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On his birthday, here are Amitabh Bachchan’s 74 iconic dialogues

Actor Amitabh Bachchan is only getting better with age. As Big B turns 74 on Oct 11, here’s a rundown of 74 of his best dialogues that you can never get enough of…

bollywood Updated: Oct 11, 2016 17:03 IST
Monika Rawal
Actor Amitabh Bachchan made his debut in 1969 and even won the National Award for the Best Newcomer.
Actor Amitabh Bachchan made his debut in 1969 and even won the National Award for the Best Newcomer.

The angry young man, Shahenshah, Don, Inspector Vijay – Big B has created and lived though all these characters onscreen in his acting career spanning four and a half decades.

While the 70s brought to light his angry young man image with Deewar, Zanjeer and Sholay, the 80s were more character oriented films such as Laawaris, Silsila and Actor Amitabh Bachchan made his debut in 1969 and even won the National Award for the Best Newcomer.Shahenshah. 90s moved on to a heady mix of scripts and 2000s finally saw him taking up roles that upped the benchmark for senior artists in the industry.

Actor Amitabh Bachchan in a still from Sholay (1975).

Even today, Big B never ceases to surprise us with his choice of roles and films. With stories such as Shamitabh Piku and Pink, his era doesn’t seem to end anytime soon. As the living legend turns 74 today, here’s a rundown of 74 of his best dialogues that you can never get enough of…

1. Anand mara nahi, Anand marte nahi. (Anand - 1971)

2. Hai kisi maa ke laal me himmat, jo mere saamne aaye? (Namak Haraam – 1973)

3. Yeh tumhare baap ka ghar nahin, police station hai. Jab tak baithne ko na kaha jaye, sharafat se khade raho. (Zanjeer – 1973)

4. Jao pehle us aadmi ka sign le ke aao, jisne mere haath pe ye likh diya tha ki mera baap chor hai. (Deewar – 1975)

5. Aaj mere paas bangla hai, gaadi hai, bank balance hai, kya hai tumhare paas? (Deewar – 1975)

6. Sapne bhi samundar ki lahron ki tarah haqeeqat ki chattano se takra kar toot jaate hain. (Deewar – 1975)

7. Main aaj bhi phenke hue paise nahin uthata. (Deewar – 1975)

8. Hum bhi to roz khatron se khelte hai. (Sholay - 1975)

9. Tumhara naam kya hai, Basanti? (Sholay – 1975)

10. Angrezon ke zamaane ke jailor, aur itni ghabrahat? (Sholay – 1975)

11. Jis tarah gobhi ka phool, phool hokar phool nahi hota, waise hi gainde ka phool bhi phool hokar phool nahi hota. (Chupke Chukpe – 1975)

12. Kabhi Kabhi mere dil mein khayal aata hai ki zindagi teri zulfon ki narm chhaon main guzarne padti to shadab ho bhi sakti thi. (Kabhi Kabhie – 1976)

13. Badi himmat chahiye, Vijay Sahab, bada hausla chahiye iske liye. Daag daaman pe nahi dil pe liya hai maine. (Kabhi Kabhie – 1976)

14. Ek rahen iir, ek rahen beer, ek rahen patte aur ek rahen hum. (Adaalat – 1976)

15. Ek phool de dona maa, wahan iske mafak koi kadak afsar mil gaya to uske hum yeh phool deke apun ka baap bana denga. (Amar Akbar Anthony – 1977)

Actor Amitabh Bachchan in a still from Shahenshah (1988).

16. Aisa toh aadmi life mein doich time bhaagta hai - Olympic ka race ho ya police ka case ho. (Amar Akbar Anthony – 1977)

17. Don ka intezar toh gyaarah mulkon ki police kar rahi hai, par Don ko pakadna mushkil hi nahin, naamumkin hai. (Don – 1978)

18. Govardhan Seth, samundar mein tairne waale kuoon aur taalabon mein dubki nahin lagaya karte hain. (Muqaddar Ka Sikander – 1978)

19. Main is ko yahan nahi maroonga, warna log kahenge Sikandar ne apne ilake me usey maara. (Muqaddar Ka Sikander - 1978)

