1*
51 Shakti 1982 – B
52 Nastik 1983 BB
53 Andha Kanoon 1983 9,00,00,000 A11*
54 Mahaan 1983 – B
55 Pukar 1983 – B
56 Coolie 1983 11,00,00,000 A11*
57 Inquilaab 1984 – B
58 Sharaabi 1984 6,00,00,000 AA*
59 Geraftaar 1985 – AA*
60 Mard 1985 8,00,00,000 A1*
61 Aakhree Raasta 1986 7,50,00,000 A1*
62 Shahenshah 1988 7,00,00,000 AA*
63 Ganga Jamuna Saraswati 1988 – B

Classifications
A111-All Time Blockbuster
AAA-Blockbuster
A11-Super Hit
A1-Super Hit/Hit
AA-Hit
A-Semi Hit
BB-Above Average
B-Average
*denotes equal universal success

SUCCESS RATIO-88.8%
36 ALL INDIA HITS(From 1973-88)

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