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
Did You Know?
The line, "sophisticated rhetorician intoxicated with the exuberance of your own verbosity" that is spoken by Anthony when he emerges from the Easter egg is an almost exact quotation from a speech given by Benjamin Disraeli in 1878. Disraeli (who was referring to W.E. Gladstone) used the word "inebriated" rather than "intoxicated". See more
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
You know the whole country of the system is juxtapositioned by the hemoglobin in the atmosphere because you are a sophisticated rhetorician intoxicated by the exuberance of your own verbosity.
Referenced in Black Friday
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
Music by Laxmikant and Pyarelal
Sung By Kishore Kumar
, Lata Mangeshkar
& Mohammad Rafi
Polydor See more