Sooryavansham is a 1999 Bollywood drama film starring Amitabh Bachchan in a dual role, Jayasudha, Soundarya, Rachana Banerjee, Anupam Kher and Kader Khan. Although the film was a little above average at the box office, critics hailed Amitabh Bachchan's performance as his best ever since his comeback in 1997. It is the Hindi remake of the Tamil film Suryavamsam, starring Sarath Kumar and Devayani. Some of the scenes were nicely directed. The song 'dil mere tu deewana hai' picturised 3 times in different moods is well written, composed and sung by respective singers. Two other tuneful songs are 'Peepal Ke Patwa' and 'Kore Kore Sapne', both of which are picturised on Amitabh Bachchan and Soundarya. The movie is liked by many because of the uniqueness in its story and Amitabh Bachchan's laudable performance.
It is a story of a benevolent and illustrious son Heera who is banished by his stern and commanding father Thakur Bhanupratap Singh, because of Heera being illiterate. Both these roles have been admirably performed by Amitabh Bachchan. By dint of his diligence and by the back up of a supportive wife Radha (Soundarya), Heera steadily rises to a respectable social status. Later, Thakur Bhanupratap apprehends Heera's goodness and accepts him into his family. In the other important roles are Anupam Kher, Kader Khan, Jayasudha, Rachna Banerjee, Shivaji Satam, Bindu, Mukesh Rishi and Rajesh Khattar. The mellifluous songs have added to the charm of the story.
Though Sooryavansham, released in 1999 did not perform well at the box office, in subsequent time the movie became popular among the viewers and is watched with perpetual fervor to date.