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~ by Yakuza on December 3, 2011.
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Aditya Mehta said this on December 3, 2011 at 6:31 pm | Reply
Yakuza said this on December 3, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Reply
Great job Yakuza……..with this post, u have exposed the true colors of BOI who have been downgrading verdicts of AB’s movies consistently.
nilesh said this on December 4, 2011 at 4:30 am | Reply
I just came across this post on your site. This article is from my personal magazine collection & was scanned by me. I am happy others are finding
it so informative, but kindly acknowledge the original source also.
Asli Jat said this on December 4, 2011 at 5:08 pm | Reply
Hi Asli Jat. Great to know that you scanned these Pages. I got these pages, i guess two years back.Actually i have collections of many magazine scans and some physical stuff as well, whenever i found something interesting i keep it to my collection. Did you put it at your blog ? If yes, i will be more than Happy to acknowledge it, else i am putting thanks to you on this post. Please provide me original source link, so that i can put it here right away . .
And thank you very much for great job.
Yakuza said this on December 4, 2011 at 5:26 pm | Reply
Appreciate the quick reply, I don’t have a blog at present & these are from my flickr account. The actual article was from Movie magazine back in 1984 & was comparing & contrasting the careers of Rajesh Khanna & Amitabh Bachchan, so it would be good if you posted the complete thing.
Here are the links to the 5 page article:
I also have a lot of magazine articles etc.& may be starting a blog shortly.
– Asli Jat
Asli Jat said this on December 4, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Reply
Great, would love to see your blog and more wonderful pieces like this. I have weakness towards old treasure and can never skip any such golden opportunity, please let me know if you need any help starting blog or putting scans, or anything else. I would love to contribute of any measure, for making such blasts from past online.
Yakuza said this on December 4, 2011 at 6:43 pm | Reply
wow……rajesh khanna was a huge star but then Amitabh completely blew him away ……RK’s attitude and proffessionalism had a big part to play in this
KM said this on April 25, 2012 at 11:18 am | Reply
Amitabh Movies Verdict (1969-1984) By Trade Guide(Prakash Pange):
you can see earlier in 2003 BOI WAS 90% RIGHT IN THEIR VERDICT OF AMITABH’S MOVIES. But now they have degraded atleast 50% of amitabh’s movies boxoffice verdict.why they are not presenting the real picture?
There might be an never-ending debate on how perhaps the Movie business has changed in the last 30 odd years. Actors are doing increasingly lesser movies(though this trend started in the 2000′s only),increase in other mediums of entertainment, and so on.
On the other hand there have been booms too for the industry with Music(in 90′s) , Sattellite/Cable(2000′s) providing a very good avenue for Movie Revenue thus helping a lot in the movie’s recovery.
Also can be said that modes of promotions has also increased by leaps and bounds.
But leaving the above behind, and going movie to movie, Amitabh Bachchan hit an extreme purple patch for almost 15-16 years between 1973-88.
The Innings is interesting for the amount of movies done and the success rate achieved.
Infact of the 63 movies Bachchan did in that period only 7 movies faced monetary losses of any kinds, thus a loss making movie used to an Event for Amitabh Bachchan.
Also, Amitabh Bachchan had atleast 1 hit a year for 14 straight years(1973-86).
Take a look. * Verdicts Based on Film Information Trade Journal, probably the most strict system of Verdict out there.
Film Year Gross(where available) Classification
1 Zanjeer 1973 5,00,00,000 AAA*
2 Bandhe Haath 1973 – Flop
3 Abhimaaan 1973 – A
4 Namak Haraam 1973 – BB
5 Kasauti 1974 – B
6 Benaam 1974 – B
7 Majboor 1974 – AA*
8 Roti Kapada Aur Makaan 1974 12,50,00,000 AAA*
9 Deewar 1975 6,50,00,000 A11*
10 Zameer 1975 – Flop
11 Mili 1975 – B
12 Sholay 1975 30,00,00,000 A111*
13 Faraar 1975 – Flop
