Amitabh Bachchan shares throwback picture from 'Amar Akbar Anthony' as movie clocks 43 years
Amitabh Bachchan on Wednesday said his 1977 film "Amar Akbar Anthony", which clocks 43 years, made Rs 7.25 crore when it released, a figure that crosses the collections of "Baahubali 2" if adjusted for inflation.
Bollywood veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan recalls his memories of his 1977 film “Amar Akbar Anthony’ on the occasion of completing its 43 years. Bachchan said on Wednesday that "Amar Akbar Anthony", made Rs 7.25 crore when it released, a figure that crosses the collections of "Baahubali 2" if adjusted for inflation.
T 3544 -43 YEARS .. !!! .. 'Amar Akbar Anthony' is estimated to have made Rs 7.25 crore in those days. Inflation-adjusted, it crosses the collections of Bahubali 2—The Conclusion today!— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) May 27, 2020
Bachchan said the film, which also featured Vinod Khanna, Rishi Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Parveen Babi and Neetu Singh, was a massive success at the time of its release.
"'Amar Akbar Anthony' is estimated to have made Rs 7.25 crore in those days. Inflation-adjusted, it crosses the collections of Bahubali 2—The Conclusion today... say the sayers who do calculations
"But fact is, it did massive business. Did 25 weeks in 25 theatres in Mumbai alone, or so they say. Doesn't happen now, gone are those days," Bachchan wrote.
SS Rajamouli's "Baahubali: The Conclusion" is one of the highest-grossing films in India by making 1,800 crores in theatres.
"Amar Akbar Anthony" chronicles the story of three brothers, each raised in different religious households, who reunite after several years in a chance encounter.
The 77-year-old actor recalled when he first heard the title from Desai, he thought the director had "lost it."
"At a time in the 70's when film titles revolved around 'Behen', 'Bhabhi' and 'Beti', this one was so out of place..."
SHWETA and Abhishek visit me on set of Amar Akbar Anthony .. shooting song ‘My name is Anthony Gonsalves’ .. at Holiday Inn Ball Room .. this pic on the beach front .. 43 YEARS of AAA , today .. !!! When Man ji came to narrate the idea to me .. and told me the Title .. I thought he had lost it .. at a time in the 70’s when film titles revolved around Behen Bhabhi and Beti , this one was so out of place .. BUT .. It is reported that it did a business of 7.25 cr at that time .. inflation adjusted it crosses collections of Bahubali 2 .. say the sayers who do calculations ???????? But fact is it did massive business .. did 25 weeks in 25 theatres in Mumbai alone .. or so they say .. Doesn’t happen now ... gone are those days !!
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Bachchan also shared a black and white picture from the set with his children in his arms."Shweta and Abhishek visit me on set of 'Amar Akbar Anthony', shooting song 'My name is Anthony Gonsalves' at Holiday Inn Ballroom. this pic on the beachfront," he added.