Deewar had the best screenplay ever, says Big B
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, whose 1975 blockbuster Deewar clocked 42 years today, praised the film, saying "it had the the best screenplay ever."
Deewar is among the films that established Bachchan as the "angry young man" of Hindi cinema. The story revolved around two brothers Vijay and Ravi.
While Vijay turns to crime, Ravi becomes an honest cop, who is sent to catch his own brother.
The 74-year-old actor, who played Vijay in the Yash Chopra-directed crime drama, took to Twitter to remember the film.
"42 YEARS of DEEWAR... the best screenplay ever !! And 100 weeks trophy, compared to the weeks of today's films...Times change," Bachchan wrote.
Deewaar received the Filmfare Best Movie Award of 1975 in addition to six other Filmfare awards and was a "superhit" at the box office, ranking as the 4th highest grossing Bollywood film of 1975.