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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 For├ža 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 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 Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara! (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

My Name Is Anthony Gonzalves
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
Music by Laxmikant and Pyarelal
Sung By Kishore Kumarand Amitabh Bachchan
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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