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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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7 January 1977 (India)  »

Also Known As:

A Força do Passado  »

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Trivia

When the movie released it was a huge hit in West Indies. 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

Anthony Gonzalves: 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.
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Referenced in Allah-Rakha (1986) 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 perfect "Timepass" movie ***
18 May 2005 | by (Arlington) – See all my reviews

A true Manmohan Desai film tot he hilt...

This was one of the late '70s movies whose mega success defied the logic of all movie pundits. A typical lost-and-found formula of three brothers (brought up in three different religions); the movie stands out for brilliant individual performances and "seeti"(whistle) comedy and dialogues. Besides the All-Time Amitabh in his memorable role as 'Anthony' and star-studded cast, it is the crispy one-liners and dialogues that lifted this movie above all. Practically every song in this movie was big hit e.g. 'Anhonee ko Honee' 'My name is Anthony...', 'Tayab Ali', to name a few. Don't miss to catch all the patented dialogues by the Villains - Pran, Jeevan.

Back in my school, I remember my classmates reeling out dialogues at the back of their mind.

A must have "Timepass" collection


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