I remember this one being HUGE in India when it was released (if I'm not mistaken, it was while shooting Coolie that Amitabh Bachchan was badly injured and was in a really bad way for a while...). I never did see it, though, and now probably never will. But Amar Akbar Anthony - ah, just the thought of it brings a smile to my face. :-)
Yes, my copy of the DVD actually paused at the scene where he got hurt at put up "this shot is where Amitabh was seriously injured" in English, Hindi and Urdu. I turns out that he fell back on to a table edge, ruptured his spleen and despite an emergency splenectomy,was in critical condition for quite some time. He recently said he was actually clinically dead for two minutes. Knowing that did make the climactic scenes of this film seem like art imitating life - he is shot and lies nearly dead in a hospital for days before "coming back to life".