Amitabh Bachbach with sunglasses from the poster of Shamitabh

Zee Bollymovies celebrates the 75th birthday of Amitabh Bachchan with a weekend feast of his movies.

Legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan was born on 11 October 1942. He first gained popularity in the 1970s for his on-screen roles in Bollywood movies. Referred to as the ‘Shahenshah of Bollywood’, ‘Star of the Millennium’ or ‘Big B’, he has since appeared in over 180 Indian films in a career spanning more than four decades. Bachchan is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential actors in the history of Indian cinema.  Such was his dominance of the movie scene in the 1970s and 1980s that the French director François Truffaut called him a ‘one-man industry’.

Join Zee Bollymovies DStv Channel 114  in celebrating his 75th birthday with a weekend feast of movies in which you can enjoy his performances.

Shamitabh  on 7 October at 16:30, tells the story of a mute aspiring actor who joins forces with a man who has a powerful voice. Together they conquer the film industry, but will their egos cause havoc?

Lal Badshah on 7 October at 21:30, is about a man on a dangerous journey to uncover the truth about who his real parents are.

Teen Patti on 8 October at 16:30, sees a professor involve his students in trying to prove his probability thesis, realizing later it’s a big mistake.

In Hum Kaun Hai on 8 October at 21:30, a woman is faced with an unbelievable truth when her daughter sees faces following the sudden disappearance of her house helpers.

Be sure to catch all the golden oldies, as well as blockbuster films of Bollywood on Zee Bollymovies, available on DStv Channel 114.

by Alice da Silva