My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves (film)

My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves is a 2008 Indian Hindi-language crime-drama film directed by Eeshwar Nivas and starring newcomer Nikhil Dwivedi, Amrita Rao and Mithun Chakraborty as the lead protagonists. The name of this film is derived from superstars Amitabh Bachchan & Rishi Kapoor's successful film Amar Akbar Anthony's famous song, "My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves." It was released on 11 January 2008 and was a box office bomb.[1][2][3]

My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves
My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves film poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byEeshwar Nivas
Written byDialogue: Mayur Puri
Screenplay byMayur Puri
Lajan Joseph
Produced bySahara One Motion Pictures
StarringNikhil Dwivedi
Amrita Rao
Mithun Chakraborty
CinematographyPrakash Kutty
Edited byRameshwar S. Bhagat
Music byPritam
Himesh Reshammiya
Distributed bySahara One
Release date
  • 11 January 2008 (2008-01-11)
Running time
136 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi

PlotEdit

My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves starts with a gangster and killer, Sikander, murdering someone with his gang; they bury him and flee. Then the story line drops to a young man, Anthony Gonsalves (introducin, who accepts Sikander for his father, guru, everything, since Sikander adopted Anthony when he was a young child living on the streets. He didn't exactly adopt him, since he says that his real father is the town priest.

Anthony's big dream is to become a famous and wealthy actor and be as kind as Sikander—he doesn't know that Sikander is a murderer. Sikander never told him because he wanted Anthony to be a kind and nice gentleman, unlike himself. Anthony has big dreams, like living with high society peoples and meeting his idols.

One day when Anthony is practicing film dialogues with a couple of street gangsters, he meets Riya, a woman who has no family, is an orphan, who lives a middle-class lifestyle in Mumbai and works as an assistant director for a movie producer, Bharucha. Anthony introduces himself as the son of Jeffrey, who died in 1986, and works as a waiter in Jimmy's Pub, Bandra. She meets him again in the studios when he comes to audition for the part of Mark Anthony in a re-make of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. Both are attracted to each other and continue to meet. Little does Riya know that Anthony has lied to her, as he never had a father by the name of Jeffrey. When he gets the role of Mark Anthony, he goes to tell Sikander and he sees him murdering a person. Anthony now knows the true side of Sikander.

Anthony doesn't tell, but somehow how police inspector Khan finds out and goes to alert for Sikander, for which he needs the help of Anthony. He gets Anthony on his side, but Anthony is a man on his word and blames all the murders on Sikander's boss. To make it look real, Anthony does fake stunts, like blowing Murtaza's factory up and acting dead. In the climax, Anthony, Sikander, and the priest who raised Anthony, get together to kill Sikander's boss; that's when the police enter. Sikander gets arrested. Anthony marries Riya and becomes a big hero, a superstar, and his dreams come true.

CastEdit

Artist Character
Nikhil Dwivedi Anthony Gonsalves
Amrita Rao Riya Singh
Mithun Chakraborty Priest Braganza
Pawan Malhotra Sikander Bhai
Anupam Kher Murtaza Seth
Mukesh Tiwari Maqsood Ahmed
Anil Kapoor Himself (guest appearance)
Lillete Dubey Ms. Bharucha
Jawed Sheikh Inspector Amjad Khan
Priyanka Chopra Special Guest
Hrishita Bhatt Special Guest in the song "Ya Baba"
D. Santosh Michael Raja
Sachin Nayak Casting Director (in film)
Vishal O Sharma Shiraj Bhai

SoundtrackEdit

My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves
Soundtrack album by
Released12 October 2007 (2007-10-12)
Recorded2007
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length30:43
LanguageHindi
LabelT-Series
Pritam chronology
Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal
(2007)
My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves
(2007)
Bombay to Bangkok
(2008)
Himesh Reshammiya chronology
Welcome
(2007)
My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves
(2008)
Dasavtharam
(2008)

The soundtrack of the film is composed by Pritam and Himesh Reshammiya while the lyrics are penned by Sameer.[4]

Track listEdit

Track # Song Artist(s)
1 Allah Beley KK
2 Jaane Maula Jaane Khuda (another version by Remo Fernandes) Amit Kumar
3 Tum Mile (music by: Himesh Reshammiya) Sunidhi Chauhan, KK
4 Tere Bina Sunidhi Chauhan
5 Ya Baba Sunidhi Chauhan, Shaan
6 Tum Mile Remix (music by: Himesh Reshammiya) KK, Sunidhi Chauhan (Remixed By: Abhijit Vagani)
7 Ya Baba Remix Sunidhi Chauhan (Remixed By: Joshilay)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "My Name is Anthony Gonsalves Review 1.5/5 | My Name is Anthony Gonsalves Movie Review | My Name is Anthony Gonsalves 2008 Public Review | Film Review".
  2. ^ "My Name is Anthony Gonsalves - movie review by Amodini Sharma - Planet Bollywood".
  3. ^ "My Name is Anthony Gonsalves Movie Review {2.5/5}: Critic Review of My Name is Anthony Gonsalves by Times of India". The Times of India.
  4. ^ "My Name is Anthony Gonsalves - music review by Samir Dave - Planet Bollywood".

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