The movie, which revolves around two brothers - a policeman and a criminal - also stars Shashi Kapoor in the lead.

"40 years! 40 years ago, this day, DEEWAR was released!! 21st Jan 1975. Thank you Salim-Javed Saheb for the most perfect script," Big B tweeted on Wednesday.

The film, directed by Yash Chopra, is considered to be one of the most iconic movies in Hindi filmdom.

Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle described 'Deewaar' as being 'absolutely key to Indian cinema'.

Meanwhile, Amitabh will soon appear in 'Shamitabh', 'Piku' and 'Wazir'.

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