Everyone knows that B’town Megastar Amitabh Bachchan (Big B) and South superstar Rajinikanth and their incredible long close friendship. Both of them together worked in many films together. Fans liked films where Amitabh Bachchan and Rajinikanth worked together. These films include ‘Andha Kanoon‘, ‘Giraftaar’ and ‘Hum‘. But do you want to know how did these two veterans become friends? and became industries #1 Superstars? There are many stories behind it. It is noteworthy that Rajinikanth was seen in the remake of that film in Tamil, which was a hit of Amitabh Bachchan in the Bollywood.
Amitabh Bachchan and Rajinikanth Films and Friendship
People so liked the films in which Amitabh Bachchan and Rajinikanth worked together.
Remakes of B’wood films in Tamil were quite a hit, due to which people started liking Rajinikanth a lot. Talking about both films, Amitabh Bachchan’s film ‘Amar Akbar Anthony‘ which was released in the year 1977. The next year after the release of this hit film, another film ‘Shankar Salim and Simon‘ came out in Tamil. In this film, Thalaiva actor Vijay Kumar played Shankar, Jaiganesh played Salim and Rajinikanth played Simon roles in the film. The film was well-received reviews by the Tamil audience and proved to be a successful hit as well.
DON and Billa
Amitabh Bachchan’s film ‘Don‘, released in 1978, broke all the records of his success. Well two years later, a film was made in Tamil named ‘Billa‘. Star Rajinikanth played Billa’s role in this film. In the Tamil movie Billa, the scenes of the film Don were shown exactly the same way. The amazing thing is that actress Helen played her role in Don movie as well as in Tamil badge too.
Amitabh Bachchan’s Deewar and Rajnikanth’s Thi
The famous film ‘Deewar‘, which hit theaters in 1975, played an incredible role by Sir Amitabh Bachchan and Shashi Kapoor. The film was remade in Tamil and titled ‘Thi‘ which was released in the year 1980. Rajinikanth played the role of Amitabh Bachchan’s character Vijay in the film whereas Shashi Kapoor actor was replaced by actor Sharman. This film also received a lot of appreciation from the audience.
Mard and Trishul Vs Mr Bharat and Maviran
The film ‘Trishul’ directed by Yash Chopra was released in the year 1978. The remake of the film in Tamil was released in the year 1985 in the name of ‘Mr. Bharat‘. The film was well-received by the audience at the Tamil box office. In the same sequence, the Tamil version of Amitabh Bachchan’s film ‘Mard‘ also remade, Mard’s remake released in the Tamil version was titled ‘Maviran‘ and as usual, Amitabh Bachchan’s reel character was played by Rajinikanth.
More Superhit film were given by these superstars
Similarly, films like Amitabh Bachchan’s film ‘Kasme Vaade‘, ‘Khoon Paseena‘ and ‘Namak Halal‘ also remade in Tamil. In these films, Rajinikanth was seen playing the role of Amitabh Bachchan.
These two great star actors, who came in the same role in two different languages, gained immense popularity due to the characters of their films and these two great actors came close to each other because of their characters and became friends.