Himmatwala (1983 film)

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Directed by K. Raghavendra Rao
Written by Kadar Khan (Dialogues)
Screenplay by K. Raghavendra Rao
Starring Jeetendra
Music by Bappi Lahri
Cinematography K. S. Prakash Rao
Release dates
  • 25 February 1983 (1983-02-25)
Running time 179 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
Box office INR12 crore (US$1.9 million)

Himmatwala is a 1983 Bollywood action-drama feature film directed by K. Raghavendra Rao starring Jeetendra and Sridevi. It is a remake of a Telugu film Ooriki Monagadu of 1981 also directed by K. Raghavendra Rao starring Krishna and Jaya Prada.

Box Office India declared it a "Blockbuster" at box office, grossing 12,00,00,000.[1] Himmatwala is one of the biggest blockbusters of the 80s.


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 sets free. In revenge he places Dharam Murti in an awkward position with a lady teacher, Menaka. Dharam Murti ashamed of this vacates his village and abandons his wife & children. His wife Savitri 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 terrorised 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 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.



  • Director : K. Raghavendra Rao
  • Producer : G. A. Sheshagiri Rao
  • Screenplay : K. Raghavendra Rao
  • Dialogue : Kader Khan
  • Cinematographer : K. S. Prakash Rao


All lyrics written by Indeevar, all music composed by Bappi Lahri.

No. Title Playback Length
1. "Imtehan Imtehan"   S. P. Balasubrahmanyam  
2. "Ladki Nahi Hai Tu Lakdi Ka"   Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle  
3. "Nainon Mein Sapna"   Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar  
4. "Taki O Taki"   Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle  
5. "Wah Wah Khel Shuru Ho Gaya"   Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle  


A remake of the film starring Ajay Devgn and Tamannaah in lead roles and directed by Sajid Khan, released under the same title on 29 March, 2013. The movie opened to negative reviews and was declared a Flop at the Box office.


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