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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:

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Details

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

Producers, directors and people who work in the entertainment industry, take inspiration from the world around and choose characters which, they feel, are different. They incorporate those personalities in their work. Similarly, the name Anthony Gonsalves was picked from music composer duo Laxmikant-Pyarelal's personal life. Anthony Gonsalves was Laxmikant-Pyarelal's music teacher. He was one of the most famous music arrangers in Bombay in the 1930s. Among his students were RD Burman, Pyarelal and others. See more »

Goofs

In some scenes, the characters say there separated 22 years back while in some scenes, they say 25. See more »

Quotes

Catholic Priest: His mother committed suicide. Looks like his father left him here because of poverty. Come on son. God will protect you.
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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

Taiyyab Ali
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
Music by Laxmikant and Pyarelal
Sung By Mohammad Rafi & Chorus
Polydor
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Amar, Akbar, Anthony is about 3 brothers who are left by their Mum with their Dad and they all get separated while they are children and at the end the family find each other.
1 October 2005 | by husnain_05See all my reviews

Amitabh Bachchan is a fantastic actor. Him and Sharukh Khan are known as the Bollywood kings. Nearly every film that Amitabh Bachchan comes in I give it either 9 out of 10, or 10 out of 10 like Naseeb, Coolie, Amar, Akbar, Anthony, Mard and a lot of other films. Amar, Akbar, Anthony is about 3 brothers who are left by their Mum with their Dad and they all get separated while they are children. Amar is found by a Indian and is grown to be an Indian.

Akbar is found by a Muslim and is grown to be a Muslim.

Anthony is found by a Christian and is grown to be a Christian and at the end the family including the mother all find each other.

I loved the storyline and the fighting too.


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