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Amar, Akbar and Anthony (1977)

Amar Akbar Anthony (original title)
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.

Director:

Manmohan Desai

Writers:

Smt. Jeevanprabha M. Desai (story) (as Mrs J.M. Desai), Kader Khan (dialogue) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vinod Khanna ... Inspector Amar Khanna
Rishi Kapoor ... Akbar Ilhabadi / Raju
Amitabh Bachchan ... Anthony Gonzalves
Neetu Singh ... Dr. Salma Ali
Parveen Babi ... Jenny
Shabana Azmi ... Laxmi
Nirupa Roy ... Bharati
Pran ... Kishanlal
Jeevan ... Robert / Albert
Yusuf Khan Yusuf Khan ... Zebisko (as Yusuf)
Mukri Mukri ... Taiyyab Ali
Nasir Hussain ... Catholic Priest
Kamal Kapoor ... Superintendant Khanna
Hercules Hercules ... Raghu
Shivraj 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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Genres:

Action | Comedy | Drama | Family

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | English

Release Date:

27 May 1977 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Amar, Akbar and Anthony See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia

"My Name is Anthony Gonsalves" was sampled in the song " Pain" by Pusha T. See more »

Goofs

Amar asks Anthony if the latter knows anyone named Anthony even though Anthony had just shown Amar the name board of his bar which reads "Anthony's Country Bar". See more »

Quotes

Anthony Gonzalves: 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.
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Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Shirdi Wale
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
Music by Laxmikant and Pyarelal
Sung By Mohammad Rafi
Polydor
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A true classic
19 August 2003 | by kfadichSee all my reviews

This film is a true Bollywood classic. The story is wonderful and quick moving. The acting, brilliant. It is a must see for anyone interested in Bollywood. The film follows a standard Bollywood format,i.e. family tragedy and the ability to overcome. Add that splash of romance and this movie has it all.


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