It's been 19 years of the cult hit Sooryavansham. Starring Amitabh Bachchan in a dual role of father and son, Thakur Bhanu Pratap Singh and Heera Thakur, respectively, the film was the remake of Tamil blockbuster of the same name and had huge hype around its release. Though unfortunately, when released, the film turned out to be a big flop at the box office.But due to multiple screenings on of the leading Hindi movie channels, this Amitabh Bachchan starrer has attained cult status over the years and its fan following is no less than that of a blockbuster.
On completion of 19 years of popular Bollywood film 'Sooryavansham' since its release, veteran actor Anupam Kher said it is the most watched movie on the small screen.Anupam features alongside veteran actors Amitabh Bachchan, Kader Khan and late actress Soundarya in the film.
"'Sooryavansham' was released today in 1999. Apart from doing great at the box office, it is also the most watched film in the history of television. It is shown so many times on TV that people know the dialogues backwards," Anupam tweeted.
#Sooryavansham was released today in 1999. Apart from doing great at the box office. It is also the most watched film in the history of television. It is shown so many times on TV that people know the dialogues backwards.🤣😎 #19yearsOfSooryavansham pic.twitter.com/ED3LeE4vYU— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) May 21, 2018
Directed by E. V. V. Satyanarayana, the film shows a true to life story related to an Indian family, where the esteem of a family is held in high regard.