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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 ... 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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia

When the film was in pre-production, Manmohan Desai thought of shelving it but his wife encouraged Manmohan Desai to complete it. His wife had written the story after they got idea from newspaper. On the day of release Manmohan Desai got very nervous and sick. When he heard "House full" boards were being put at cinema halls he became well and happy. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Anthony Gonzalves: No way, father! I won't go to the police station. I look like a conman even though I'm not. If I go there, they'll probably arrest me instead.
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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

My Name Is Anthony Gonzalves
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
Music by Laxmikant and Pyarelal
Sung By Kishore Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan and Annette Pinto
Polydor
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An all time great
21 April 2000 | by lordguhaSee all my reviews

This is a perfect hindi masala movie - it has everything - love, action, comedy, good songs and a great story. Amar, Akbar and Anthony are all brothers separated when they are very young. However fate has them crossing paths and eventually a big family re-union at the end.

You walk out of the film, however, only remembering Amitabh as Anthony. He is at his hilarious best. There are places when he becomes the Angry Young Man he is famous for - but his comedy scenes are what set him apart in this movie. The song "My name is Anthony Gonsalves" is an absolute classic and himself talking into the mirror after being beaten up is another great scene.

All in all if you want a movie to entertain you for 3 hours this is it.


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