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            Amar Akbar Anthony (1977)

            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.


            Manmohan Desai


            Smt. Jeevanprabha M. Desai (story) (as Mrs J.M. Desai), Kader Khan (dialogue) | 3 more credits »
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            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 Hercules ... Raghu
            Shivraj Shivraj ... Mr. Ilahabadi


            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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            Hindi | English

            Release Date:

            27 May 1977 (India) See more »

            Also Known As:

            A For?a do Passado See more »

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            Did You Know?


            Manmohan Desai did not want a heroine opposite Vinod Khanna. He reasoned that his was a serious character and it would not suit him. But Vinod kept insisting that Amitabh and Rishi had leading ladies, he should too. He kept badgering Desai to sign Shabana Azmi. Finally Desai gave in and signed her , creating a role for her in the film. See more »


            When Amitabh is in jail he is bruised with his half face looking black, but when he reaches Pran's place he has no bruises, but there re-appear when he reaches the jail again. See more »


            Anthony Gonzalves: I'm a very famous person. Big newspapers often print a small picture of me.
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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 »


            Referenced in Chashme Baddoor (2013) See more »


            Taiyyab Ali
            Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
            Music by Laxmikant and Pyarelal
            Sung By Mohammad Rafi & Chorus
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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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