20. Sahi baat ko sahi waqt pe kiya jaye to uska mazaa hi kuch aur hai, aur main sahi waqt ka intezaar karta hoon. (Trishul – 1978)

21. Jisne pachchees saal se apni maa ko thoda thoda marte dekha ho, usey maut se kya darr. (Trishul – 1978)

22. Yeh koyle ki khaan ek azgar hai seth sahaab, jo roz, anginat logon ko nigal kar, usey pees kar, jism se khoon ka ek-ek katra choos kar, ek laash ke roop mein ugal deta hai. (Kaala Paththar – 1979)

23. Hum kabhi kisi ke peeche khade nahi hote. Hum jahan pe khade ho jaate hain, line wahin se shuru hoti hai. (Kaalia – 1981)

24. Kallu se Kaalia ka safar shuru. (Kaalia – 1981)

25. Aapne jail ki deewaron aur zanjeeron ka loha dekha hai, jailer sahab, Kaalia ki himmat ka faulaad nahi dekha. (Kaalia – 1981)

26. Main aur meri tanhaai, aksar ye baatein karte hai. (Silsila – 1981)

27. Agar apni maa ka doodh piya hai to saamne aa. (Laawaris – 1981)

28. Apun woh kutte ki dum hai, jo baara baras nalli ke andar daal ke, nalli tedi hoti, apun seedha nahin hota! (Laawaris – 1981)

29. I can walk English. I can talk English. I can laugh English. Because English is a very phunny language. (Namak Halal – 1982)

30. Duniya ko agar seedha rakhna ho toh ulta haath istamaal karna chahiye. (Satte Pe Satta – 1982)

Actor Amitabh Bachchan in a still from Sharaabi (1984).

31. Hamare desh mein kaam dhoondna bhi ek kaam hai. (Shakti – 1982)

32. Insaan is duniya mein akela aaya hai aur akela hi jaayega, isliye agar usey kuch karna hai toh woh bhi akele hi karna hoga. (Shakti – 1982)

33. Jiske seene mein dil hi nahin, usey dil ka daura kya padega? (Coolie – 1983)

34. Sar par Allah ka haath, aur Allah Rakha hai mere saath. Baazu par hai saathsau chhiyaasi ka billa, bees number ka beedi peeta hoon, kaam karta hoon coolie ka aur naam hai Iqbal. (Coolie – 1983)

35. Moochein ho to Nathulal jaise warna na ho. (Sharaabi – 1984)

36. Nau lakh ke haar ke liye, barah lakh ke aansoon? Daddy hote to kehte: Vijay, tumhe business karna nahi aata? (Sharaabi – 1984)

37. Zindagi ka tambu teen bambuo pe khada hai. (Sharaabi – 1984)

38. Jigar ka dard upar se nahin maloom hota hai. (Sharaabi – 1984)

39. Rishte mein to hum tumhare baap lagte hain, naam hai Shahenshah. (Shahenshah – 1988)

40. Pura naam, Vijay Dinanath Chauhan, baap ka naam, Dinanath Chauhan, maa ka naam, Suhasini Chauhan, gaon Mandwa, umar chhattis saal. (Agneepath – 1990)

41. Yeh telephone bhi ajeeb cheez hai - aadmi sochta kuch hai, bolta kuch hai aur karta kuch hai. (Agneepath – 1990)

42. Eh Kaancha, saala bandook bhi dikhata hai aur peeche bhi hat ta hai? (Agneepath – 1990)

43. Is duniya mein do tarah ka keeda hota hai. Ek woh jo kachre se uthta hai. Aur doosra woh jo paap ki gandagi se uthta hai. (Hum – 1991)

44. Don’t mess with the army. (Major Saab – 1998)

45. Sooryavansh ek aag hai jisme doston ke liye jitni jyoti hai, dushmanon ke liye utni hi jwala. (Sooryavansham – 1999)

Actor Amitabh Bachchan in a still from Mohabbatein (2000).

