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Amar, Akbar and Anthony (1977)

Amar Akbar Anthony (original title)
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
Shabana Azmi ... Laxmi
Neetu Singh ... Dr. Salma Ali
Parveen Babi ... Jenny
Nirupa Roy ... Bharati
Pran ... Kishanlal
Jeevan ... Robert / Albert
Yusuf Khan ... Zebisko (as Yusuf)
Mukri ... Taiyyab Ali
Nasir Hussain ... Catholic Priest
Kamal Kapoor ... Superintendant Khanna
Hercules ... Raghu
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

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

How many likes for Amitabh Bachchan's cult scene wherein he mouths a dialogue looking into the mirror? The dailouge 'Pakka idiot lagtay' is still fresh in everyone's mind. Not many will know that while the mirror scene was shot, Manmohan Desai was shooting the climax of Parvarish on another floor of the studio. Amitabh Bachchan, while rehearsing, shot the scene in the absence of Manmohan Desai. In fact, the film was shot in separate schedules with each pairing. 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

Inspector Amar Khanna: Doctor, I was separated from my parents when I was very young. He is the one who raised me. Please save him. I don't want to be orphaned again.
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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 »


Soundtracks

Parda Hai Parda
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
Music by Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar (as Laxmikant) and Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma (as 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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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

27 May 1977 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Amar, Akbar and Anthony See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono | Dolby Atmos (Blu-ray release)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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