Nitesh Kumar Sahoo

The dialogue of Millennium Star Amitabh Bachchan’s comeback film Shahenshah “Rishte main to hum tumahere Baap lagte hain...." sums of Big B’s ‘Uunchai’ in the world of cinema.

It’s full 53 yrs today since the lanky chora from Ganga kinare wala's maiden film Saat Hindustani was released.

In three days from now, i.e on November 11, 2022, Bollywood Shahenshah’s much-awaited film Uunchai will hit the theatres. 

Uunchai has generated heights of excitement among filmi buffs, as Big B and Rajshri have joined hands.

Shahenshah & the Raja

Rajshri took five long decades after Saudagar to associate with Big B. As Sooraj said, In the 70s the banner was focused on making non-star-cast movies. It was more focused on making teenage movies. As they were not making action films and Bachchan had an action-hero image, they tend to stay away from him. 

The significance of Rajshri in the Indian cine industry remains high as the oldest surviving production house. Right from Sachin Pilgaonkar to Salman Khan, several lead actors got the platform to build their stardom which they are boasting currently. 

Will Big B once again take Bollywood To Uunchai?

When Hindi cinemas in theatres are being bombed every weekend, filmi aficionados long to breathe fresh air with the Rajshri’s Uunchai. Rajshri banner is known for producing neat and artistic films, which a whole of family can enjoy sitting in one room.

Produced under the Rajshri film banner, Uunchai is a story of four friends and their journey of a lifetime friendship. 

The movie helmed by Sooraj Badjatya, also starring Anupam Kher, Boman Irani, and Danny Denzongpa apart from Big B already is the talk of the town. 

While only a few days are left for its release, coincidentally, November 7 marks the official entry of the tall and lanky man with a baritone voice.

On November 7 in 1969, Big B’s first film Saat Hindustani released in theatres. In this film helmed by Khwaja Ahmed Abbas, Bachchan played the fictional role of Anwar Ali, a poet from Ranchi.

From 1969 to 2022, the aura of Amitabh Bachchan dominates the cinema world. The nostalgia still makes many go crazy.

Sneak peek into Saat Hindustani

On November 7 in 1969, Big B’s first film Saat Hindustani released in theatres. In this film helmed by Khwaja Ahmed Abbas, Bachchan played the fictional role of Anwar Ali, a poet from Ranchi. 

In this landmark movie, Bachchan introduced himself by saying: “Main hoon Anwar Ali. Bihar ke Ranchi ka rehne wala hoon aur shayri karta hoon.”

The story of the film revolves around the fight to liberate Goa from the Portuguese occupation. Seven people from different states of the country leave for Goa on this mission, one of them being Anwar Ali.

With his sincere efforts of becoming an actor, Bachchan bagged the ‘Newcomer’ award for his role. His first remuneration as an actor was Rs 5,000. Though the fee was not a lot at that time, it was not extremely less for a newcomer. 

Earlier, during an interview, Bachchan said, “Agar Anwar Ali ke kirdar ke taur par mujhe break na mila hota, toh pata nahi mai aaj kis maukaam par hota. (If I had not got a break as Anwar Ali, I don’t know where I would be today.)”

Saat Hindustani was first released in Delhi’s Sheela Cinema. Newcomer Bachchan watched the first show with his parents at the theatre. However, before this, a trial screening of the film was also conducted. Bachchan specially invited actress Meena Kumari. Meena showered a lot of praise on Anwar Ali’s character which left Bachchan blushing.

Well, Saat Hindustani was a disaster at the box office. But, this couldn’t hide the emerging talent. However, it took four years for Bachchan to set his feet in the industry even though he had left an impression in the minds of movie lovers as Dr Bhaskar Banerjee in 1971’s Anand, also starring Superstar Rajesh Khanna.

The living legend of Indian cinema

Bachchan has left a trail of iconic performances in different roles. Be it action, comedy, or any other genre, Big B has nailed his characters and left everlasting impressions in the minds of movie lovers across several generations. Apart from acting, the legendary actor also has proven himself as a singer, driving every movie lover crazy. Big B boasts a huge fandom across generations and across the globe. 

Being an institution in himself, Bachchan has been ruling Indian Cinema for over five decades now. Undeniably, there is no other actor in the world who has such a glorifying career. 

Uunchai to reach new heights

Meanwhile, excitement and anticipation among fans for Uunchai have reached new heights. While movie lovers and admirers have showered praises for the living legend of Indian cinema, the anticipation for Uunchai narrates the entire tale.