Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||K. Raghavendra Rao|
|Produced by||G.A. Sheshagiri Rao |
|Written by|| Kadar Khan (dialogues)|
|Screenplay by||K. Raghavendra Rao|
|Based on||Ooruki Monagadu (1981)|
|Starring|| Jeetendra |
|Music by||Bappi Lahri|
|Edited by||Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao|
|Box office||₹5 crore (equivalent to ₹68 croreorUS$9.6 million in 2019)|
Himmatwala(transl.Brave Man) is a 1983 Indian Hindi-language action comedy film, produced by G.A. Sheshagiri Rao under the Padmalaya Studios banner, presented by Krishna and directed by K. Raghavendra Rao. It stars Jeetendra, Sridevi and music composed by Bappi Lahri.
The film is a remake of the Telugu film Ooruki Monagadu (1981). ₹50 million, becoming the highest grossing Indian film of 1983 as well as one of the ten highest grossing Indian film of 1980s.The film proved to be a breakthrough for Sridevi in Bollywood and launched her to stardom. Himmatwala on release was a giant commercial success, grossing
Master Dharam Murti witnesses a murder of a man at the hands of Sher Singh Bandookwala. But Sher Singh with his might, terror, and money are set free. In revenge, he places Dharam Murti in an awkward position with a female teacher, Menaka. Dharam Murti, ashamed of this, vacates his village and abandons his wife and children. His wife Savitri ( Waheeda Rehman) helps her son Ravi (Jeetendra) become an engineer who then resolves to fight against Bandookwala and get his father's spoilt reputation back.
Bandookwala has terrorized all the villagers. His daughter Rekha (Sridevi) follows his footsteps and grows into an insensitive woman who tries to harass people. Ravi's sister Padma has to marry Munimji's son Shakti as she is pregnant with his child. After marriage, Shakti and Bandookwala together start harassing Padma. Rekha falls in love with Ravi and decides to play the same trick against the Bandookwala by pretending to be pregnant with Ravi's child. Ravi finds his father as a worker on a dam construction site. Ravi then presents Bandookwala guilty before the panchayat, but is freed by Dharam Murti on condition that he should show affection to the poor and treat them well. Finally, Bandookwala becomes a good man and then Ravi marries Rekha.
The music album was composed by Bappi Lahiri and the lyrics were penned by Indeevar.
|"Nainon Mein Sapna, Sapnon Mein Sajna"||Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar|
|"Ladki Nahin Hai Tu Lakdi Ka Khamba Hai"||Asha Bhosle , Kishore Kumar|
|"Taki O Taki O Taki Taki Taki Re, Jab Se Tu Aankh Mein Jhanki"||Asha Bhosle , Kishore Kumar|
|"Wah Wah Wah, Khel Shuru Ho Gaya"||Asha Bhosle , Kishore Kumar|
|"Imtihan Imtihan, Insaniyat Ka Aaj Imtihan"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam|
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