Praz Gold : AMAR AKBAR ANTHONY (Hindi, 1977)
It’s hard for me to call any movie “perfect”, sure I have ton’s of favourites however very few come close to the utmost standard of perfection and if there’s one movie after Yash Chopra’s DEEWAR which deserves the Gold Standard it’s none other than Manmohan Desai’s AMAR AKBAR ANTHONY.
Manmohan Desai was rightly called the “showman” for decades as the man truly earnt this status. His films had complex stories which were simple in execution yet filled with subtle political messages of national integrity and Gandhian values. In the garb of a masala film one would also get a film which incorporated a number of the realities facing India at that time. Like the former Showman Raj Kapoor, Desai through his masala entertainers captured the heart of the Nation and cemented his place in FIlmi history with AMAR AKBAR ANTHONY.
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