Mumbai: Deewaar is a 1975 Indian crime drama film, written by Salim-Javed (Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar), directed by Yash Chopra, and starring Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Nirupa Roy, Parveen Babi and Neetu Singh. Reflecting the tumultuous socio-political climate of 1970s India, Deewaar tells the story of a pair of impoverished brothers who, after their family is betrayed by the misplaced idealism of their father, struggle to survive in the slums of Bombay, and eventually find themselves on opposing sides of the law. Ranked among the Top 25 must watch Bollywood movies, this classic cult movie is best remembered for its famous dialogue by Shashi Kapoor, “Mere paas Ma hai”. The movie made Amitabh Bachchan a nation-wide craze for his role of an angry young man. Zee Classic with its proposition Woh Zamana Kare Deewana will air this blockbuster movie on 11th March at 10 PM.
Anand Verma (Satyen Kappu) is a hardworking, trade union leader who fights for the rights of his co-workers. When a wealthy business man threatens to kill Anand’s family, which comprises of his wife Sumitra Devi (Nirupa Roy) and his two sons Vijay (Amitabh Bachchan) and Ravi (Shashi Kapoor), he withdraws from all his fights. However, this tarnishes his image in front of his co-workers and Anand cannot bear to see his respect diminish in their eyes and elopes, leaving behind his wife and two sons.
The union workers who are seeking revenge nab Vijay and engrave on his arms “Mera Baap Chor Hai”. Sumitra Devi can’t take it anymore and brings her sons to Mumbai. Growing up, Vijay is haunted by the memories of his past and joins the underworld where he is often seen smuggling or beating up thugs. Although Vijay is uneducated, he ensures that Ravi gets the best of education. Ravi moves on to become a police officer and as he completes his training, he is given the responsibility of capturing the biggest goons in town and among them, happens to be, Vijay.
Will Ravi continue to abide by the law and arrest his brother or will he jeopardize his position and let his brother scot-free?
Deewaar will be aired on Zee Classic on 11th March at 10 PM