46. Parampara, Pratishtha, Anushasan. - yeh is Gurukul ke teen stambh hai. Ye wo aadarsh hain jinse hum aapka aane waala kal banaate hain. (Mohabbatein – 2000)

47. Is imaarat ki neev itni majboot hai ke koi Raaj Aryan haathon me violin aur chehre pe muskaan liye uski ek bhi eeinth hilane ke liye kadam nahi rakh sakta. (Mohabbatein – 2000)

48. Sach kalpana se bhi zyada vichitra hota hai. (Aankhen – 2002)

49. Sach ka nakaab pehne huye kuch namumkin kisse, aahista aahista wakehi sach ban jaate hai. (Aankhen – 2002)

50. Pyaar hi toh woh jaado hai jo umar bhar jawan banaye rakhta hai. (Baghban – 2003)

51. Yeh world hai na world, is mein do tarah ke log hote hai - ek jo saari zindagi ek hi kaam karte rehte hain, aur doosre joh ek hi zindagi mein saare kaam kar dete hai. (Bunty Aur Babli – 2005)

52. Kanoon saale ka kaam jurm ko mitana hota hai, logon ko nahi. (Bunty Aur Babli – 2005)

53. Sarkar ek system hai, jisme janta bhi ek hissa hai. (Sarkar – 2005)

54. Mujhe jo sahi lagta hai main karta hoon, fir chahe wo bhagwan ke khilaaf ho, kanoon ke khilaf ho ya pure system ke khilaaf. (Sarkar – 2005)

55. Nazdiki fayda dekhne se pehle, door ka nuksaan sochna chahiye. (Sarkar – 2005)

56. Waqt ka matlab hota hai, ab. Pyar karna hai, toh ab. Maafi maangna hai, toh ab. Haath pakadna hai, toh ab. (Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna – 2006)

57. Haan main cheating karta tha, par sirf khel mein - Tune toh zindagi ko khel samajh ke mujhe cheat kar diya. (Baabul - 2006)

58. Shaadi woh keemat hai joh ek aadmi sex ke liye chukata hai. Sex woh keemat hai joh ek aurat shaadi ke liye chukati hai. (Cheeni Kum – 2007)

59. Aadmi buddha tab hota hai jab uske andhar jeene ki ichcha khatam ho jaati hai. (Cheeni Kum - 2007)

60. Apni sharton par chalne wale ko keemat chukani padati hai, mujhe jo sahi lagta hai wo main karta hu. (Sarkar Raj – 2008)

Actor Amitabh Bachchan in a still from Cheeni Kum (2007).

61. Jaan lena jurm hai . Sahi samay pe jaan lena - raajneeti. (Sarkar Raj – 2008)

62. Tum government se ho, government tumse nahi hai. (Sarkar Raj - 2008)

63. Jeetne ke liye haarna bahut zaroori hai. Jeevan ko janne ke liye, usey pehle jeena hoga. (Teen Patti – 2010)

64. Main maroonga to bullet se hi maroonga - BP ya sugar se nahi. (Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap – 2011)

65. Jo hathiyar se nahi darrta, woh pyaar se darrta hai. (Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap – 2011)

66. Is desh mein, do Bharat baste hain. (Aarakshan – 2011)

67. Meri history jaanta nahi hai tu. Mere shareer me haddi kam taanke zyada hain. (Department – 2012)

68. Vote dena usko chahiye joh sabse zyada pasand ho. Par dena padta hai usse joh sabse kam napasand ho. (Bhoothnath Returns – 2014)

69. Har partnership mein hamesha ek partner ka talent doosre partner se thoda zyada hota hai. (Shamitabh – 2015)

Actor Amitabh Bachchan in a still from Shamitabh (2015)

70. Is desh ki sabse badi problem population nahi, bhrashtachar nahi, gareebi nahi, is desh ki sabse badi problem hai baatein. (Shamitabh – 2015)

71. Jab pani whiskey ke bina badh sakta hai, toh soch whiskey pani ke bina kitna chad sakti hai. (Shamitabh – 2015)

72. Insaan ka emotion uska motion ke saath juda hua hai. (Piku – 2015)

73. Na sirf ek shabd nahi, apne aap mein ek poora vakya hai. Isse tarakh, spashtikaran, explanation ya vyakhya ki zaroorat nahi hoti. Na ka matlab na hi hota hai. (Pink – 2016)

74. Hamare yahan ghadi ki sui character decide karti hai. (Pink – 2016)

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