Amitabh Bachchan, the Bollywood actor who has inspired many people from various walks of life, turns 80 today, October 11, and his fans all over the world are in awe. His work has had and continues to have a hypnotic effect on moviegoers. 

To commemorate his birthday, film festivals are being held across India, with tickets priced at Rs 80 to enable everyone to revisit the magic on the big screen.

On the occasion of Bachchan’s 80th birthday, actor Shah Rukh Khan shared a sweet birthday wish for Big B on social media. 

“One thing to learn from this great man, actor, superstar, father and superhuman is to never back away….instead learn….level up and launch again and again….forever,” SRK wrote. 

The actor have starred in multiple films together. Let’s take a look at five such movies – 

1. Mohabbatein 

Directed by National Award winners Yash Chopra and Aditya Chopra, Mohabbatein depicts the war between fear and affection – a war between two obstinate men and their conflicting ideologies.  Raj Aryan (Shahrukh Khan), who represents love, will go to any length to obtain it. Narayan Shankar (Amitabh Bachchan) is a pedagogue who as the Principal of India’s most renowned academic institution stands for fear, believing that love results in pain and shortcomings. It’s also the story of three young men and women who must learn to pursue their hearts against all odds, and the consequence of their romance will determine whether love or fear triumphs in the end.

2. Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham 

Yashvardhan Raichand (Amitabh Bachchan), his wife Nandini (Jaya Bachchan), and their two sons, Rahul (Shah Rukh Khan) and Rohan (Hrithik Roshan), live an extravagant life. Despite the fact that Rahul has been adopted, Yashvardhan and Nandini treat him like their own. When their sons reach adulthood, they begin looking for suitable brides for Rahul and decide to marry him to a young woman named Naina (Rani Mukherjee). When Rahul is informed of this, he informs them that he is in love with another woman named Anjali Sharma (Kajol). Yashvardhan meets with the Sharma family and discovers that they are middle-class and simplistic, and will not fit into his social circle; as a result, he refuses to allow Rahul to marry Anjali.

Directed by Karan Johar, the film explores the complex layers of love, friendship and family relationships. 

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3. Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna 

Dev Saran (Shah Rukh Khan) is a bitter former footballer who envies his wife Riya’s (Preity Zinta)prolific career as a fashion newspaper columnist. Maya Talwar (Rani Mukherji) is a preschool teacher who is married to Rishi, a childhood friend. Rishi (Abhishek Bachchan) is a passionate and loving husband, but Maya is not able to return his adoration due to her lack of feelings for him. Dev and Maya meet through a chance encounter. Because their marriages are failing, they decide to help each other save theirs, blissfully ignorant of what the powers of love have in store for them. What begins as a cheerful friendship quickly turns into love and infidelity, causing the two couples’ relationships to unravel.

Directed  by Karan Johar, the movie also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Arjun Rampal and Kirron Kher. 

4. Bhoothnath Returns

Bhoothnath Returns continues Bhoothnath’s story. When he returns to ‘Bhooth World,’ other ghosts harass and denounce him for bringing disarray to the ghost-community by being harassed by a kid on Earth. Bhoothnath (Amitabh Bachchan) decides to salvage himself by returning to scare a group of children. Bhoothnath’s search for children leads him to Akhrot, a slum child and the only individual who can see him. They agree to aid each other, and their companionship leads them to become engaged in a cause far greater than they could have imagined. To advance, they will have to confront Bhau, one of the nation’s most influential and corrupt politicians.

Directed by Nitesh Tiwari, the movie stars Shah Rukh Khan, Boman Irani, Sanjay Mishra and others. 

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5. Brahmastra  

People of the Brahmansh community in ancient India took care of their divine weapon Brahmastra, but as time passed, people began to forget about it. In the present day, Shiva (Ranbir Kapoor), a DJ with a peculiar connection to fire that never harms him, meets Isha (Alia Bhatt) and they both fall in love. Mohan Bhargav (Shah Rukh Khan), a researcher from the Brahmansh community, lives in Delhi and possesses a piece of Brahmastra. He is attacked by two destructive spirits, Zor and Raftaar, but he overcomes them with Vanarastra powers. However, the evil witch Junoon manages to regulate him and torments him to learn about Brahmastra. The film also stars Amitabh Bachchan.