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Deewaar 1975 Movie, Story, Cast, and Legacy A Amitabh Bachchan Best Bollywood Film

Deewaar was directed by Yash Chopra and was produced by Gulshan Rai. Both of them actually wanted to cast Rajesh Khanna for the role that Amitabh Bachchan played in the film

Amitabh Bachchan’s Famous Film Deewaar

We welcome you to a new episode of Amitabh Bachchan’s filmy journey and today’s episode we talk about his very famous film Deewaar.

1975 released film Deewaar, starring Amitabh Bachchan and Shashi Kapoor in the lead roles. The release of Deewaar gave a boost to Amitabh Bachchan’s filmy career.  It was around this time when Amitabh Bachchan was trying to find his foot in Bollywood. The script was written by Salim-Javed and before this Amitabh Bachchan had acted another film named Zanjeer written by the duo, which was a super hit film.

Amitabh Bachchan

Deewaar was directed by Yash Chopra and was produced by Gulshan Rai. Both of them actually wanted to cast Rajesh Khanna for the role that Amitabh Bachchan played in the film. However, Salim Khan thought this role was a perfect fit for Amitabh Bachchan’s personality. Salim Javed pushed the director to cast Amitabh Bachchan for the film. They dropped Rajesh Khanna from the casting and replaced him by Amitabh Bachchan.


Nirupa Roy’s role was going to be Vyjayanthimala and Shashi Kapoor’s role was to be essayed by Navin Nischol but when they final casting took place the producer and director of the film changed it all.  Besides Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Nirupa Roy the other star cast for this film were dynamic and famous personalities like Parveen Babi, Neetu Singh, Satyen Kappu. Manmohan Krishna, Madan Puri, Iftekar.

Shashi Kapoor

Amitabh Bachchan’s Story Of Deewaar Evergreen Movie

The story of Deewaar is the war between two brothers whose principles are very different. One is on the side of the law and wants to do things the right way, the other brother is who will break the law to prove his point across. Both are right in their own way but together they are enemies.

Amitabh Bachchan plays the brother who goes against law, becomes a smuggler, takes the law into his hands and kills his enemies. While the other brother is Shashi Kapoor who is the police inspector who abides by the law and rises to become a top cop while Amitabh is no less, he becomes the top smuggler and is a rich man who owns cars, bungalows lot of money but has no peace of mind.  While Shashi in the famous dialogue says he has nothing but he has the mother . He has the Maa.

Nirupa Roy

Deewaar film starts with the life Vijay plays and he sees a struggling mother. He and his mother have to face a lot of turmoil and hardships. To protect his mother one day Amitabh Bachchan decides to run away from home to make big money as he cannot bear to see the poverty in his home. He doesn’t care that in the eyes of the world he may be wrong, his only motive is to earn money and take care of the injustice by taking law into his hands.


The viewers liked Amitabh Bachchan’s powerful role in Deewaar. For the sake of his young brother he gives up his studies to work for a living to make his brother a police inspector, the same police inspector sadly doesn’t hesitate to kill him in the police encounter as the wanted smuggler.

Best Film Awards

Deewaar received awards for best film to Gulshan Rai, best director to Yash Chopra, best supporting actor to Shashi Kapoor, best story and screenplay to Salim Javed,best sound was MA Shaikh. But Amitabh Bachchan did not get the award for the best actor. He did get nominated though. But the film went on to be one of his most well known super hit films. His role is remembered till date and his dialogues are etched in the minds of the audience. He also got the title Angry Young Man that stayed on for years.

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