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Muqaddar Ka Sikandar (1978)

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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Prakash Mehra

Writers:

Vijay Kaul (screenplay), Kader Khan (dialogue) (as Kadar Khan) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amitabh Bachchan ... Sikandar
Vinod Khanna ... Vishal Anand
Rakhee Gulzar ... Kaamna
Rekha ... Zohrabai
Amjad Khan ... Dilawar
Nirupa Roy ... Fatima
Sulochana Latkar ... Vishal's mom
Shreeram Lagoo ... Ramanath
Kader Khan ... Fakir Darvesh Baba
Goga Kapoor ... Goga
Ranjeet ... J.D.
Manmohan Krishna ... Piano Instructor
Yusuf Khan ... Seth. Paul
Paidi Jairaj ... Doctor Kapoor (as P. Jairaj)
Vikas Anand ... Inspector raided for smuggled goods
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Storyline

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 leave Shimla for Bombay, Sikandar follows them 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... Written by hEmRaJ (gavin_coolhgr@hotmail.com)

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

27 October 1978 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Conqueror of Destiny See more »

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Trivia

Mayur's mother was hell bent in making Mayur a actor. She would try day and night to get films for Mayur. She would pretend to be a journalist and meet producers for interviews, Once the interview would start, she would show Mayur's picture's and try to get him signed. It was during one of these interviews she met Prakash Mehra and got Mayur signed for the film. See more »

Quotes

Vishal Anand: Respect is that wealth which once lost cannot be regained.
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Referenced in Cheeni Kum (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

O Saathi Re Tere Bina - Male
Performed by Kishore Kumar
Music by Anandji Veerji Shah & Kalyanji Veerji Shah
Lyrics by Anjaan
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I love Amitabh Bachchan! He is indeed a Sikandar.
31 October 2015 | by iamaffieSee all my reviews

I love this movie for so many reasons, first and foremost for Amitabh Bachchan. How can anybody not fall in love with him?, then for the story- It's been portrayed very well, it touches every right chord of your heart. The movie and some amazing scenes resonate with you long after you have watched the movie and finall all songs. I love the sikandar drunkard scene outside his house, I love to listen to all the songs, but definitely love to watch one song in particular which is salaame ishq. There you see dual magic of Kishore Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan. The end is of course my favorite.

I particularly want to appreciate the writer-director for the way they handled Amitabh's reaction when he learns of VK and Rakhee's love. Anybody would obviously feel betrayed and wounded.. so he kills VK but only subconsciously to realize later that it was never VK's fault. Then he goes to Rekha to console his feelings and when he gets defeated there too. He comes back to do the only thing he can and should which is to let go off the illusion of ever marrying Rakhee and have VK and Rakhee marry instead.

Over all this is yet another feather on Amitabh's well deserved victory hat.


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