As a friend and doctor battling to save his patient and cheerful friend's life, Amitabh is raw, sincere and intense. Rajesh Khanna is at the top of his form as Anand, Amitabh holds his own.
Among Hrishikesh Mukherjee's finest films, story is king here sans star trappings or hero worship. This was Amitabh's first brush with success. As the actor has mentioned in an interview, people started recognising him on the street after the film's release.