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?
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
In some scenes, the characters say there separated 22 years back while in some scenes, they say 25. See more
His mother committed suicide. Looks like his father left him here because of poverty. Come on son. God will protect you.
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 Yamla Pagla Deewana 2
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
Music by Laxmikant and Pyarelal
Sung By Mohammad Rafi
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