The Don Of All Throwbacks: “Mile Long” Queues For Amitabh Bachchan’s 1978 Film

Amitabh Bachchan shared this throwback image. (courtesy: amitabhbachchan)

Amitabh Bachchan, who loves to share throwback pictures from the good old days, shared another one his Instagram profile on Friday. The picture happens to be that of long queue for the advance booking of his iconic film Don, which clocked 44 years. A nostalgic Big B wrote: “Advance booking of my film Don and they said… They… that the queues were a mile long. Released in 1978 … 44 years.” Recalling the year that witnessed some of his biggest hits, Big B added in his caption: “And these also released same year: Kasme Vaade, Trishul, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, Ganga Ki Saugandh .. 5 blockbusters in one year… Some of them ran more than 50 weeks…Kya din the wo bhi (What days they were).”

This is what Amitabh Bachchan posted:

Don featured Amitabh Bachchan in double roles – an underworld hotshot, and his lookalike named Vijay. The film also starred Zeenat Aman, Pran, Iftekhar, Helen, Om Shivpuri, Satyen Kappu, Mac Mohan, Yusuf Khan and Pinchoo Kapoor, in key roles. Besides its iconic dialogues and impressive stars cast, the film’s soundtracks were equally popular. Khaike Pan Banaraswala, Yeh Mera Dil, Yeh Hai Bombay Nagaria and Main Hoon Don clearly need no introduction.

Big B often shares throwback pictures from the film. A few years ago, he shared this throwback. Big B received a Filmfare Award for his performance in the film. See the throwback picture here:

Amitabh Bachchan’s upcoming projects include Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra, co-starring Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor and the remake of the Hollywood film The Intern, along with Deepika Padukone. Earlier, late actor Rishi Kapoor was to star in the film. He was last seen in Nagraj Manjule’s Jhund, which opened to stellar reviews. He will soon host the 14th season of the TV quiz show Kaun Banega Crorepati.

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