A popular singer convinces his new wife to enter show-business, but his pride is wounded when she outshines him.

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Subir Kumar (Beeru)
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Uma Kumar
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Chandru Kriplani
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Chitra
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Aunt Durga (Durga Mausi)
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Sadanand
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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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The Go! Team song "Yosemite Theme" sampled the song "Ab to Hai Tumse Har Khushi Apni". See more »

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Loote Koi Man Ka Nagar
Sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Manhar Udhas (as Manhar)
Music composed by Sachin Dev Burman
Lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri
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Hrishikesh Da is director par excellence!
16 December 2007 | by (India) – See all my reviews

I finished watching Abhimaan 15 minutes ago.I just loved this movie.Amitabh and Jaya share an envious chemistry in the flick and it does wonders to what the film tried depicting.Hrishikesh Mukherjee was one of the best directors around that time,and this is one of his gems and a milestone in Indian cinema.This is a movie that people won't get tired watching even half a century after it was been made,because the issues that Hrishikesh Da tackled in his movies were very a part of an Indian middle-class society and they still do prevail.

Watch this movie to feel the warmth of good film-making. Hrishikesh Mukherjee leaves the audience in tears in the end,as he never gets tired of doing that.Wonderful,and lovely!


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