Amar Akbar Anthony

  • Vinod Khanna: Inspector Amar Khanna
  • Rishi Kapoor: Akbar Ilhabadi / Raju
  • Amitabh Bachchan: Anthony Gonzalves
  • Neetu Singh: Dr. Salma Ali
  • Parveen Babi: Jenny / Roberts daughter
  • Shabana Azmi: Laxmi
  • Nirupa Roy: Bharati
  • Pran: Kishanlal
  • Jeevan: Robert
  • Nasir Hussain: Catholic priest
  • Helen: Incorrect daughter at the airport ( cameo )
  • Nadira: Stepmother (guest appearance )
  • Madhumati: Bijli (guest appearance )
  • Ranjeet: Ranjeet (guest appearance )

Amar Akbar Anthony (Hindi: अमर अकबर एन्थोनी, amar akbar Enthonī ) is a Hindi film directed by Manmohan Desai from the year 1977.


Robert, the gangster boss, runs over a man and then commits a hit and run. Now his driver Kishanlal is for everything straight up and in return makes Robert for his family. Kishanlal takes the blame and goes to jail. On his release turns out that his wife Bharati are sick and his three sons starving. Therefore Kishanlal seeks revenge and tries to kill Robert. However, since his attack fails, he flees without his family with the getaway car in which Robert has hidden gold. While Kishanlal is rich, blinded his wife and sons to be separated.

Amar is raised by a Hindu policeman, and is, Akbar is powered by a Muslim tailor and Anthony is picked up by a Christian priest. As fate would have it, meet the three years later.

Finally, the family is back together, the mother wins her eyesight and the sons revenge on Robert, who is responsible for everything. Only Kishanlal turns voluntarily to the police and leaves behind his wife, his sons and their girlfriends Laxmi, Salma and Jenny.


The lyrics to the music of the duo Laxmikant - Pyarelal Anand Bakshi wrote.


Filmfare Award 1978

  • Filmfare Award / Best Actor at Amitabh Bachchan
  • Filmfare Award / Best Editing at Kamlakar Karkhanis
  • Filmfare Award / Best Music of Laxmikant Pyarelal -


Amar Akbar Anthony was the beginning of a long collaboration Manmohan Desai with Amitabh Bachchan.

Protagonist Bachchan speaks in a colloquial dialect called Bombay -Hindi - a dialect and body language, which is usually associated with the lumpen proletariat of the city. The action scenes of the film seem more mechanical.

There is also a Bollywood film titled My Name Is Anthony Gonzalves, which was inspired by one of the songs. The film stars Mithun Chakraborty, Amrita Rao and Nikhil Dwivedi.