The lost and found theme has lost its appeal in Hindi cinema today, but remarkably, many years later, one such film has found its way into the prestigious Harvard University.
Manmohan Desai’s 1977 blockbuster Amar Akbar Anthony has attracted the attention of the prestigious American university with the Harvard University Press publishing a book on the film starring Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor and Vinod Khanna.
Bachchan shared his delight via Twitter at the stroke of midnight.
T 2498 -The Harvard University Press brings out a book on "Amar Akbar Anthony", a thesis almost on the merits of the film .. AMAZING !! pic.twitter.com/2wWdUL5Lh2— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) April 18, 2017
Titled Amar Akbar Anthony: Bollywood, Brotherhood, and the Nation, the book is written by three students — William Elison, Christian Lee Novetzke and Andy Rotman.
Bachchan was pleased that students did a thesis on the merits of the film.
Desai’s film saw three young siblings separated early on in life. Amar (Khanna) is raised in a Hindu household, Akbar (Kapoor) grows in a Muslim household, while Bachchan’s character Anthony is raised in a Christian household. Years later, the three siblings reunite with their mother Bharti (Nirupa Roy) and father Kishanlal (Pran). The siblings then take revenge against baddie Robert (Jeevan).