In celebration of the 42 years of Amar Akbar Anthony which is one of the most renowned Bollywood classics, here are few interesting facts that will surely transport you to the Golden Era:
A common theme in Manmohan Desai’s films was that family members would be separated and reunited, most of his stories and ideas revolved around this evergreen plot theme.
The title song, sung by Kishore Kumar, Mahendra Kapoor and Shailendra Singh, took over a month to create as the combination star-dates were difficult to get because of their busy schedules.
“My plots are not realistic. My characters are realistic. You see, if I make the stories real, they’re not interested in seeing them. But put those characters on a trip to fantasy! – This was one of his sayings, where he takes memories and the people he has met throughout his life as an inspiration for building his characters.
Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh were linked off-screen romantically and were later married. They have over 11 romantic hit films together.
The people simply loved his character, seeing Amitabh Bachchan in this new avatar making this movie a blockbuster in 1977.
Because of her portrayal of such roles, Nirupa Roy was known as the “Queen of Misery”
After Rishi Kapoor wore this net shirt, it had become a fashion statement for men during the ’70s and the ’80s.
The name Anthony Gonzalves was then used in various other movies portraying catholic roles in a comic way. The name became super famous due to this movie.
The other two blockbusters in the year 1977 by Manmohan Desai were Parvarish and Dharam Veer, which consequently had similar storylines.
Vinod Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan have worked together in 10 other films- Guddi, Reshma Aur Shera, Hera Pheri, Khoon Pasina, Parvarish, etc.
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