Muqaddar Ka Sikandar (1978)

 ●  Hindi ● 3 hrs 9 mins

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As an orphan on the streets in Shimla, young Sikandar (Amitabh Batchchan) has no one to care of him. For a short while he works for Mr. Ramnath, Little Kamna Ramnath (Rakhee Gulzar) gives Sikandar the kind of consideration and friendship no one has ever before given him. After that Ramnath leaves Shimla for Bombay, Sikandar follows the family there. Eventually Fatima, a young widow who works for Ramnath, adopts Sikandar. At Kamna's birthday party Ramnath mistakes Sikandar for a thief and has him thrown out. Little Kamna turns against Sikandar and wants to have nothing further to do with him. At Fatima's grave, a Darvesh (Kader Khan) advice young Sikandar how to deal with the realities of life. Young Sikandar works hard and grows up to be a wealthy and respected young man. Kamna, who stills wants to have nothing to do with Sikandar, is unaware that he has been helping her all along by paying for her handicapped father's medical bills. Sikandar meets a dancing girl, Zohra Bai (Rekha) who falls in love with him at first sight, but Sikandar still loves Kamna. Dilawar (Amjad Khan), a vengeful lover of Zohra, declares Sikandar to be his enemy. When a young lawyer, Vishal (Vinod Khanna) saves Sikandar's life, Sikandar takes him in to his home and treats him as if he were more than a brother. Vishal who knows nothing of Sikandar's feeling for Kamna. He becomes Ramnath's assistant and falls in love with Kamna. Before Sikandar can declare his love to Kamna, his life long dream is shattered when he finds her in Vishal's embrace. Sikandar feels he has been betrayed by his best friend and by his love. Will Sikandar sacrifice his love for the sake of friendship? How will his relationship with Zohra unfold? What will come of the enmity with Dilawar?
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Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Rakhee Gulzar, Rekha Ganesan, Vinod Khanna

Crew: Prakash Mehra (Director), Anandji Virji Shah (Music Director), Kalyanji Virji Shah (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Romance

Release Dates: 27 Oct 1978 (India)

Hindi Name: मुक़द्दर का सिकंदर

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Did you know? This movie was remade into the Telugu, under the title Prema Tarangalu (1980). Read More
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as Sikandar
as Kaamna
as Zohrabai
as Vishal Anand
as Dilawar
as Goga
as Fakir Darvesh Baba
as Seth Kundan
as Raghu - Bar owner
as Mihru
as Piano Instructor
as Mrs. Ramanath
as Fatima
as Pyarelal Aware
as Ramanath
as Vishal's mom
as Inspector raided for smuggled goods

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Screenplay Writer
Dialogue Writer
Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Hindi
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Mono
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Music Label: Saregama India Limited
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04:06
02 
02:12
03 
04:33
04 
05:22
06 
03:09
Lyricist: Lalji Pandey
Playback Singer: Lata Bhatt
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04:10
Trivia:
This film was the third biggest hit of the 70s after Sholay and Bobby. The film was such a huge hit, that people used to stand in queues, waiting endlessly, to buy the film's tickets. Sometimes the crowds slept in front of the cinema halls overnight in their wait for the tickets.

This movie was remade into the Telugu, under the title Prema Tarangalu (1980).

When Amitabh Bachchan threw a glass at Vinod Khanna in one scene, it cut Vinod Khanna's chin and as a result he needed six stitches.

Prakash Mehra had envisaged the film as a modern day take on Devdas (1928).

Barry Whites song" Your My First, My Last, My Everything "is featured in the movie. The song plays before Amitabh enters the night club.

Till date, Amitabh and Vinod Khanna haven't worked together again, perhaps due to their rivalry.
Movie Connection(s):
Remade as: Prema Tarangalu (Telugu)