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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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Genres:

Drama | Musical

Certificate:

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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

References Devdas (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Ab To Hai Tumse Har Khushi Apni
Sung by Lata Mangeshkar
Music composed by Sachin Dev Burman
Lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri
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a musical love story!!
12 August 2004 | by mathew-magimaidossSee 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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