Rafoo Chakkar (1975)

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On the run from murderers, two men disguise themselves as women and join an all girl band.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Neetu Singh ...
Rajendra Nath ...
Salma's Admirer (as Rajinder Nath)
Faryal ...
In Charge of girls' band
Asrani ...
Kanhaiyalal Chaturvedi
Master Chicoo ...
(as Master Chikkoo)
Paintal ...
Madan Puri ...
Anwar Hussain ...
Sulochana Latkar ...
Shanti (as Sulochana)
Mumtaz Begum ...
Salim's Mother
M.B. Shetty ...
Raka (as Shetty)
Viju Khote ...
Prakash's security guard
Surendra Shetty ...
(as Surender Shetty)


Prakash (Madan Puri) and Ranjit (Anwar Hussain) are criminals engaged in various nefarious activities. One day they are arrested in Ranjit's home, leaving behind Ranjit's wife, Shanti (Sulochana) and child, Dev. Shanti relocates to a friend's (Mumtaz Begum), who also has a child by the name of Salim. Years past, Dev (Rishi Kapoor) and Salim (Paintal) grow up and play a band for weddings and receptions. One day they witness the two hoodlums, Prakash and Ranjit, along with their goon (Viju Khote), killing a man in a graveyard. Dev and Salim flee. But the hoodlums know what they look like and so Dev and Salim change into women's clothing and join a band of girls going to Srinagar. Amongst the girls' is beautiful Reetu (Neetu Singh), who has run away from her cruel aunt (Lalita Kumari), who wanted her to marry 50 year old Prakash in exchange of a suitcase full of money. Dev falls in love with Reetu, but is unable to openly show his affection for her because of his disguise as Devi. Reetu ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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2 January 1975 (India)  »

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The Runaways  »

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'Rishi Kapoor (I)' breaks the fourth wall, that is he speaks directly to the audience. While discussing the film industry, Rishi looks into the camera and says he doesn't watch Hindi films because they are all copies of English films. Rafoo Chakkar takes the majority of it's plot from the American comedy Some Like It Hot (1959), which itself was inspired by earlier French and German films. See more »


Remake of Fanfaren der Liebe (1951) See more »


Chook Chook Chak Chak
Music by Kalyanji Veerji Shah & Anandji Veerji Shah
Lyrics by Gulshan Bawra
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Funny movie
13 May 2014 | by (India) – See all my reviews

In the year 1975 Rishi and Neetu starred in 2 films Khel Khel Mein and Rafoo Chakkar both were like from similar genre. Rafoo Chakkar pushed the envelope showing same sex love, the disguise part was later carried on in Khiladi(1992) and other films. The film may not have a novel plot and is a remake of Some Like It Hot but the way it's handled is superb. The comedy scenes,confusion is really superb and hilarious,the romance is cute,the film being in 1970s also does have it's nonsense and long lost formula

Direction is great Music is decent

Rishi Kapoor plays to the gallery and is likable throughout like always,Paintal compliments him brilliantly, In 2008 both their sons played friends in Bachna Ae Haseeno. Neetu Singh is good in her part, Rajindra Nath brings the house down with his witty act,Asrani is simply brilliant and makes you laugh, he even won the award for best comedian.Madan Puri is good as usual Sulochana,Viju Khote and others are good too

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