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.
Did You Know?
According to Director Manmohan Desai, the character of Anthony Gonzalves (played by Amitabh Bachchan) was based upon a real person from his youth. See more
Robert carries a crate of gold with one hand while he is trying to evade the police. In real life, a crate of that size filled with gold would weigh almost 1 tonne. See more
Look, sir. I have lived in this locality for 22 years. I know every policeman and salute all the superior officers. But so far no one has grabbed my collar like this. You are the first and last person to do so.
British Television Premiere of this film had the song 'Humko Tumse Ho Gaya Hai Pyaar Kya Karein' cut from the film. Shown on 3rd July 1983. See more
Referenced in Johnny Gaddaar
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
Music by Laxmikant and Pyarelal
Sung By Kishore Kumar
, Lata Mangeshkar
& Mohammad Rafi
Polydor See more