4 October 2013 | silvan-desouza
Amitabh in a triple role
Mahaan(1983) is remembered most because for the first Amitabh who has perhaps done the most double roles did a triple role. The film is directed by south director S Ramanathan It starts off with promise but the problem is the film shifts to crude comedy and other sub plots, The scenes involving Amitabh and Jeenat sometimes cross levels of over the topness, The comedy at times is really too much like Amitabh's scene with the snake towards the end. There are several well handled scenes but many times the director resorts to corny situations and clichés to move the story ahead.
Direction by S Ramanathan is not too great Music by RD Burman is a winner, Pyaar mein Dil Pe sung by Kishore, Asha is famous till today, while Yeh Din to Aata hai by Asha and RD is also well remembered, Asli kya hai is superbly sung by Kishore and Amit Kumar and picturised well, while Kishore Kumar's solo Jiddhar Dekhun which is shown 3 times is superb too, The other songs are good too
Amitabh Bachchan has done dual roles many times but for once he played A triple role, he plays a lawyer who becomes Rana Saab a runaway criminal an elderly role something Bachchan had played before in Adaalat and Desh Premee while the second role is a cop and third role is of an over the top singer, Amitabh does well in the senior role and in the cop role but in the singer role he tends to overdo There is lot of distinction in all 3 which is amazing, In the senior role Amitabh always wears sunglasses(or are those specks) and suit, while in the cop role he has a thin moustache and Shirts with top color and in the third role he wears outlandish costumes. Zeenat Aman and Parveen Babi are the heroines while Waheeda Rehman had played the role too often but she is good Amjad Khan, Macmohan, Shakti Kapoor are as usual