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“Deewar: A Cinematic Masterpiece Reflecting Values, Entrepreneurship, and Love”

“Deewar” is a classic Bollywood film released in 1975, directed by Yash Chopra and written by the renowned screenwriting duo Salim-Javed. The movie revolves around the story of two brothers, Vijay (played by Amitabh Bachchan) and Ravi (played by Shashi Kapoor), who find themselves on opposite sides of the law, with their mother (played by Nirupa Roy) in between.

One of the notable aspects of “Deewar” is the powerful portrayal of the angry young man persona projected by Salim-Javed and Amitabh Bachchan. Amitabh Bachchan’s performance as Vijay is captivating and intense, showcasing his ability to bring out the complex emotions and conflicts of the character. The film explores the turbulent milieu of the time it was made, capturing the societal issues and conflicts prevalent in Indian society.

The film’s narrative is driven by the terrific blending of love for one’s mother sentiment, which serves as a strong emotional anchor throughout the story. This sentiment is highlighted through the character of Vijay, who has a deep affection and respect for his mother. The dialogues in “Deewar” are iconic and have become part of Indian cinematic folklore, with lines such as “Mere paas maa hai” (I have my mother) becoming highly memorable.

From a management perspective, the character of Vijay offers several interesting pointers to entrepreneurism and leadership. In the iconic scenes where a younger Vijay refuses to take money thrown at him and demands control over planning and execution in his first assignment, the film portrays a sense of assertiveness and self-confidence that are often important traits in entrepreneurship. Vijay’s character represents the determination and drive of an entrepreneur who aims for success on his own terms.

However, the film also presents a cautionary tale for entrepreneurs who grow too fast and lose sight of their moral compass. Vijay is forced to reassess his progress and methods, and it is his mother’s values that guide him in his decision-making. This emphasizes the importance of core values in guiding entrepreneurs and their businesses when faced with difficult choices or crossroads. While in the case of Vijay, the outcome is fatal due to the nature of his criminal activities, in real life, entrepreneurs can use their core values as a compass to navigate challenging situations and make ethically sound decisions.

“Deewar” is a masterpiece of Indian cinema, combining powerful performances, a compelling narrative, and memorable dialogues. It successfully explores themes of family, love, and morality while also offering valuable insights into entrepreneurship and leadership.

Sandow M. M. A. Chinnappa Thevar

Chinnapa Thevar practiced Hindu religion and was an ardent devotee for Lord Muruga. Once Income Tax officials raided his house and was astonished to find so many Viboothi packets of Murugan temples, but no cash. Any profit from the movie he splits into four parts. The first part was given to Murugan temples as he believed that all of his success was because of Lord Muruga. Because of this many Murugan temples like Pazhani temple, Tiruchendur temple and Marudhamalai temple were benefited. The second part he kept for himself. The third part is for his old friends who supported him during his early days who collected few thousands and sent him to Madras for film making. The fourth and final part he gave to the needy people.

On 6 September 1978, during the shooting of the film Thai Meethu Sathiyam at Ooty, Devar complained of chest pain, since he had high blood pressure[2] he was advised by the doctors in Ooty to get admitted in hospital, he was soon brought in his car from Ooty to Coimbatore. He was admitted in a private hospital upon arrival. After treatment he recovered partially, but again got chest pain on 8 September 1978 and died by 10 a.m morning in spite of intense treatment. He was 63 when he died.[6]

The day of his demise was a ‘Shashti’ day, very special to Lord Muruga.

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