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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

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 »

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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Featured in Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara! (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Parda Hai Parda
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
Music by Laxmikant and Pyarelal
Sung By Mohammad Rafi
Polydor
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11 September 1999 | by (London, england) – See all my reviews

Amar Akbar Anthony is a film about three brothers who get separated at a very young age and have their own interests and religions. The three heroines, Parveen babi, shabana azmi and Neetu singh do a good job and get who they want to be with. The three heros, Amitabh bachan,Vinod khanna and Rishi kapoor do their job.

This film is good and the producer did a good job of the story and i think if there was to be a remake of this film it woulden't be the same. Nirupa roy and Pran do a good job of their role as Amar Akbar Anthony's mum and dad.

Amitabh bachan steals the show by performing the song "My name is anthony gonsalves" but at the end the three heros perform a song together which is "Amar Akbar Anthony" all the songs are good but those two are one of my favourites.

over all the film deserves a 10/10 and i'd recommend this film to anyone.


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