Sooryavansham is a 1999 Bollywood musical melodrama film starring Amitabh Bachchan in a dual role, Jayasudha, Soundarya, Rachana Banerjee, Anupam Kher and Kader Khan. The film marked the Bollywood debut of Telugu director E. V. V. Satyanarayana and remained his first and only directorial in Hindi. It is also the only Hindi film that the late actress Soundarya acted in. Although the film was a big flop at the box office, critics hailed Amitabh Bachchan's performance as one of his best since his comeback after a hiatus in 1997. Also it attained a strong cult status and telecasted many times in television channel - Set Max.
It is the Hindi remake of the Tamil film Suryavamsam (1997), starring Sarath Kumar and Devayani. The movie is often televised on some Indian movie channels typically as matinee movie. In July 1999, about two months after the release of Sooryavansham, Amitabh Bachchan was accorded "The Greatest Star of Stage or Screen" distinction by BBC News online users. The movie is spoken highly of not only for its realistic storyline, but also for its lyrical songs. At the Box Office, Sooryavansham earned a raw collection of Rs 45.0 million (1999), and its external collection was £51,165 (in the UK).
The movie shows a true to life story related to a common run Indian family, where the esteem of a family is held in high regard. The story is an exemplary portrayal of the liabilities of a responsible father, obligations of a dutiful son, role of a virtuous wife and harmony in the family unified by psychological bonds.