Amar Akbar Anthony poster for sale. Featured here is a rare, original vintage Bollywood poster of the blockbuster Hindi film, Amar Akbar Anthony (1977).
This is an actual surviving old Amitabh Bachchan film poster of the 1977 film that featured the undisputed “Shahenshah of Bollywood” in the lead role along with Rishi Kapoor and Vinod Khanna.
Amar Akbar Anthony was the biggest blockbuster of 1977 and and won several awards at the 25th Filmfare Awards including Best Actor, Best Music Director and Best Editing, making this Amitabh poster highly collectible.
Printed and circulated subsequent to the film’s debut in theaters (somewhere in the late 1970s), this Amar Akbar Anthony poster was originally designed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.
This Amitabh Bachchan poster features a photographic collage of the three leading stars of the film. Superstar Amitabh Bachchan aka “Anthony” is seen in a large still wearing a jacket. Actor Vinod Khanna (Amar) appears in a police uniform in a smaller still alongside. Rishi Kapoor (Akbar) is seen dressed as an old tailor at the bottom.
An announcement on the top of this Amar Akbar Anthony poster reads, “Smash hit of all time.” A fiery flames background is seen in this Amitabh Bachchan poster.
Amar Akbar Anthony is a 1977 Bollywood blockbuster directed by Manmohan Desai. The film starred Amitabh Bachchan (as Anthony Gonsalves), Vinod Khanna (as Amar) and Rishi Kapoor (as Akbar). Amar Akbar Anthony was a golden jubilee at the box office and has been catapulted to cult status over the years, establishing itself as a landmark in the “Bollywood masala” genre. The film was ahead of its time, in that it was one of the first films to exploit merchandising to both generate revenues as well as publicity.
Songs from Amar Akbar Anthony composed by the music composer duo Laxmikant-Pyarelal became a rage throughout the nation. Tracks like “Parda Hai Parda” sung by Mohammed Rafi, “My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves” sung by Kishore Kumar and “Anhoni Ko Honi Karde” are fondly remembered and played till date.
Amar Akbar Anthony is remembered for one of superstar Amitabh Bachchan’s finest performances. The cult “band-aid mirror” scene is fondly remembered and reenacted by Amitabh till date in numerous interviews and reality show appearances.