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4 iconic Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor songs before 'Badumbaaa'


The latest song from 102 Not Out (2018) took us back to the memorable songs featuring the two yesteryear stars.

Suparna Thombare

Veteran actors Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor will be seen back on screen together after over 25 years. What makes it even more special is that they play a father-son duo. Recently, the song 'Badumbaaa' featuring the two actors was released and that evoked some nostalgia and took us back to the times these two created magic together in a song. 

While 102 Not Out song 'Badumbaaa' is not the most amazing composition, it has been made special by the sheer presence and chemistry of these two veteran actors. The two are in their best element, shaking a leg.

While they have played brothers (Amar Akbar Anthony, Naseeb), friends (Ajooba) and even father-in-law and son-in-law (Kabhie Kabhie), this time they are seen performing in a song as a father-son duo. 

We take a trip down memory lane and relive four of Bachchan and Kapoor's best songs together. 

Amar Akbar Anthony title song (1977)

While Bachchan takes on the avatar of Anthony the priest, Kapoor turns the tailor Akbar and Vinod Khanna as Amar, the accordian player. Kapoor and Bachchan's naughty chemistry is there for all to see in their most memorable and entertaining song together. It is for the first time that the three brothers come together in the film to rescue their girlfriends and beat the baddies. Manmohan Desai makes sure that the catchy composition by Laxmikant-Pyarelal also becomes super entertaining to watch. 

'Chal Mere Bhai' — Naseeb (1981)

In this iconic song, Kapoor, who plays Bachchan's younger brother, tries taking his drunk older brother home. Bachchan, on the other hand, is in no mood to relent. The situation lends itself to some sweet chemistry.

'Lambuji Lambuji' — Coolie (1983)

Both Kapoor and Bachchan are known to ace comedy, and the two together can be quite a riot. 'Lambuji Lambuji' offers the perfect platform for their indulging in some playful banter and playing pranks on one another. Kapoor with his crazy wig, bright clothes and dancing, and Bachchan with his inimitable style make this song fun and funny.

'Are Tajub Hai' — Ajooba (1991)

Ajooba was a film that failed to impress, but this song featuring Bachchan and Kapoor became quite popular owing only to the presence of their jodi and evoking the 'Chal Mere Bhai' nostalgia. In this song from the fantasy-adventure flick, Kapoor is seen making fun of Bachchan for never falling for someone and experiencing love.