I like aamir khan,my friend likes srk.we often argue with each other to prove how one is better than the other.Ofcourse most of the times aamir win because
a>he is certainly better
b>Its me who is representing him.
No matter how much we fight with each other we never break our relationship.Its not because of our love but because we know despite of hour hercules attempt to prove one better,the winner will always be like a winner of rat race and the biggest problem with the winner of rat race is that he still remains a rat.In simpler words,the winner of srk-aamir combat will always be second, never first.Why so? Who is the number one then?who is the elephant sitting at the top? I think elephant is not appropriate metaphor it should be giraffe.DUH! many people might have guessed that its A B not juniour but senior.Yes the BIG B.But then why neither i nor my friend had his favourite actor as amitabh.Its because people of our generation had always seen amitabh as an actor,never felt that perhaps he was much bigger than that.He was a hero.Too much confused,don’t bash me rather read and feel the next few paras to understand why amitabh is more than a actor,why amitabh is in diffrent league.
After long mutinies,battles and revolts INDIA finally got her independence in 1947.Next few years as expected we were in happy-go-lucky mood.We were so much happy about our independence that we almost forget or ignored the fact that we were now the masters of our country.Moreover the word “democracy” was new for us,we thought our government will tackle our problems easily and sufficiently.In admist of these confusions and ignorance we were all sleeping a sound sleep which was feasible but not desirable and thus several social problems like illiteracy,poverty,corruption had crept into our system,our society.The problems looked bigger with the arrival of 60s but the major road block to solution was the fear that if we complain so much we can be slaves again,the hostility of britishers was stll fresh in the memory of people.Meanwhile till the mid 60s INDIA fought as many as 2 wars,one with China[backstabbers] and the other with pakistan[less said is better] as a result only further deepening our grief,our fear.India was struggling hard to make a position in any global event,the situations were worse. In short we can say that till the 60s “Those who were oppressed, deprived and neglected in pre-independence days, still remained the same. No change has appeared in their life style. The ’Sun of Liberty’ has risen for those who can move the stick and dominate over the less fortunate by any and all means.The zamindars,leaders,street goons,bandits,rich peoples were all busy in making the life hell for common people.
Then the 70s arrived, a new generation came who were not ready to be mastered by others. They were ready and eager to fight for themselves.Meanwhile the government was too moving towards dictatorship headed by late indira Gandhi only to enhance people's suffering and anger.The street goons, leaders[politicians to be precise] were all making merry. People wanted to fight, to revolt but either they were oppressed by the powerful peoples or their revolts was without any directions. They wanted to revolt but nobody was there to lead, to help them. However leaders like jai prakash narayan and ram manohar lohia tried hard but their message was not conveyed with the effect it should have been. Moreover these leaders were basically against government’s wrong policies and deeds. So the closer and more effective ones like thekedaars,zamindaars were still free what they wanted to do. There was no channel to convey people’s problem. Police was corrupt too. In the name of media only DD1 was there, that too dominated by government. News against the government were either not shown or was manipulated. The volcano inside people was ready to burst but was lagging the initiator to burst it. And to hit the final nail on the coffin of common man,a Himalayan blunder step was taken. The emergency was implemented. The basic rights of common man was snatched from them, they cannt complain, they can’t revolt. What they can do was just to see their fate declining.
As it is said in geeta when the dharma no longer prevails, when adharma becomes intolerable, the god conspires to tackle the problems. A hero arises from nowhere. The movie zanjeer released,Vijay the cop in the movie was not the one to be curbed by power. A 13 flop movie actor Amitabh soon became the people’s hope to solve their problems, they know it’s all reel not real but who cares at least there was somebody who understand the problem of majority,there was somebody who loves to fight for common masses,atleast there was somebody who was not corrupt.People went to the movie theatres to see their hero taking birth and avenging on behalf of them.As a result the movie was a blockbuster. Everyone seemed happy,the ones related to movie was happy as they earned big bucks while the people were happy because they find a new hero in the 6 feet 3 inch tall bachchan.The role rejected by likes of dharmendra,sanjeev kumar,raj Kumar soon became the national obsession. People felt as if a lot of wannabe Vijay’s will soon get a boost, they coined a phrase for him “the angry young man”. Then came the series of movies of the people’s hero. In most of them amitabh lived up to expectation of the people’s aspirations. In most of those movies The downtrodden of the childhood understands no bar of stigma,makes it big. He doesn’t care what destiny has in bags for him. He only knew what was right and is ready to fight for that. The shikandar,jai, vijay, heera, were no different people but a individual among us. The unexpressed love, the silent crush, the sheded egos are nothing but a part of us. People laughed their hearts out for the jokes of Anthony, cried for the death of jai, felt proud for the deeds of sikander.The dialogues of deewar,muqadar ka shikandar,coolie was remembered line by line by children as well as grownups .
Whenever a new movie of amitabh released people saved their every single penny to see that movie not once, not twice but uncountable times just to see how system can change ,how a powerful person too can be brought into the mercy of poors,how good wins over evil and how an actor awakens a generation. They loved the movies and desperately waited for the real vijays,real sikander to arrive .On the smaller scale some of the people too dared to overthrow the powerful resulting into further enhancing the charisma of amitabh.Amiatbh too even in his real life never disappointed the masses with his behaviour. People know that he is someone among us and in actual cares for us. That’s why when amitabh was fighting for his life during coolie accident the whole INDIA was praying for him day in day out. They can’t see their hero struggling and the one who was responsible for all this puneet issar [although accidently] had to hide to spare for his life. The amitabh provided an easy symbol for the words of great leaders like jai prakash.The people who cannot understand the words of jp understands them well by seeing an amitabh movie and thus a phenomenon is created which is still untouched,undisturbed.
NOW-A-DAYS some people might feel those movies as a bit heroic,unbelievable,fake but that was the need of the hour and a person who helps in need is a “HERO” indeed.Amitabh,was,is and will be a hero. The millennium star award is just a testimony of the fact i stated above. There can be better paid stars than big b,there can be better actors than amitabh but no one can inspire a generation like amitabh did, no one can produce hopes for the million like what bachchan did.