Saturday 15 September 2007

Laxmikant Pyarelal: Amar, Akbar, Anthony (1977)

Amar, Akbar, Anthony

Here's one that's really famous, film and soundtrack both. I once saw a copy of 'Amar, Akbar, Anthony' [review] on eBay go for about US$150... I paid less than 10 in a 2nd hand shop in Rotterdam, and to be honest, I probably could have passed up on it.

Because this is another one of those huge hits that seemingly everyone loves but me; I'm just not able to get into it. (Of course, there's always the possibility that it works better within the context of the film, or that you need to have seen it - which I haven't). Oh, it's alright, it has some mildly pleasant pop moments like the title tune and 'My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves' (apparently, you haven't lived until you've seen Amitabh Bachchan leap out of a giant Easter egg... erm...) but all rather forgettable, nothing remotely special.

A lot of you will disagree with me though.

Track listing:
1. Kishore Kumar, Mahendra Kapoor & Shailendra Singh: Amar, Akbar, Anthony
2. Kishore Kumar, Mukesh, Mohd. Rafi & Lata Mangeshkar: Humko Ho Gaya Hai Pyar
3. Mohd. Rafi & Chorus: Taiyabali Pyar Ka Dushman
4. Mohd. Rafi & Chorus: Pardah Hai Pardah
5. Mohd. Rafi & Chorus: Shirdi Wale Saibaba
6. Kishore Kumar & Amitabh Bachchan: My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves


  1. You don't need me to tell you this movie is GOD and The Lord of Hosts!

    Never seen the full soundtrack posted before, though.

    You don't need me to tell you this BLOG is GOD and The Lord of Posts!

  2. Thanks Pc,

    Great music share as usual. You have a heart of GOLD.


  3. Good writeup, PC. I actually feel the same way about the music of "AAA." (May be one of the few!)

    I always found it a great mystery how this album got L-P the 1977 award for best music over another one you previously shared, Burman's "Hum Kisise Kum Naheen." :D

  4. PC.. thanks for all your music & effort.
    As I notice from the COVER-image, there seems a fold, i.e there are many inside images when you open the front fold of the cover image.
    Could you please scan the inside images too & post them.
    Am I asking for too much?

  5. Yes you are actually.

    I'd scan the whole shebang - front cover, back cover, inside of gateold etc. of all the records I'm posting if I had endless amounts of time, but I don't, not by a long shot - and as what I am posting is taking up enough of it already, it will have to suffice.


    PC x