This week caught
under spotlight is the 1975 blockbuster release, Deewaar
movie took up audience like a strong wave, creating many catchphrases
and iconic characters. The story revolves around two brothers who grew
abject poverty but later in their lives choose different roads for their
journeys that end up making them rivals.
The story starts
with Anand Verma (Satyendra Kapoor), a trade union leader who abandons
his family and yields to the
coercion of his superiors. After being tormented and humiliated by their
co-workers, Vijay and Ravi Verma, played by Amitabh Bachchan
Kapoor respectively, migrate with their mother who raises them
single-handedly facing the day to day hardships. Vijay grows up to
become a criminal but
makes sure his younger brother Ravi leads a better life. Ravi heads on
to become a
police officer who is assigned to capture some criminals, one of whom is
his own brother, Vijay. The story moves on with Vijay trying to reform
for the love of his
life but things do not fall into place like initially wished to. The
leaves everyone stunned with a powerful twist in the story.
Coming to accolades,
Deewaar took the Filmfare Awards of
1976 by a storm after winning seven out of the nine nominated awards. It
also managed to secure itself as the second highest grossing Bollywood
film of 1975. Even today, this superhit venture is today considered as
one of the top 25 must watch movies of Bollywood.
Did You Know?
- Deewaar was one of the
highest grosser of 1975, second to the all time blockbuster, Sholay which also starred Amitabh Bachchan.
scene where Vijay tattoos his arm with the words 'mera baap chor hai' seems to
give people goosebumps even today.
Bachchan was unsuccessful in bagging the Filmfare Award for Best Actor in 1976.
- The dialogue "Mere
paas maa hai" has become one of the most popular dialogues in Bollywood history.
For anyone who is a fan of the Bollywood classics
or stories revolving an angry young man, this movie is a must watch.
We'll leave you here today but why don't you tell us which is your
favourite scene from this movie?
Writer: Pooja B.
Editors: Komal P. and Jenifer Y.
Graphics: Komal P.