Thursday, January 28, 2016

“40 years have passed since KABHIE KABHIE was released and still my fans insist me to the recite the same poem!” Amitabh Bachchan

Kabhi kabhi mere dil main khayal aata hain

Ki zindagi teri zulfon ki narm chhaon main guzarne pati

to shadab ho bhi sakti thi…..

More than the title track Kabhi kabhi mere dil main khayal aata hain …sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Mukesh, I think it is the above mentioned poignant poem narrated so touching by Mr. Amitabh Bachchan that has become a hot favorite among the audience. Frequently Mr. Bachchan is seen fulfilling the demand of his fans to recite the poem and he does oblige with the same panache.


Recently Mr. Bachchan got nostalgic recollecting the completion of 40 years of his mega hit film KABHIE KABHIE that was released on January 27, 1976. Overwhelmed by the movie’s excellent poetry and bewitching locales of Kashmir he tweeted, "It is strange that 40 years have passed since KABHIE KABHIE was released and still my fans insist me to the recite the same poem..!! Strength of cinema!”

What further mesmerized Bachchan was that when he was shooting for KABHIE KABHIE, simultaneously, he was also shooting for DEEWAAR and both the films were being directed by movie mogul Yash Chopra. 

It may be remembered that both the films KABHIE KABHIE and DEEWAAR were of two separate genres. While KABHIE KABHIE was a tender and poignant love story, DEEWAAR was an action thriller depicting the angry young image of Amitabh Bachchan, yet in both the films Amitabh Bachchan and Yash Chopra excelled at their best! 

Himself amazed at both the films being made simultaneously Bachchan tweeted, “We started shooting for KABHIE KABHIE when we were half way shooting for DEEWAAR. Nobody could imagine the makers and the artists involved in both the projects, could be so diverse in such short a time but he did it.” 

Truly magnificent! That’s the reason Mr. Bachchan Indian Cinema can never get another Amitabh Bachchan, neither a film wizard as competent as Yash Chopra!