Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyoon Aata Hai

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Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyoon Aata Hai
Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyoon Aata Hai.jpg
Directed by Saeed Akhtar Mirza
Produced by Saeed Akhtar Mirza
Story by Saeed Akhtar Mirza
Starring Naseeruddin Shah
Shabana Azmi
Smita Patil
Om Puri
Music by Bhaskar Chandavarkar
Manas Mukherjee
Cinematography Virendra Saini
Edited by Renu Saluja
Release date
  • 1980 (1980)
Running time
110 mins
Country India
Language Hindi

Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyoon Aata Hai (English: Why does Albert Pinto get Angry?) is an 1980 Bollywood film directed by Saeed Akhtar Mirza based on his own story. The film starred Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi and Smita Patil as leads.[1][2][3][4]

It won the 1981 Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie [5]


The film captures the angst of a worker, in Mumbai exemplified by a young Christian car mechanic, Albert Pinto (Naseeruddin Shah) who is under the illusion that if he works hard and emulates the rich, one day he can also be successful. He makes friendly relations with his customers, who are usually the rich of the city and who keep telling him that good workers do not go on strike. Strikes are the handiwork of lumpen elements. Pinto gets angry with the supposedly wrong attitudes of the workers who he assumes go on strike under any pretext. However, when Pinto's father, who is a mill worker is abused by the lumpen elements hired by the mill owners, he realizes that it is not the workers but the capitalists who should be blamed for the plight of the workers. He also realizes the legitimacy of strikes. Towards the end of the movie, Pinto still remains an angry man; but now his anger is directed against the capitalists, not the striking workers.[6]



Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1981 Saeed Akhtar Mirza Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie Won


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