Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyon Ata Hai (1980)


Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyon Ata Hai (1980)

A man from Mumbai (then Bombay) is angry about various issues in different circumstances.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
IMDb   7.5 /10
TheMovieDb    5.7 /10
Director Saeed Akhtar Mirza
Writer Hriday Lani
Writer Saeed Akhtar Mirza
Writer Kundan Shah
Release Date
Runtime1h 50mins
GenreComedy, Drama, Romance
Content Rating
Awards1 win.
CompanySaeed Mirza Productions
Dilip Dhawan
Dilip Dhawan
Arvind Desai
Madhu (mechanic)
Sulabha Deshpande
Sulabha Deshpande
Albert's Mother
Arvind Deshpande
Arvind Deshpande
Albert's Father
Nitin Sethi
Nitin Sethi
Aziz Mirza
Aziz Mirza
Roshan Tanuja
Roshan Tanuja
Muhafiz Haider
Muhafiz Haider
Babu Kumar
Babu Kumar

Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyoon Aata Hai

Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyoon Aata Hai (lit. 'Why does Albert Pinto get angry?') is a 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.

It won the 1981 Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie


The film captures the anger 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, and that strikes are the handiwork of low-class 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 low-class 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.


  • Naseeruddin Shah as Albert Pinto
  • Shabana Azmi as Stella D'Costa
  • Smita Patil as Joan Pinto
  • Dilip Dhawan as Dominic Pinto
  • Sulabha Deshpande as Mrs. Pinto, Albert's mother
  • Arvind Deshpande as Mr. Pinto, Albert's father
  • Rohini Hattangadi as Vivek's wife
  • Achyut Potdar as Chandumal Potdar (mill owner)
  • Mushtaq Khan as The Lecherous Shopper tying to flirt with Joan Pinto
  • Anjali Paigankar
  • Om Puri as Madhu (mechanic)
  • Satish Shah
  • Avtar Gill
  • Utpal Dutt
  • Naresh Suri
  • Nitin Sethi
  • Motu Upadhyaya
  • Roshan Tanuja
  • Muhafiz Haider
  • Jaidev Hattangadi


  • Assistant script writer: Sudhir Mishra
  • Assistant Director: Ajay Mishra
  • Costume Design: Jennifer Mirza, Kundan Shah

Awards and nominations

YearNominee / workAwardResult
1981Saeed Akhtar MirzaFilmfare Critics Award for Best MovieWon


In 2017 the film was remade with the same title. With a cast of Manav Kaul, Nandita Das and Saurabh Shukla, the official remake was directed by Soumitra Ranade. It was premiered at 1st edition of Singapore South Asian Film Festival held from 1 to 10 September 2017. It released in theaters on 12 April 2019.