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.
Music by Kalyanji-Anandji
Distributed by Prakash Mehra Productions
Release date October 27, 1978
Running time 182 min
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
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
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). Boxofficeindia.com declared the film a blockbuster.
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