Muqaddar Ka Sikandar (मुकद्दर का सिकंदर, Conqueror of Destiny) is a 1978  Indian Hindi drama film. Produced and directed by Prakash Mehra, it stars Amitabh Bachchan in his fifth of nine films with Prakash Mehra to date. The films also stars Vinod Khanna,  Raakhee,  Rekha and Amjad Khan.


Directed by Prakash Mehra
Produced by Prakash Mehra
Written by Kader Khan
Vijay Kaul
Laxmikant Sharma

Starring Amitabh Bachchan
Vinod Khanna
Amjad Khan
Kader Khan
Nirupa Roy
Ram Sethi

Music by Kalyanji-Anandji
Distributed by Prakash Mehra Productions

Release date October 27, 1978
Running time 182 min

Country India
Language Hindi

Budget ₹10 million (US$160,000)
Box office ₹170 million (US$2.6 million)

The film was the top grossing hit of 1978. The film was the third biggest hit of the decade 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.

Although it was nominated for several major Filmfare Awards, including Best Film, it failed to win in any category. It was remade into the Telugu film Prema Tarangalu (1980). and in Tamil as Amara Kaaviyam.


Amitabh Bachchan as Sikandar
Vinod Khanna as Vishal Anand
Raakhee as Kaamna
Rekha as Zohra Begum
Amjad Khan as Dilawar
Ranjeet as J. D.
Mayur as young Sikander
Shreeram Lagoo as Ramnath
Goga Kapoor as Goga
Nirupa Roy as Fatima
Ram Sethi as Pyarelal 'Awara'
Kader Khan as Darvesh Baba
Manmohan Krishna as piano instructor
Paidi Jairaj as Dr. Kapoor
Yusuf Khan as Seth Paul
Vikas Anand as police inspector
Sulochana Latkar as Vishal's mother


The Soundtrack was composed by the duo of the brothers Kalyanji Anandji, with the lyrics by Anjaan and Prakash Mehra  (Salaam-e-Ishq).

No. Song Singer(s) Duration

01. "Rote Hue Ate Hain Sab" Kishore Kumar 05:20

02. "Zindagi To Bewafa Hai" Mohammad Rafi 02:39

03. "O Saathi Re Tere Bina" Kishore Kumar 04:30

04. "O Saathi Re Tere Bina-Female" Asha Bhosle 05:35

05 "Pyar Zindagi Hai" Asha Bhosle, Lata Mangeshkar & Mahendra Kapoor 07:25

06. "Wafa Jo Na Ki To" Hemlata 03:09

07. "Dil To Hai Dil" Lata Mangeshkar 04:09

08. "Salaam-e-Ishq Meri Jaan" Lata Mangeshkar & Kishore Kumar 05:49

Beside Kishore Kumar and Mahendra Kapoor, Mohd Rafi voice were used in the movie for Kishore Kumar songs Rote Hue Ate Hain Sab. Mohd Rafi wants Kishore Kumar to sing the sad version but as insisted by Music Director Kalyanji Anandji, that his voice suited most the sad version, Mohd Rafi has agreed to sing the song Zindagi to Bewafaa Hai. The song was pictured on Vinod Khanna while Amitabh death scene.


Made on a budget of ₹10 million (US$160,000), the film grossed over ₹170 million (US$2.6 million) in India, the film was the highest-grossing film of the year and the third highest-grossing film of the decade after Sholay (1975) and  Bobby  (1973). declared the film a blockbuster.

Award nominations

Filmfare Awards

Filmfare Award for Best Film

Best Director - Prakash Mehra

Best Actor - Amitabh Bachchan

Best Supporting Actor - Vinod Khanna

Best Supporting Actress - Rekha

Best Comedian - Ram Sethi

Best Story - Laxmikant Sharma

Best Male Playback Singer - Kishore Kumar - "O Saathi Re"

Best Female Playback Singer - Asha Bhosle - "O Saathi Re"


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