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on 18 April 2010
I am afraid that while the film itself is deservedly a classic, the quality of the Tip Top Entertainment DVD copy I received was very bad indeed, more like a high-compression DVX than DVD quality. The supplier tells me that:

"some of [Tip Top's] older titles are simply transferred from VHS onto DVD as to digiatally remaster an old film is quite expensive and has only been done so with a few Bollywood titles to date. Such remastered films are also alot more expensive in retail."

Be prepared to enjoy the film but to be frustrated by the presentation.
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on 25 April 2003
A wonderfully cheesy Hindi film from the late 1970s when flares were in vogue and disco ruled the roost. Even now some 20 years on, this film still holds its own and is as charming now as it was then but with the added bonus of subtitles to help those people along whose Hindi is somewhat scratchy…
This is a typical Hindi film with a zillion songs, lots of fancy dance routines along with the usual flimsy plot following the fate of three young brothers who find themselves being raised as a Hindu, Muslim and Christian respectively when they are separated from each other after their father goes on the run from the police and their mother disappears.
“Amar, Akbar, Anthony” is a film with no genre whatsoever; it is a drama, comedy, adventure, musical and love story all rolled into one, with the actors and actresses singing and dancing their way through a series of impossible events that culminate in everyone getting their girl, and the mother and father being reunited after 20 years apart. Who says you can’t have happy ending in 20th century films????
This is escapism in its literal sense but it is great fun to watch and you will soon find yourself booing the baddies and cheering on the goodies. Oh yes this film has goodies and baddies, kidnapped girls (who happen to be very beautiful) and heroic rescues from burning buildings, the odd miracle or two, along with a forced marriage, one funeral, an act of vengeance and a delightful scene of riding off into the sunset that will have you laughing and cheering from beginning to end.
With an excellent cast of characters playing the lead roles, all you can do is sit back, pop open a bag of pakoras and much your way through Hindi movie heaven…
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on 25 March 2003
A wonderfully cheesy Hindi film from the late 1970s when flares were in vogue and disco ruled the roost. Even now some 20 years on, this film still holds its own and is as charming now as it was then but with the added bonus of subtitles to help those people along whose Hindi is somewhat scratchy...
This is a typical Hindi film with a zillion songs, lots of fancy dance routines along with the usual flimsy plot following the fate of three young brothers who find themselves being raised as a Hindu, Muslim and Christian respectively when they are separated from each other after their father goes on the run from the police and their mother disappears.
"Amar, Akbar, Anthony" is a film with no genre whatsoever; it is a drama, comedy, adventure, musical and love story all rolled into one, with the actors and actresses singing and dancing their way through a series of impossible events that culminate in everyone getting their girl, and the mother and father being reunited after 20 years apart. Who says you can't have happy ending in 20th century films????
This is escapism in its literal sense but it is great fun to watch and you will soon find yourself booing the baddies and cheering on the goodies. Oh yes this film has goodies and baddies, kidnapped girls (who happen to be very beautiful) and heroic rescues from burning buildings, the odd miracle or two, along with a forced marriage, one funeral, an act of vengeance and a delightful scene of riding off into the sunset that will have you laughing and cheering from beginning to end.
With an excellent cast of characters playing the lead roles, all you can do is sit back, pop open a bag of pakoras and much your way through Hindi movie heaven...
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on 7 June 2013
I saw this movie as a child and loved it, still know all of the songs! The DVD version of the film is old and grainy (not re-mastered like some of the older Bollywood films but the seller doesn't claim that it is). The story chops and changes a lot. One moment you're watching Amitabh Bacchan as a grown-up talking to his priest father in a church and the next moment there is an accident outside and he rushes to find a blind woman has been in a hit and run and the next moment Amar, Akbar and Anthony are giving blood to this woman in the hospital. It's all just a bit random and continues this way throughout the film.

This may be the artefact of poor cinematography / editing in India in the 70s but watching it again has completely ruined the nostalgic memories I had of this film. If you want to watch this as an introduction to Indian cinema you may well be disappointed.
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on 6 June 2012
My dad watched this film when I was younger and the song brings back funny and happy memories. This film is a bit tacky but most 80's bollywood films are in such a lovely way!

Very very good feel film!
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on 21 April 2014
Fantastic film really hilarious that I enjoyed it so much that I watched it so many times. Enjoyed the reunion of all three brothers even though they didn't realised they were brothers. Great film.
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on 11 April 2003
A very typical, but highly enjoyable product of 1970's Bollywood! Music, colour, people being thrown through walls and off course loads of dance numbers. The three male leads play brothers separated at an early age who meet up later on in life to give blood to a woman (soon to be discovered...their mum!) Each has developed different backgrounds - a Muslim, a Hindu and a Christian. Eventually, as expected, they join together to fight tyranny! Oh yes and find a love interest. A great sit down film.
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on 22 April 2013
I saw this first on English television, and really enjoyed it. I refreshed my interest in indian movies. Keep it going. Good acting.
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on 13 October 2015
One of the best films ever!
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on 7 October 2014
Excellent
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