Three brothers are separated and united after many years - one is brought up a Hindu, another a Muslim and the last (and most memorable) a Christian. Hilarity and adventure ensues.

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Inspector Amar Khanna
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Akbar Ilhabadi / Raju
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Anthony Gonzalves
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Dr. Salma Ali
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Jenny
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Laxmi
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Bharati
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Kishanlal
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Robert / Albert
Yusuf Khan ...
Zebisko (as Yusuf)
Mukri ...
Taiyyab Ali
Nasir Hussain ...
Catholic Priest
Kamal Kapoor ...
Superintendant Khanna
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Raghu
Shivraj ...
Mr. Ilahabadi
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Storyline

A ex-convict must flee his mob boss, leaving his family to fend for themselves. His wife goes blind and his children are abandoned. They are adopted by a Hindu policeman, a Muslim tailor, and a Catholic priest. The Hindu-raised son becomes a policeman in his turn; his Muslim-raised brother becomes a singer; and the last son, played by Amitabh, becomes a happy-go-lucky Catholic who lives on the edge of the law. The boys meet again and their lives become entangled in an incredible plot full of unlikely coincidences and furious action sequences interspersed with songs. In the end, the grieving mother recovers her sight, the evil mob boss is punished, and the family is at last re-united. Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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27 May 1977 (India)  »

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Trivia

How many likes for Amitabh Bachchan's cult scene wherein he mouths a dialogue looking into the mirror? The dailouge 'Pakka idiot lagtay' is still fresh in everyone's mind. Not many will know that while the mirror scene was shot, Manmohan Desai was shooting the climax of Parvarish on another floor of the studio. Amitabh Bachchan, while rehearsing, shot the scene in the absence of Manmohan Desai. In fact, the film was shot in separate schedules with each pairing. See more »

Goofs

When Kishan Lal reaches home from jail in the beginning, he comes to know that his wife Bharati is suffering from Tuberculosis. However, in the later events when Bharati lost her eyesight in an accident, the Tuberculosis was conveniently forgotten till the end. Furthermore, Bharati was in an illusion that her family is dead but Kishan Lal never confirmed from anywhere that whether his wife actually committed suicide or not. He never tried to contact his old neighbors. See more »

Quotes

Kishanlal: Jenny, Jenny, my child
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Featured in Yamla Pagla Deewana (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Anhoni Ko Honi (Amar Akbar Anthony)
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
Music by Laxmikant and Pyarelal
Sung By Mahendra Kapoor, Kishore Kumar & Shailendra Singh
Polydor
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A true classic
19 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

This film is a true Bollywood classic. The story is wonderful and quick moving. The acting, brilliant. It is a must see for anyone interested in Bollywood. The film follows a standard Bollywood format,i.e. family tragedy and the ability to overcome. Add that splash of romance and this movie has it all.


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