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Amar Akbar Anthony (1977)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vinod Khanna ...
Inspector Amar Khanna
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Akbar Ilhabadi / Raju
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Anthony Gonzalves
Neetu Singh ...
Dr. Salma Ali
Parveen Babi ...
Jenny
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Laxmi
Nirupa Roy ...
Bharati
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Kishanlal
Jeevan ...
Robert
Yusuf Khan ...
Zebisko (as Yusuf)
Mukri ...
Taiyyab Ali
Nasir Hussain ...
Catholic Priest
Kamal Kapoor ...
Superintendant Khanna
Hercules ...
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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Action | Comedy | Drama | Family

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7 January 1977 (India)  »

Also Known As:

A Força do Passado  »

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Trivia

Director Manmohan Desai got the idea for the movie from a news item he read in an evening newspaper. An alcoholic man named Jackson was fed up with his life and one day he packed his three children in a car and decided to drop them off in the park. It can be rightly said where the news items ends director Manmohan Desai's story begins. He twisted the story a bit by forgetting the alcoholic part and ensured that when the father returns he finds that all his three children have gone missing. In the story, the eldest kid is adopted by Hindu police officer and the other two by a Muslim tailor and a Catholic priest. See more »

Goofs

When Amitabh is in jail he is bruised with his half face looking black, but when he reaches Pran's place he has no bruises, but there re-appear when he reaches the jail again. See more »

Quotes

Kishanlal: Jenny, Jenny, my child
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Connections

Referenced in Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 (2013) 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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excellent and fantastic
29 September 2008 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Amar akbar anthony is brilliant cinema and full of entertainment. Directed by Manmohan Desai who has made films like coolie, mard and naseeb. Once again Manmohan directs a fabulous movie with action, comesy and family drama. Vinod plays Amar a hindu character and gives a good performance. Rishi plays Akbar and gives a lovable performance. Amitabh plays Anthony and gives an outstanding performance. Amitabh received a Best actor award for his role of Anthony. Shabana Azmi gives a decent performance, Neetu Singh is alright. Parveen babi is lovely, Pran and Nirupa Roy are supporting roles in this movie and give good performances. The movie has loads of great songs, my favorite is My name is Anthony Gonsalves.


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