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Amar Akbar Anthony (1977)

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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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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Trivia

Amitabh on kbc spoke of the film when Neetu and Ranbhir Kapoor had come to promote Besharam, Amitabh said that Manmohan Desai never cared for logic, he was laughing the scene when three brothers give blood to Nirupa Roy and another scene when Neetu checks Parveen's pulse to find out if she is pregnant. See more »

Goofs

Amar learns for the first time in the interrogation room that it was Robert who shot the commissioner of police. Yet when he exits the room, the other inspector informs him that a man had seen Robert, indicating that the police were looking for Robert before they even knew that he was the culprit. See more »

Quotes

Anthony Gonzalves: I'm a very famous person. Big newspapers often print a small picture of me.
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Connections

Remade as John Jaffer Janardhanan (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Humko Tumse
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
Music by Laxmikant and Pyarelal
Sung By Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Mukesh & Mohammad Rafi
Polydor
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An all time great
21 April 2000 | by (Canberra, Australia) – See all my reviews

This is a perfect hindi masala movie - it has everything - love, action, comedy, good songs and a great story. Amar, Akbar and Anthony are all brothers separated when they are very young. However fate has them crossing paths and eventually a big family re-union at the end.

You walk out of the film, however, only remembering Amitabh as Anthony. He is at his hilarious best. There are places when he becomes the Angry Young Man he is famous for - but his comedy scenes are what set him apart in this movie. The song "My name is Anthony Gonsalves" is an absolute classic and himself talking into the mirror after being beaten up is another great scene.

All in all if you want a movie to entertain you for 3 hours this is it.


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