By Sanskriti Tomar
The Dadasaheb Phalke Awards are our country’s highest honour in the field of cinema. They’re the most prestigious awards given out to artists of the film industry, and were first awarded in 1969 to commemorate Dadasaheb Phalke’s contribution to indian cinema, who is often known as the ‘father of indian cinema’. Phalke directed India’s first full length feature film (Raja Harishchandra).
This year, the honour of Dadasaheb Phalke Awards is been bestowed on one of Bollywood’s veteran actor and a legend. AMITABH BACHCHAN shall rightfully receive this prestigious award in 2019. Bachchan started his career the same year as the first of these awards was given.
His first movie, where he was merely a voice narrator came out in 1969. The movie was Mrinal Sen’s Bhuvan Shome, and it became a National Award winner. He did his first acting role the same year in the film Saat Hindustani, which was directed by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas.
Bachchan’s fame came later though. He was recognised as a serious actor only after his role in Zanjeer(1973), which was directed by Javed Akhtar and Salim Khan. The duo was often known as Salim-Javed and was the mastermind behind the impeccable screenplay of the movie.
Bachchan then climbed the ladder of recognition, love, fandom and fame with movies like Sholay and Deewaar, 1975. His comic role in Chupke Chupke was loved by all, and he became famous for his subtle comedies too.
More recently, Bachchan has given some back to back formidable performances in movies like Paa, Piku, Pink etc. Bachchan also has a Hollywood feather in his cap where he made an appearance in the movie The Great Gatsby, opposite Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire.
The Dadasaheb Phalke Awards are the highest honour in the field of cinema, and the award committee could not have chosen a more deserving actor than Amitabh Bachchan. Filmi Files offers its hearty congratulations to the magnanimous actor, and hopes to see more of him on the big screen!!