Sholay was released in 1975. When adjusted for inflation, the domestic gross of Sholay is 2691 Crore rupee that exceeds Baahubali 2 and Dangal.
Many young people wonder who is all time biggest. Many of my followers on Quora ask me if Ranveer Sing is a bigger star than Amitabh. I tell them not just Ranveer, no Khan can come close to Amitabh in his prime time.
Superstar in the Indian film industry. Amitabh Bachchan was the Superstar in his golden age. No actor has overtaken him.
Let me explain something using a quite different analogy. How much did the British steal from India? A group of researchers has calculated the amount of 45 trillion USD when inflation is adjusted. In the old days of money, the amount was not even billion.
Amitabh’s top-grossing movie was released in 1975 and the movie grossed 35 crores. If inflation is adjusted the gross will be 2691 crores, according to IMDB . The gross of Sholay will be many times more than Ranveer’s Simba.
Many other of Amitabh’s movies like Dewaar, Agneepath, Amar Akbar Anthony , Muqaddar ki Sikandar etc grossed better than Bajirao Mastani, Band Baaja Baaraat etc.
Amitabh was probably only one Superstar in the Indian film industry. No other actors have ever come close to Amitabh in popularity. It is true, he delivered many flop movies but his popularity has never been in question.
When Amitabh Bachchan was wounded during the shooting of movie Coolie, there was like national mourning in India. Hindus were praying in temples, Muslims were praying in mosques. Also in other parts of the world , people were praying. I saw the scene. Sometimes it crossed my mind if Gandhi was so popular like Amitabh. Amitabh could easily be the top politician if wanted.
Now Amitabh Bachchan is 77 years old. Veteran followers like me watched Amitabh’s movie in the cinema halls during the 80s. I have Ranveer’s movies too. I can remember Amitabh was far more popular than Ranveer.
Not only Ranveer Sing, but no Khan also could exceed Amitabh Bachchan.