New Delhi: Today, Bollywood’s timeless couple Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan are celebrating their 50 years of love, commitment, and togetherness.
On this merry occasion of their Golden Jubilee, the iconic couple of Hindi cinema is receiving overwhelming love and warm wishes from devoted fans, family, and celebrities.
Besides their real-life love and chemistry that has kept their bond intact for half a century, the golden couple also shared an excellent on-screen bonding in the movies they starred together.
As the couple celebrates their 50 years of inseparableness, let’s rewind the clock and have a glimpse at 5 of the most iconic movies that featured the evergreen couple alongside each other.
1. Sholay (1975)
Anyone who is even slightly familiar with Bollywood would have already watched this movie by now.
Sholey is hands down one of the best movies this industry has ever produced and a huge credit for that goes to the power couple’s amazing chemistry in the movie that had the audience rooting for them throughout the movie.
2. Abhimaan (1973)
When talking about Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan’s most memorable on-screen performances, Abhimaan is the movie that has to be mentioned. The movie starts with Amitabh and Jaya playing the lead Characters of a married couple Subir and Uma.
As the story proceeds, we see a series of rifts between the couple owing to Uma’s massive success in the music industry which raises Subir’s insecurities who is still struggling in his singing career. The story further intensifies with Subir’s ex-girlfriend Chitra’s re-entry into his life.
3. Mili (1975)
The Romantic Drama stars Amitabh Bachchan as a depressed alcohol addict who falls for his beautiful neighbor Mili (Jaya Bachchan). Later, his life takes an unexpected turn when he gets to know about Mili’s fatal medical condition.
The movie is praised for the couple’s captivating acting to this day.
4. Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001)
Directed by Karan Johar, “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham” brought together an ensemble cast and portrayed a tale of family bonds, emotions, and reconciliations.
In the movie, Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan played the iconic roles of Yash and Nandini Raichand, respectively, parents to the protagonist played by Shah Rukh Khan. Their subtle yet impactful performance added much-needed depth and warmth to the movie’s narrative.
5. Bansi Birju (1972)
Directed by Prakash Verma, This was Jaya’s first-ever movie with the legendary actor in which he played the character of a villager Birju who gets married to a prostitute Bansi.