People thronged the theatre to watch Amitabh's film, the line was miles long for booking. Welcome you all to the film journey of Amitabh Bachchan. We are talking about Amitabh Bachchan's superhit film Don.
The year 1978 was the year when Amitabh Bachchan, the popular hero of Hindi cinema, landed on the screen as a villain. Seeing Amitabh Bachchan in the role of a don was surprising for the audience. It was a big gamble for both producer and director but they took this gamble and they also succeeded in it. Amitabh Bachchan was liked so much in this film that such was the condition for the booking of this film which is visible in the picture. Mile long lines just to get a ticket. This film became the biggest hit of Amitabh's career and he became a superstar overnight.
The biggest thing was that apart from Don, Amitabh Bachchan gave 5 back to back superhit films in 1978. After Don, Kasame Vaade, Trishul, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, and Ganga Ki Saugandh were released. All these films proved to be milestones in Amitabh's career. Even today, when it comes to Amitabh Bachchan's superhit films, his name comes up. Apart from Amitabh Bachchan, Zeenat Aman, Pran, Helen, Om Shivpuri, Iftekar and Satyen Kappu also worked in Don. The songs of the film became quite popular. Especially the song Khaike Paan Bana Raswala sung by Kishore Kumar is heard a lot even today.
The story of the making of the film was also very different. Do you know that this film was made on a rejected script? At that time producer Nariman A Irani was looking for a script. And the script of Don was written by the duo of Salim-Javed but it was rejected many times. Salim Javed gave this script to Nariman Irani. But this time the rejected script did such a trick that Amitabh Bachchan got the Filmfare Award for Best Actor for this film.
Don was directed by Chandra Barot. Amitabh was in a double role. One is of a don, the other is of an innocent person, who has to pretend to be a don due to circumstances. Don's music became very popular and its songs are hits even today. The story-screenplay of the film was by Salim-Javed.
Producer Nariman A Irani's film was made while there was an accident in the death....but with the help of cast and crew, the film was completed...
So this was Amitabh Bachchan's film, Don.
May 22, 2023