14 Chupke Chupke 1975 – AA
15 Hera Pheri 1976 5,00,00,000 A1*
16 Kabhi Kabhi 1976 – AA
17 Adalat 1976 – AA*
18 Do Anjaane 1976 – A
19 Amar Akbar Abthony 1977 9,00,00,000 AAA*
20 Khoon Pasina 1977 5,00,00,000 A1*
21 Alaap 1977 – Flop
22 Parvarish 1977 6,50,00,000 A11*
23 Imaan Dharam 1977 – Flop
24 Ganga Ki Saugandh 1978 – AA*
25 Kasme Vaade 1978 5,00,00,000 A1*
26 Besharam 1978 – BB
27 Trishul 1978 7,00,00,000 A11*
28 Don 1978 6,00,00,000 A1*
29 Muqaddar Ka Sikander 1978 10,00,00,000 AAA*
30 The Great Gambler 1979 – B
31 Jurmana 1979 – Flop
32 Mr Natwarlal 1979 7,00,00,000 A1*
33 Kala Pathar 1979 – BB
34 Manzil 1979 – B
35 Suhaag 1979 7,00,00,000 A1*
36 Do Aur Do Paanch 1980 – A
37 Dostana 1980 7,00,00,000 A1*
38 Ram Balraam 1980 7,00,00,000 AA*
39 Shaan 1980 7,00,00,000 A*
40 Naseeb 1981 10,00,00,000 A1*
41 Barsaat Ki Ek Raat 1981 – AA*
42 Lawaaris 1981 9,00,00,000 A11*
43 Silsila 1981 – Flop
44 Yaraana 1981 7,00,00,000 A1*
45 Kaalia 1981 – AA*
46 Satte Pe Satta 1982 – AA*
47 Bemisaal 1982 – B
48 Desh Premee 1982 – A
49 Namak Halaal 1982 8,00,00,000 A11*
50 Khudaar 1982 7,00,00,000 A1*
51 Shakti 1982 – B
52 Nastik 1983 BB
53 Andha Kanoon 1983 9,00,00,000 A11*
54 Mahaan 1983 – B
55 Pukar 1983 – B
56 Coolie 1983 11,00,00,000 A11*
57 Inquilaab 1984 – B
58 Sharaabi 1984 6,00,00,000 AA*
59 Geraftaar 1985 – AA*
60 Mard 1985 8,00,00,000 A1*
61 Aakhree Raasta 1986 7,50,00,000 A1*
62 Shahenshah 1988 7,00,00,000 AA*
63 Ganga Jamuna Saraswati 1988 – B
A111-All Time Blockbuster
*denotes equal universal success
36 ALL INDIA HITS(From 1973-88)
For Fairness purpose its important to highlight the not so successfull periods of Bachchan’s Career.
This Period is the start of the Career of Big B, he mostly struggled around for few years before breaking big time in Zanjeer. The notable movies of this time are Saat Hindustani, Anand and Bombay to Goa.
1 Saat Hindustani 1969 – Flop
2 Anand 1970 – AA
3 Reshma Aur Shera 1971 – Flop
4 Pyar Ki Kahani 1971 – Flop
5 Parwana 1971 – Flop
6 Bombay To Goa 1971 – BB
7 Bansi Birju 1972 – Flop
8 Ek Nazar 1972 – Flop
9 Sanjog 1972 – Flop
10 Raaste Ka Pathar 1972 – Flop
This Period Signifies the return of Big B from the political Arena back to movie business, again here he didnt find the same success as he did in this prime. Notable movies are Agneepath,Hum and Aaj Ka Arjun.
1 Toofan 1989 – B
2 Jaadugar 1989 – Flop
3 Main Azaad Hoon 1989 – Flop
4 Agneepath 1990 – B
5 Aaj Ka Arjun 1990 7,00,00,000 AA*
6 Hum 1991 8,00,00,000 AA*
7 Ajooba 1991 – Flop
8 Indrajeet 1991 – Flop
9 Akayla 1991 – Flop
10 Khuda Gawah 1992 – B
11 Insaaniyat 1994 – B
Since 1997 Amitabh Bachchan has starred and been successfull in uncountable number of movies, though most have been in character role capacity thus cant be counted(in this context that is), though he has again had Pivotal roles in movies like Paa,Black,Cheeni Kum and Khakee but such movies wont be 10% of his movies since 2000 and definitely dont echo back at the glorious run of 1973-88.
ABOVE VERDICT WERE FROM FILM INFORMATION TRADE JOURNAL MOST STRICT ONE.
BELOW IS THE LIST OF CLEAN HITS FROM TRADE GUIDE
SUPERHIT – Zanzeer, Roti Kapda Aur Makaan, Deewar, Sholay, Kabhi Kabhi, Hera Pheri, Amar Akbar Anthony, Parvarish, Kasme Vade, Trishul, Don, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, Suhaag, Naseeb, Laawaris, Namak Halaal, Coolie, Mard, Mohabbatein, Bunty Aur Babli
HIT – Anand, Abhimaan, Namak Haram, Benaam, Majboor, Chupke Chupke, Adalat, Khoon Pasina, Mr. Natwarlal, Dostana, Khuddar, Sharabi, Geraftaar, Aaj Ka Arjun, Hum, Baghban, Veer Zara, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Ghum, Waqt – The Race Against Time, Sarkar
HIT COUNT – 40
prakumsoon14051982 said this on August 4, 2012 at 6:56 am | Reply
BELOW IS THE LIST OF CLEAN HIT BY TRADE GUIDE
SUPERHIT – Aradhana, Do Raaste, Avatar, Swarg
HIT – Bandhan, The Train, Sachcha Jhoota, Safar, Kati Patang, Aan Milo Sanjana, Anand, Haati Mere Saathi, Amar Prem, Dushman, Apna Desh, Namak Haram, Daag, Prem Nagar, Roti, Amardeep, Thodisi Bewafaii, Souten
HIT COUNT – 22
prakumsoon14051982 said this on August 4, 2012 at 6:59 am | Reply
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