Lessons in intoxication from AB, the master sharaabi

  • Asad Ali, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Apr 07, 2015 18:01 IST

There’s many a life lesson at the bottom of a Patiala peg. But it’s only the discerning drinker who learns. So for all the non-perceptive drunks and the non-drinkers (the horror!), Amitabh Bachchan is the most reliable guide to life’s higher, harsher truths.


And he’s always been drunk too while expounding on his philosophies. And with Shamitabh ("Hai koi paani jo chadti hai whisky ke bina?") right ’round the corner, we figured we’d run you through ’em all

Amar Akbar Anthony (1977):
If you’re going to get yourself embroiled in a big fight, better be sober so you can at least land a decent punch.
(Tu agar daaru nahin piyela hota, toh kya woh *** tereko maarne ko sakta?)

Hum (1991):
There is a difference between vermin you can kill (using Flit) and vermin that can cause widespread damage to society
(Iss duniya mein do tarah ka keeda hota hai...)

Sharaabi (1984):
Always call a spade, a spade.
(Sharaabi ko sharaabi nahin toh kya pujari bulaoge?)

Satte Pe Satta (1982):
Drinking alcohol causes liver damage.
(Daaru peene se liver kharaab ho jaata hai...)

Naseeb (1981):
Alcohol helps alleviate pain.
(Iss ko peeke chot ka pata hi nahin chalta… na andar ki chot ka… na bahar ki chot ka)

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