3 Sep 2008

ASH AND ABHI's ABHIMAAN

Now, this is called truly following in your parents’ footsteps. According to industry insiders, Abhishek and Aishwarya Bachchan are set to recreate the magic of Amitabh and Jaya in a remake of Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Abhimaan of 70's.

The film will go on the floors in February 2009, and has music by AR Rahman.

The movie maker Rajeev Menon will bring Ash Abhi together for the film that will be remake of Hrikesh Mukharjee’s “Abhimaan” of 70’s in which parents Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan appeared. The film will show them to be singers like the previous film. The film is about struggle between married partners to get fame.



Review Abhimaan 1973

Commercially successfull Abhimaan was Released within months of its lead players Jaya and Amitabh's marriage. The screen couple encounter discord due to their differing levels of professional success.
Subir (Amitabh) is a star singer, known for his repertoire of crowd-pleasing songs, a fact established by the Kishore Kumar number, 'Meet na mila re man ka'.
Subir's visit to his doting aunt, Durga Mausi , who lives in a distant village, fructifies in a meeting with Uma (Jaya Bhaduri), daughter of a classical singer.
Interestingly, director Mukherjee subtly suggest the differing points of view underlying the obvious attraction that the couple feel for each other. Transfixed by her voice, he proposes, and under Subeer's tutelage Uma begins to sing professionally. Before long however, her career has far outstripped his own. Seething with resentment, Subeer hits the bottle and abandons Uma to depression and a miscarriage.
The film evocatively captures the blissful early days of the marriage
Superb performances by Amitabh and Jaya are the life force of the film. While watching Abhimaan, one is tempted to wonder if Jaya's subsequent opting out of the limelight was partially influenced by this film. Amitabh plays a star singer with flamboyant élan, looks genuinely in love and later wears the sullen look as if it were second skin.
Jaya is appropriately expressive in the first half and appears effectively numbed in the climax.

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