Amitabh Bachchan's film Sooryavansham completed 20 years of its release on Tuesday. However, the film didn't receive much footfall at the theatres but became an instant favourite of viewers sitting at home and watching the film on small screens. Since a very long time, Sooryavansham's frequent TV broadcast raised questions in the minds of avid cinema watchers and claimed that the film was being 'forced' on viewers by a popular film streaming channel. Addressing this issue on the 20th anniversary of the film, a Twitter user shared images of the TRP list of the most watched films on TV on his account. The TRP list indicates that Sooryavansham remains to be a favourite of the audience and isn't being forced upon anyone. Retweeting it, Amitabh agreed to the data.
The user wrote, "There is huge misconception that
#Sooryavansham is forced upon viewers by SonyTV, though the fact is its consistent high ratings enabling the frequent telecast. Set Max(or Sony) should make it clear by issuing statement on its record breaking stint on TV since 20 years !!" Amitabh, in response, wrote, "Indeed."
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) May 21, 2019
On the other hand, Twitter, without wasting time began the hilarious meme game with snippets from Sooryavansham. Twitter, however, didn't fail to live up to the expectation of high creativity levels this time. Take a look at some of the funny memes here.
— Nistula Hebbar (@nistula) May 19, 2019
— karnamit (@amitkarn99) May 20, 2019
— Abhinav Thakur (@i_am_srkoholic) May 16, 2019
— sunny singh (@ridersunnysingh) May 12, 2019
— Rahul Deo Bharadwaj (@deo26) May 21, 2019
SOORYAVANSHAM : released 20 years ago on 21 May 1999
*most watched film on TV*
— Abhinav Billaiya (@abhinavbillaiya) May 20, 2019
— MumbaikarSB (@MumbaikarSB) May 20, 2019
— Shravan Hindustani (@ShravanRawal11) May 14, 2019
Talking about Sooryavansham, the film stars Amitabh in a double role, one being Bhanupratap Singh and the other being his son Heera. The film revolves around Bhanupratap's hatred towards his son and how the estranged relationships are solved. The film was the official remake of a Tamil film titled Suryavamsam and was directed by E. V. V. Satyanarayana.