When Amitabh dedicated Deewaar monologue to mother at a concert in the 90s. Watch | Bollywood

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On the 48th anniversary of the 1975 film Deewaar, a rare video shared on Twitter shows Amitabh Bachchan on stage reenacting an iconic scene from the Hindi feature film to his mother Teji Bachchan. The actor was a part of Jumma Chumma’s overseas concert in 1991 and he delighted the audience by dedicating his monologue to his mother. Directed by Yash Chopra, Deewaar also starred Shashi Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor, Nirupa Roy and Parveen Babi. (Read also: Jaya Bachchan asks people not to click her photos, says ‘naukri se nikaal deni chahiye’; check out Amitabh Bachchan’s response)

An Amitabh fan shared the video on Twitter with the caption, “Amitabh Bachchan performs on stage his monologue from the movie Deewaar ~ Dynamic & Powerful @SrBachchan (Jumma Chumma Concert 1991) Must watch! 48 years of #Deewaar.” As he steps onto the stage, the actor addresses the audience and shares, “This one is from a scene that’s a particular favorite of mine. And it also happens to be a favorite of my mom’s and my mom is in the audience somewhere today and I dedicate this piece to her.”

He explains the setup of the scene and tells the audience about his character Vijay. His mother is sick and he goes to the temple to pray for her. The monologue begins with the iconic line, “Aaj khush toh bahut high tum (You must be very happy today).” Vijay does not visit the temple but makes this exception for his mother who is a staunch devotee. He gets emotional and begs her to recover quickly and that he will take any punishment for her sake.

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Fans commented that they got goosebumps at Amitabh’s rendition of the famous scene. One fan wrote, “Fantastic ultimate wowww.” Written by Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar, Deewaar starred Amitabh’s Vijay as a top smuggler of Mumbai while Shashi played his brother, a police officer. Nirupa plays their mother who is torn between her love for her sons on opposite sides of the law.

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The award-winning film won seven Filmfare Awards in 1976, including Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Dialogue, Best Director, Best Sound, Best Story and Best Supporting Actor for Shashi. Amitabh and Nirupa were also nominated for their performances, but it was Shashi and the other iconic line, ‘Mere pas maa hain (I have my mother)’ who took the trophy.

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