Someone said that Amitabh did not return to serious cinema again. This is not true. In 1984, Amitabh acted in a film name " Main Azad Hoon". Main Azaad Hon ("I am Azaad"), one of a very few Javed Akhtar films that Shabana Azmi appeared in, is an interesting rumination on how an ordinary - and anonymous - man can be moved to tremendous sacrifice by the plight of his fellow human beings. Javed Akhtar once said that Hollywood films are short stories while Hindi films are novels. But the characterizations and scope of Main Azaad Hon are, in some ways, more like the former. Interesting observation, given that the basic plot structure of Main Azaad Hoon is borrowed from Frank Capra's 1941 film Meet John Doe. Thankfully they haven't simply lifted the original script but have tried to work in an Indian context.