Mumbai: Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan (Jaya Bachchan) starrer film ‘Abhimaan’, released on 27 July 1973, is about to complete 50 years. When Hrishikesh Mukherjee offered the lead role to Amitabh-Jaya, the romance of both the actors was going on at that time. Both of them got married just a month before the release of this film. Jaya received the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for playing a strong role in this film.
Amitabh Bachchan’s role in the musical film ‘Abhiman’ based on the ups and downs of human relationships was the best role of his career. Adorned with beautiful songs and music, this film was taken by the audience. Film critic and writer Saibal Chatterjee told the BBC, ‘Amitabh’s biggest hit that year was Abhiman. In those days, a crowd of spectators used to reach the theatre. Parents were reaching the theater with their children and the whole family, especially the afternoon and evening shows used to be hugely crowded. Songs like ‘Lute Koi Mann Ka Nagar’, ‘Ab To Hai Tumse, Har Khushi Apni’, ‘Meet Na Mila Ke Mann Ka’ still bring peace to the heart.
Husband jealous of wife’s success
In the story of ‘Abhimaan’, famous singer Subir encourages his wife Uma to sing but discord occurs in a happy married life when wife Uma becomes more successful than her husband in singing. After marriage, only the husband is ready to sing with the wife on stage and soon the wife becomes a star singer. In such a situation, the ego of the husband gets hurt, a feeling of jealousy comes. The story is just that, but the way Hrishikesh da presented it on screen, it touched the heart of every common man.
The release of the film Abhiman will complete 50 years in July this year. (Photo Credits:
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Karan Johar tears up after watching ‘Abhimaan’
The story of the film clearly gave a message to men that jealousy and arrogance have to be paid, while there was also a message for women not to tolerate the bad behavior of their husbands beyond a limit. This timeless film was liked not only by the audience but also by the celebs. According to media reports, famous filmmaker Karan Johar has told ‘Abhiman’ his favorite film and he also agreed that whenever he saw the film, tears came out. At the same time, Vidya Balan also admitted that she has seen this timeless film many times.
Jaya-Amitabh’s memorable film
The International Film Festival held in Kolkata in December last year started with ‘Abhimaan’. Remembering this film, Amitabh Bachchan had said that Jaya and I had played the most memorable character of my career in this film. Its songs are still remembered.
FIRST PUBLISHED : March 17, 2023