Bollywood superstar Shashi Kapoor wil forever be remembered for his evergreen, iconic and most powerful line that he delivered in Deewaar: "Mere Paas Maa Hai".
The scene is an intense one which is still hailed as a masterpiece by critics and fans alike and across the board. Two brothers, both pitted against each other due to the law.
While Amitabh Bachchan is a crook, Shashi Kapoor is an honest man bound by principles. Amitabh packs a powerful punch with his dialogue, reminding his brother of the worldly possessions he has at his disposal (Banglas, Gaadis, Buildings, Properties, Bank Balance).
One would think no one would get the better of Amitabh Bachchan here but Shashi still made him speechless with four words that became a benchmark for iconic dialogues to come in the Indian film industry.
"Mere Paas Mai Hai" indicating to Bachchan the importance of a mother as compared to material possessions.
Story first published: 4th December 2017