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Amar Akbar Anthony - 5 facts about Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor, and Vinod Khanna’s cult classic Bollywood film

Amar Akbar Anthony is an integral part of our pop culture and these facts will make you fall in love with the film all over again. 

Amar Akbar Anthony - 5 facts about Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor, and Vinod Khanna’s cult classic Bollywood film
5 Amazing Facts About Amar Akbar Anthony

Last Updated: 04.12 PM, Jun 06, 2024


The fun of watching iconic masala Bollywood films is unparalleled. The joy that they bring to the surroundings with their sheer brilliance, without the pressure to follow the trend, is unmatched. And if those stars are superstars, you know there is going to be immense panache and slow-motion shots that will worship them, and you know they will come out of combat without a single scratch. There is a breed of stars that organically sold these things and we bought them. One such movie with not one or two but three big stars is Amar Akbar Anthony. The cult classic Hindi films over the years have become an integral part of our pop culture. With a star like Amitabh Bachchan at the helm of it, the movie became a very important part of the Bollywood crash culture course.

Directed by the legendary Manmohan Desai, and starring Bachchan alongside Rishi Kapoor, Vinod Khanna, Shabana Azmi, Parveen Babi, and Neetu Singh, the film is probably a Bollywood entertainer encompassing every single element our movies are made of. The idea of showing diversity by reuniting three brothers separated at birth, where one was brought up by a Hindu family, the second by a Muslim, and the third by a Christian, was appreciated well back in the day. But do you know the fascinating behind-the-scenes facts about the movie? Read on to know everything you should about the same.

The behind-the-scenes trivia of Amar Akbar Anthony is as fascinating as the movie. This is the film that brought a bunch of iconic singers, including Lata Mangeshkar, to sing a song, and they never ever reunited. So you know the facts are indeed surprising. So below are the five most shocking facts about the cult classic Bollywood movie.


5 Fascinating Facts About Amar Akbar Anthony

The Name Change

In the very first scene, Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor star. The actor made a goof-up which was never corrected. While addressing Neetu Kapoor in the film, Rishi takes her real name instead of calling her Dr. Salma, which was her screen name in the film. This mistake was never corrected on the editing table.

The Missing Director

The much-loved mirror-band aid scene from the film was shot when the director of the movie, Manmohan Desai, was not present on the set. Mr. Desai was shooting the climax of Parvarish in another part of the studio, and when he came back, he found out that Big B had already managed to create the iconic scene without him.

The Copied Dialogue

Do you remember Anthony Gonsalves' best-known dialogue from the film? It goes like this, "sophisticated rhetorician intoxicated with the exuberance of your own verbosity." The fun trivia behind this dialogue is that it is not an original line; rather, it is copied from British politician Benjamin Disraeli's 1878 speech.

The Legendary Collab

For the first time in history, somebody managed to get the four biggest singers of the industry together - Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, Mohd Rafi, and Mukesh. These four singers joined hands only once in their lifetime for Amar Akbar Anthony’s song ‘Humko Tumse Ho Gaya Hai.’


The Unbreakable Bond

Director Manmohan Desai and Amitabh Bachchan became a pair nobody could break. After finishing Amar Akbar Anthony, Manmohan Desai cast Bachchan in every film he has made - Suhaag, Naseeb, Desh Premee, Coolie, Mard, Ganga Jamuna Saraswati, and Toofan.

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