Films and persons, Here’s a look at Amitabh Bachchan’s ‘angry young man,’ the role that defined an era in Hindi cinema, on his 79th birthday.
“Jab tak baithne ko na kaha jaye, sharafat se khade raho, sharafat se khade raho, sharafat se khade raho, sharafat se khade raho, “Tumhare baap ka ghar nahi, yeh Police Station hai.”
Amitabh Bachchan‘s Vijay delivered these lines in Prakash Mehra’s Zanjeer. Amitabh Bachchan‘s on-screen persona of Vijay became associated with his on-screen persona, and the crowd roared their approval.
He was a hero for the public because he wasn’t apologetic and channeled their wrath. Even if he wasn’t the ‘conventional hero’ who knew right from wrong.
Films and persons, Unlike many stars before him, such as. Rajesh Khanna, Dev Anand, and Dilip Kumar, Amitabh‘s Vijay wasn’t a romantic figure. But what he stood for resonated with a wider audience at the time. Vijay‘s anxiety struck a chord with the general public, and the ‘angry young guy’ became a phenomenon.
Scholars from all across the world have studied the ‘angry young guy’ over the years. The character was inspired by an ordinary man whose. Ideal notion of a morally upright life was beginning to shift as he realized how stacked the system was against him. He had to defy the law and pursue an unconventional road to reclaim control of his life. His fantasy of a joyful, just society began to disintegrate, and his rage was expressed in early 1970s cinema. Amitabh portrayed different shades of this character in films like. Deewar, Trishul, Don, Muqaddar Ka Sikander, Kaala Patthar, Laawaris, Shakti, among a few others.
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