Abhimaan , a 1973 film starring Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan, is about marriage and the fragility of relationships.

Amitabh played Subir Kumar a young, aspiring singer, while Jaya featured as his wife, Uma, who went on to achieve far greater success as a singer than he did. This eventually becomes the source of Subir's insecurity and the couple's growing distance.

The Hrishikesh Mukherjee -directed film was a huge hit when it was released, but today we're going to focus on one aspect that shows how it was far ahead of its time.

A Twitter user accurately pointed out a scene in which Uma and Subir's ex-lover Chitra (Bindu) meet, but the makers don’t resort to pitting the women against each other.

Numerous yesteryear films, even a handful today, couldn't help but push the female protagonists against one another. And if they both have affections for the same man, there will undoubtedly be a "cat fight."

Abhimaan , on the other hand, handles the subject with grace and awards dignity to the characters. . In fact, when Subir tries to misbehave with Uma, Chitra, played by Bindu, sticks up for her.

In Hindi cinema, female characters are often stereotyped as "good girls" or "vamps." Abhimaan , directed by Mukherjee, also breaks that mould by portraying Chitra as a modern woman who isn't villainized. Uma, despite her humility, does not hesitate to speak up for herself. Subir, despite being a male protagonist, is made accountable for his actions.

A range of such elements not only make it classic, but also make it a film relevant for current times. You can watch this masterpiece Jio Cinema .