36 Years of #Sharaabi (18/05/1984)
Sharaabi is a 1984 Indian Hindi drama film produced and directed by Prakash Mehra. This was Mehra’s sixth film in a row with Amitabh Bachchan.
Sharaabi stars Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Prada with Pran and Om Prakash along with Bharat Bhushan and Ranjeet. The music was composed by Bappi Lahiri. It became a hit at the box office.
Sharaabi is one of the greatest performances ever by Amitabh Bachchan. His emotional and comical performance as an alcoholic is considered to have raised the bar for future generations of actors portraying alcoholics. One critic noted that “Amitabh Bachchan’s superb role of a drunken character has been shown throughout the movie, but he has also shown that a person intoxicated with alcohol can be funny, classy, romantic, and knows how to treat a lady right!”.
The film was remade in Kannada as Nee Thanda Kanike with Vishnuvardhan and Jayasudha.