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Film poster
Directed byS. Ramanathan
Produced bySatyanarayana
A. Suryanarayana
Written byM. D. Sundar
StarringAmitabh Bachchan
Waheeda Rehman
Parveen Babi
Zeenat Aman
Ashok Kumar
Amjad Khan
Shakti Kapoor
Kader Khan
Music byR. D. Burman
CinematographyA. Vincent
Release date
  • 29 April 1983 (1983-04-29)
Running time
172 minutes

Mahaan (English: Great) is a 1983 Hindi action drama film produced by Satyanarayana and Suryanarayana 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 song "Pyaar Mein Dil Pe Maar De Goli", which featured in the movie was also popular. Amitabh Bachchan played a triple role in the film after playing double roles in several of his earlier films. The concept of a triple role was unusual. Amitabh plays all the three characters differently, which proves his versatility. The film did very well at the box office.

The movie was an official remake of 1978 Kannada movie Shankar Guru.[1][2]


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 he tries to lead a normal life using the name Rana Ranveer and is 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.

The movie celebrated golden jubilee (3 shows) in South India and in rest of the India it celebrated silver jubilee (3 shows). When premiered in Sony TV in the year 2009, it earned highest TRP.



# Title Singer(s)
1 "Ye Din To Aata Hai" R. D. Burman, Asha Bhosle
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
5 "Adhi Baat Ho Chuki" Kishore Kumar
6 "Jidhar Dekhoon Teri Tasveer" Amitabh Bachchan
7 "Har Chhori Rani Yahan" Kishore Kumar


  1. ^ "Top ten Kannada films to have been remade - The Times of India". The Times of India.
  2. ^ "FRAMING MOVIES Take Twenty-Four: Mahaan (1983)". 10 October 2013.

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