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Abhimaan (1973)

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Subeer Kumar (Amitabh) is well on his way to becoming India's top pop singer. He has no intention of getting married, but when he goes to visit his Durga Mausi (Mausi=mother's sister), he ... See full summary »

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Subir Kumar (Beeru)
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Chandru Kriplani
Bindu ...
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Durga Khote ...
Aunt Durga (Durga Mausi)
A.K. Hangal ...
Sadanand
David Abraham ...
Brijeshwar Rai (as David)
Jaywant Pathare
Lalita Kumari ...
Radha
Bhola
Habiba Rehman
Biren Tripathy
Manohar Kamat
Raju Shrestha ...
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Subeer Kumar (Amitabh) is well on his way to becoming India's top pop singer. He has no intention of getting married, but when he goes to visit his Durga Mausi (Mausi=mother's sister), he falls in love with religious, simple Uma, by whose voice he's enchanted. He marries her and returns to Bombay where he announces that he will never sing without Uma again. However, Subeer encourages Uma to sing alone and when her popularity is soon greater than his own, the seed of jealousy begins to grow... The major difference between Uma and Subeer is that she sings for herself, whereas he sings for the public. It is the difference between geet and sangeet. This is the root of the thing that later causes problems, and based on which the movie is named. Written by Gita Lal <trinetri@i-2000.com>

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Originally the film was titled "Raag Ragini". See more »

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References Devdas (1955) See more »

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Loote Koi Man Ka Nagar
Sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Manhar
Music composed by Sachin Dev Burman
Lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri
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a musical love story!!
12 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

Abhimaan is a tale of how "music" brings two singers (amitabh and jaya) together; how it creates disharmony in their marital life and drives them apart; and finally how the same music reunites them.

Excellent performances by Amitabh and Jaya. Asrani, A. K. Hangal, Durga Khote and Bindu as supporting casts have acted very well.

S. D. Burman's music direction is excellent, both background score and songs (all time hits). Very rarely one gets to see a Hindi movie like Abhimaan with background score at appropriate places.

Hrishikesh Mukerjee has directed the movie very well. An example is how he takes the story forward through direction of just one song (Ab tho hai tumse, kudos to S.D. Burman too). He also brings in social issues such as tax evasion, commercialization of music etc. without diverging from the main story line.


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