(Last Updated on : 23/04/2014)
Abhimaan (1973) stars Amitabh Bachchan
, Jaya Bachchan
, Asrani, David, Durga Khote, A. K. Hangal and Bindu. It was directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee
. Abhimaan deals with the marital life of a couple. The film became a major hit grabbing a Filmfare Award for Jaya Bachchan in the Best Actress category. The music of this film was an instant hit. The music was composed by the late S D Burman
and the lyrics were by Majrooh Sultanpuri. Kishore Kumar
, Lata Mangeshkar
, and Mohammed Rafi lent their voices to the music by the great maestro.
As far as the plot of Abhimaan is concerned it revolves around Subir (Amitabh Bachchan), a successful professional singer. He leads quiet a carefree life busy with his work until he comes across Uma (Jaya Bhaduri), a simple village girl. Subir first hears Uma singing when he visits the village where his aunt (Durga Khote) resides. He is enamored by her voice and as he gets to know her he falls in love. Uma's father is a classical singer and has trained her. With her father's consent Subir and Uma get married.
Back in Mumbai Subir decides that Uma sing with him too. With time, Uma is appreciated more by the audiences than Subir. An ego clash between the two almost breaks up their marriage. Subir is unable to accept Uma's popularity. Uma is heartbroken to see her marital disappear. She returns back to her father's house where she suffers a miscarriage. Music came naturally to her in happiness but with all her dreams shattered she stops singing. In fact she hardly speaks to anyone. To bring her out of the depression there is only way-to make her sing.
The final scene of Abhimaan is brilliant where Subir organises a musical show and brings Uma there. They sing together, 'Tere Mere Milan Ki,' a song that portrays their dreams that they have seen together. Abhiman ends on a happy note with the couple reunited
Jaya Bachchan is outstanding in Abhimaan. She gets her due with the Filmfare award. Amitabh Bachchan is perfect as the egoist Subir. The rest of the crew is a good as it can be. Directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee Abhimann is not melodramatic even a tad bit.
Even today it remains a film that is popular with the audience because the subject of the film resembles real life.