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Amitabh, The Super Hero Of Small-Town India

Back then, three decades ago or thereabouts, when the multiplex as a possibility was nowhere on the horizon and crowds at single theatres were the barometer of a film's success, the release of an Amitabh Bachchan movie was nearly always…

First Day, First Show Only For Big B!

Only Amitabh Bachchan could make ‘first day, first show’ an ego issue for all of us—my friends, peers and ilk. We had to have the tickets for the show, be it purchased from the counter or ‘second hand’. If we were seen jostling in the crowd…