This is one of Yash Chopra's masterpieces that was not received well in the days of its initial release. Probably it was because the story was way ahead of its times, depicting human relations and emotions that are so relate able even now. This is what makes this film a classic. Very well acted - void of hamming and overly melodramatic jobs that movies of that period usually have. Each song in this album is a gem! All are remember even today. You might find the ending to be a bit rushed and shoddily executed, but all in all, it is a fine masterpiece that every cinema lover must have in their collections.
The quality of this DVD is really good! It seems to be prepared from the same Blu-ray master which is evident with the plentiful sharpness and detail in the images. Colors are also beautifully rendered, with a very natural look to the film. Its a great change from the usual DVDs of older movies which either have totally dimmed out colors or horridly oversaturated ones. The sound quality is a treat! Dialogues are really crisp and clear. The songs seem to be mastered from the Audio CD source which was an excellent idea. The songs really bring my sound system to life.
A great movie gets an excellent DVD/Blu-ray treatment. Hoping for classics like "Sholay", "Mughal-E-Azam", "Pyaasa" to get similar treatments by home video companies.
I'm a foreigner learning India. I had thought this should be boring and rusty movie of the past. In the middle of the movie, I thought just Big B is playing naughty as he is handsome and tall. I've learned I was wrong. Love, marriage, past, reality ... a lot of factors of life are displayed wonderfully, I think.