|Directed by||S. Ramanathan|
|Based on||Shankar Guru (1978)
by V. Somashekhar
|Music by||R. D. Burman|
|Release dates||29 April 1983|
Mahaan (meaning "great" or "famous" in Hindi) is a 1983 Hindi film produced by Satyanarayana and directed by S. Ramanathan. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan in triple roles alongside Waheeda Rehman, Parveen Babi, Zeenat Aman, Ashok Kumar, Amjad Khan, Kader Khan, Aruna Irani, Sujit Kumar and Shakti Kapoor . The music is by R.D. Burman.
The film is a remake of the Kannada film Shankar Guru (1978) that stars Rajkumar. Amitabh Bachchan was playing a triple role in the film after playing double roles in several of his earlier films. The concept of a 'triple role' was unusual.
The song 'Pyaar mein dil pe maar de goli' which featured in the movie was also popular. Amitabh plays all the three characters differently which proves his versatility. The film did not do well at the box office.
Vikram Singh (Amjad Khan) is framed for possession of drugs but claims he was framed by a business associate named Rajan (Sujit Kumar). After release from prison he kills Rajan and frames his former lawyer Amit (Amitabh Bachchan). Amit is forced to go on the run while his pregnant wife Janki (Waheeda Rehman) gives birth to twin sons Guru and Shankar (Both played by Amitabh Bachchan). Unfortunately she becomes separated from one of her sons Guru when her son is stolen by a barren couple. With her husband on the run and one son missing, Janki is forced to raise Shankar on her own. Amit thinks his wife Janki is dead so tries to lead a normal life using the name Rana Ranveer and living with his adopted daughter Manju (Parveen Babi). But Janki is living in another city with Shankar who has become a police inspector. Guru had been brought up by a barren couple and grows up to be a theatre actor and pursued by Rita (Zeenat Aman). Manju meets and falls in love with Shankar, unaware that he is Rana Ranveer's long lost son. At the end their lives interwine and all are reunited and become a family again.
- Amitabh Bachchan as Amit/Rana Ranveer, Inspector Shankar & Guru (Triple Role)
- Waheeda Rehman as Janki
- Parveen Babi as Manju (Shankar's love interest)
- Zeenat Aman as Rita (Guru's love interest)
- Ashok Kumar as Rita's grandfather
- Amjad Khan as Vikram Singh
- Shakti Kapoor as Prem (Vikram's son)
- Kader Khan as Simon
- Aruna Irani as Tara
- Sujit Kumar as Rajan
- Mukri as Guru's foster father
- Urmila Bhatt as Guru's foster mother
|1||"Ye Din To Aata Hai"||R D Burman|
|2||"Asli Kya Hai"||Kishore Kumar, Amit Kumar|
|3||"Pyar Mein Dil Pe Maar De Goli"||Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle|
|4||"Jidhar Dekhoon Teri Tasveer"||Kishore Kumar , Amitabh Bachan|