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Amar Akbar Anthony (1977)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 27 May 1977 (India)
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

Manmohan Desai had met Amitabh in 1972. Salim Javed had introduced him to Manmohan. Desai was not impressed with Amitabh and stated "The only role I will ever offer him is a CHICKEN ROLL !". See more »

Goofs

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 »

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 Andhaa Kaanoon (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Humko Tumse
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
Music by Laxmikant and Pyarelal
Sung By Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Mukesh & Mohammad Rafi
Polydor
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*** A perfect "Timepass" movie ***
18 May 2005 | by natarajanganesanSee all my reviews

A true Manmohan Desai film tot he hilt...

This was one of the late '70s movies whose mega success defied the logic of all movie pundits. A typical lost-and-found formula of three brothers (brought up in three different religions); the movie stands out for brilliant individual performances and "seeti"(whistle) comedy and dialogues. Besides the All-Time Amitabh in his memorable role as 'Anthony' and star-studded cast, it is the crispy one-liners and dialogues that lifted this movie above all. Practically every song in this movie was big hit e.g. 'Anhonee ko Honee' 'My name is Anthony...', 'Tayab Ali', to name a few. Don't miss to catch all the patented dialogues by the Villains - Pran, Jeevan.

Back in my school, I remember my classmates reeling out dialogues at the back of their mind.

A must have "Timepass" collection


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