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Abhimaan (1973)

Not Rated | | Drama, Musical | 27 July 1973 (India)
A popular singer convinces his new wife to enter show-business, but his pride is wounded when she outshines him.

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Nabendu Ghosh (screenplay), Rajinder Singh Bedi (dialogue) (as Rajendra Singh Bedi) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Amitabh Bachchan ... Subir Kumar (Beeru)
Jaya Bhaduri ... Uma Kumar
Asrani ... Chandru Kriplani
Bindu ... Chitra
Durga Khote ... Aunt Durga (Durga Mausi)
A.K. Hangal ... Sadanand
David Abraham ... Brijeshwar Rai (as David)
Jaywant Pathare Jaywant Pathare
Lalita Kumari Lalita Kumari ... Radha
Bhola Bhola
Habiba Rehman Habiba Rehman
Biren Tripathy Biren Tripathy
Manohar Kamat Manohar Kamat
Raju Shrestha ... (as Master Rajoo)
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Storyline

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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Drama | Musical

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

27 July 1973 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Pride See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The films theme music was used as the title music for the film Insaaf Ki Manzil. See more »

Goofs

In this film Amitabh Bachchan played the role of a very popular singer whereas three singers gave their voice for him instead of just one. Manhar Udhas ~~ "Loote koi man ka nagar" Mohammad Rafi ~~ "Teri bindiya re" Kishore Kumar ~~ "Meet na mila re man ka", "Tere mere milan ki ye raina" See more »

Quotes

Subir Kumar (Beeru): First I was alone and now I am completely alone.
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Connections

Referenced in Shaadi Ke Side Effects (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Tere Mere Milan Ki Yeh Raina
Sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar
Music composed by Sachin Dev Burman
Lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri
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Very nice movie
17 October 2006 | by patobieroSee all my reviews

This is a lovely little movie with really strong performances by Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri and the rest of the cast. It's about love, envy and understanding the dynamics of a relationship.

The film is beautifully and minimally directed, and the music is also lovely - my favourite is 'Bindiya'. The movie moves at a very nice pace, and the chemistry between Bachchan and Bhaduri is excellent and compelling. I understand this film was made around the time of their marriage, and it shows. They are adorable as a young couple in love who are torn apart by the vagaries of fame and success.

Jaya Bhaduri's subtle but comprehensive performance in this film is wonderful - for me, she is the star of this movie - the way she expresses herself with her eyes is powerful. Amitabh Bachchan supports her excellently with a nuanced and understated portrayal of his tragic character. Asrani is good too, I love the scene where he shows her the 'chhoti chhoti' socks.

I love the ending of this movie... redemption and rediscovery is so sweet! A satisfying and mature Bollywood movie.


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