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Amitabh, Jaya Bachchan's 'Abhimaan' remains a viewer's delight even after 40 years

Movies | IBNLive | July 27, 2013, 1:41 pm
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 Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bhaduri were the favourites of Hrishikesh Mukherjee, and thus when the maverick director put them together in 'Abhimaan', something special had to happen.
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Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bhaduri were the favourites of Hrishikesh Mukherjee, and thus when the maverick director put them together in 'Abhimaan', something special had to happen.

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 The film also featured Asrani, AK Hangal and Bindu in important roles, but the prime focus was on Amitabh and Jaya only.
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The film also featured Asrani, AK Hangal and Bindu in important roles, but the prime focus was on Amitabh and Jaya only.

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 'Abhimaan' was released on July 27, 1973, exactly 40 years ago. It still is a milestone film in Amitabh Bachchan's career.
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'Abhimaan' was released on July 27, 1973, exactly 40 years ago. It still is a milestone film in Amitabh Bachchan's career.

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 SD Burman's music was at its best in 'Abhimaan'. The film had at least 7 superhit songs including 'Meet na mila re mann ka', 'Teri bindiya re' and 'Loote koi mann ka nagar'.
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SD Burman's music was at its best in 'Abhimaan'. The film had at least 7 superhit songs including 'Meet na mila re mann ka', 'Teri bindiya re' and 'Loote koi mann ka nagar'.

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 The story of the film revolved around a successful singer Subir (Amitabh) who falls in love with a village girl Uma (Jaya).
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The story of the film revolved around a successful singer Subir (Amitabh) who falls in love with a village girl Uma (Jaya).

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 Rajinder Singh Bedi wrote the dialogues for 'Abhimaan' and they were perfectly sensible to appeal the urban as well as the rural audiences.
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Rajinder Singh Bedi wrote the dialogues for 'Abhimaan' and they were perfectly sensible to appeal the urban as well as the rural audiences.

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 Subir goes on to marry Uma and the couple starts to live a happy life but very soon they begin to understand the differences of their cultural backgrounds.
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Subir goes on to marry Uma and the couple starts to live a happy life but very soon they begin to understand the differences of their cultural backgrounds.

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 Subir introduces Uma to his world of music where she starts to receive more attention than Subir.
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Subir introduces Uma to his world of music where she starts to receive more attention than Subir.

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 Subir's ego couldn't digest Uma's spectacular success and their family life begins to disintegrate.
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Subir's ego couldn't digest Uma's spectacular success and their family life begins to disintegrate.

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 Today, Amitabh Bachchan is still enjoying the superstardom while Jaya Bachchan has proved to be his worthy partner. It wouldn't be a bad idea if any producer bring them together for the sequel of 'Abhimaan'.
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Today, Amitabh Bachchan is still enjoying the superstardom while Jaya Bachchan has proved to be his worthy partner. It wouldn't be a bad idea if any producer bring them together for the sequel of 'Abhimaan'.

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 Hrishikesh Mukherjee's intense drama featured Amitabh Bachchan in a never seen before role, where he was entirely different than his famous Angry Young Man image.
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Hrishikesh Mukherjee's intense drama featured Amitabh Bachchan in a never seen before role, where he was entirely different than his famous Angry Young Man image.

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 Interestingly, Jaya Bachchan was a more bankable actor than Amitabh at the time of Abhimaan's release.
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Interestingly, Jaya Bachchan was a more bankable actor than Amitabh at the time of Abhimaan's release.

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 The film picked up slowly at the box-office but achieved new heights once the audience started showing interest in it.
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The film picked up slowly at the box-office but achieved new heights once the audience started showing interest in it.

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 Though Jaya won the Filmfare for Best Actress for 'Abhimaan', but it also introduced the film world to the other side of Amitabh Bachchan.
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Though Jaya won the Filmfare for Best Actress for 'Abhimaan', but it also introduced the film world to the other side of Amitabh Bachchan.

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 The early 1970s was far from today's liberal age but Hrishikesh Mukherjee's film was a foresight of what to expect from the next millennium.
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The early 1970s was far from today's liberal age but Hrishikesh Mukherjee's film was a foresight of what to expect from the next millennium.

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