6 Famous Hindi Movies In Which Big B Played ‘Vijay’

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2:00 pm 14 Mar, 2014


The superstar of the yesteryear and even today, Amitabh Bachchan aka Big B didn’t witness glory so easily. His bumpy start was given a push with the release of Zanjeer and the rest, as they say, is history. He thereafter donned some memorable avatars in his movies. Incidentally, most of his successful movies had him cast as Vijay.

Let’s have a look at some of his popular work where his on screen character bore the name Vijay.

6. Agneepath (1990)

A remarkable movie with equally astonishing performances. The characters named Vijay Deenanath Chauhan and Kancha Cheena were most popular and not to forget the epic dialogue “Pura Naam Vijay Dinanath Chauhan, baap ka naam Dinannath Chauhan”. Big B’s another super duper hit movie with super duper hit on-screen name.


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Agneepath (1990)

5. Shahenshah (1988)

Another blockbuster to the name Vijay. This movie had Big B playing the role of a superhero Shahenshah, a costumed crime fighter. It won him accolades for his role and the till date people remember the style in which this superhero was introduced and represented.

Shahenshah (1988)

4. Aakhree Raasta (1986)

Big B’s double avatar in this acclaimed movie of his had him portraying a father and a son. The story revolving around revenge had him playing the role of son as Vijay again. The movie starred superstars like Sridevi and Jayapradha as well.

 Aakhree Raasta (1986)

3. Don (1978)

Where Don was a cunning criminal, Vijay was a simple guy who was the spitting image of Don. These two diverse characters were essayed with such perfection that one could easily differentiate their characteristics. Yet another successful movie of Big B and a much memorable role.

Don (1978)

2. Deewar (1975)

This ground-breaking movie established Amitabh Bachchan as the angry young man of Bollywood. The movie had some amazing performances by Shashi Kapoor and Nirupa Roy and who can forget the famous dialogue “Mere paas maa hai”. This was one of the many movies where the character Big B played was named Vijay and what a huge success it was.

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 Deewar (1975)

1. Zanjeer (1973)

This action packed movie was the start of the miraculous career of Amitabh and also the birth of Vijay. It introduced a different genre of films other than the romantic films. This movie is considered to have been the end of Rajesh Khanna era and the start of a new superhero


Zanjeer (1973)