When it comes to acting and screen presence, Rekha and Amitabh Bachchan - superstars in their own right and as individual performers, have been a force to reckon with. Their onscreen chemistry is brilliant and worth a watch anytime. As their birthdays roll round once more, on 10th and 11th October, Rekha and Amitabh Bachchan’s special days respectively, it’s time to revisit the top five films they starred in together.
There is no doubt that Silsila is a timeless Yash Chopra classic that will make you fall in love each time you watch it. Released in 1981, the film has gained cult status over the decades. The story revolved around an extra-marital affair between Bachchan’s Amit and Rekha’s Chandni. It was the last film in which the duo appeared together, and the cinematic locations of Kashmir, the melodious compositions by Shiv-Hari, and the sizzling chemistry of Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha makes the film a masterpiece.
The 1976 drama-thriller was much appreciated by the audiences for its unique storyline. They film was directed by Dulal Guha and widely acclaimed at the box-office. Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha's pairing made the film a hit at the box-office. It was later remade in Telugu with the title ‘Maavari Manchitanam’ in 1979.
Featuring Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha in the lead roles, this action-comedy was directed by Rakesh Kumar. The movie's lead character was based on a real-life con man named Natwarlal. The film went on to become a super hit and is still remembered for its hilarious sequences, and ofcourse the chemistry of the hero and heroine by the audience.
Directed by the renowned filmmaker Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Alaap is one of the most underrated of Bachchan’s films. It’s about an artist who chooses music over his studies against the wishes of his father and the price he pays for it. The songs of the film became very popular upon its release. Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha again impressed audiences with their performances in this 1977 film.
Suhaag was a masala and action packed film that turned a super hit immediately upon its release. Directed by Manmohan Desai, this film’s story revolved around the director’s favorite theme of lost and found. Suhaag too had two brothers who get separated at the time of their birth, and reunite as adults, but troubles await them.
It isn’t just their onscreen presence but their off-screen chemistry too that makes them an adored pair when it comes to their fans and critics alike. Together, Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha have given us some mind-blowing and extremely memorable performances.