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In 1980, the thunder of Amitabh Bachchan’s three films shook the box office, but they alone were a burden for everyone

The Magic of Three Films of Amitabh Bachchan That Worked in 1980: After the film ‘Sholay’ in 1975, Amitabh Bachchan’s luck started shining. After this film, he brought many films to the box office but by 1980, Amitabh had conquered the entire box office. His three films were included in the list of top five highest-grossing films of the year.

New Delhi. The megastar of the century, Amitabh Bachchan, caused a stir at the box office in 1980. He had emerged as the box office king that year as his three films dominated the box office one after another this year and were included in the list of top five grossing films of 1980.

According to media reports, Amitabh Bachchan and Shatrughan Sinha’s film Shaan became the fifth highest-grossing film of 1980. It was an action crime film directed by Ramesh Sippy and written by Salim Khan-Javed Akhtar. Apart from Amitabh and Shatrughan Sinha, the film also starred actors like Sunil Dutt, Shashi Kapoor, Rakhi Gulzar, Parveen Babi, Bindiya Goswami, Johnny Walker and Kulbhushan Kharbanda and the film’s music was composed by RD Burman. People really liked this film.

At the same time, Dostana was the fourth highest grossing film, yes, the same Dostana that made Amitabh Bachchan and Shatrughan Sinha famous overnight. Not only did this film prove to be a blockbuster at the box office, all the songs in this film also became super hits. It was an action drama and was also written by Salim-Javed. This film was directed by Raj Khosla and produced by Yash Johar. Zeenat Aman was the leading actress of the film alongside Amitabh Bachchan and Shatrughan Sinha. On the other hand, Prem Chopra, Amrish Puri, Helen and Pran were also seen in important roles in the film.

Now let’s talk about the third highest grossing film of 1980, this one also belonged to Amitabh Bachchan. Yes, Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra’s film Ram Balram became the third highest-grossing film of the year. It was an action film directed by Vijay Anand and starred Zeenat Aman and Rekha in the lead roles alongside Dharmendra and Amitabh Bachchan. After ‘Chupke Chupke’ and ‘Sholay’, Dharmendra and Amitabh worked together for the third time in this film. This film proved to be a super hit at the box office immediately after its release.

The second highest grossing film of 1980 was Asha, a drama film both produced and directed by Jai Om Prakash. Apart from Jeetendra, it also starred Reena Roy and Rameshwari in lead roles. This film received blockbuster status at the box office this year. After the success of this film, it was remade in Telugu as ‘Anurag Devta’, in Tamil as ‘Sumangali’ and then in Bengali as ‘Mandira’.

Come let us tell you about this film starring Firoz Khan, Vinod Khanna and Zeenat Aman which was the highest grossing film of 1980. The name of this film was “Qurbani”. It was a romantic action thriller directed and produced by Firoz Khan himself. Amjad Khan, Shakti Kapoor, Aruna Irani, Amrish Puri and Kader Khan also played important roles in the film. Not only was this film a box office success, all the songs in this film also turned out to be super hits.

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