Dus Numbri

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Dus Numbri
Dus Numbri (movie poster).jpg
Directed byMadan Mohla
Produced byMadan Mohla
Written byDhruva Chatterjee
S. Ali Raza
StarringManoj Kumar
Hema Malini
Prem Nath
Kamini Kaushal
Music byLaxmikant-Pyarelal
CinematographyRajan Kinagi
Madan Sinha
Edited byLachhmandass
Release date

Dus Numbri is a 1976 Hindi film. Produced and directed by Madan Mohla it stars Manoj Kumar, Hema Malini, Pran, Premnath, Bindu, Kamini Kaushal and Om Shivpuri. The music is by Laxmikant Pyarelal. The film was later remade into the Telugu film KD No:1 (1978), starring N. T. Rama Rao and Jayasudha.[1]

The film was the top hit of 1976.[2] The film ranked #9 for the 1970s decade[3] and is also ranked #47 of all time hits[4]

Dus Numbri refers to a person whose record is maintained in the No. 10 register prescribed under the rules made under the Police Act, 1861. Such person (a habitual notorious criminal or recidivist) is required by law to report at regular intervals to the local police station.


Inspector Shiv Nath is an honest and diligent police officer in Bombay, and lives with his wife, Radha, and a young son, Arjun. While making several arrests in connection with counterfeit money and drugs, he comes to know that his close friend, Karamchand is also involved in this racket. Before he could take any action, he himself is arrested by the police for possession of fake money and drugs, and sentenced to a jail term, but he escapes and his whereabouts are unknown. Radha loses her mind and is institutionalized, while Arjun takes to petty crime and on reaching adult-hood is the Don of the area known and feared as "Dus Numbri". He meets with and falls in love with a petty thief and card-sharp, Rosemary Fernandes. When Radha accidentally meets with Rosemary, she thinks it is Sundari, Karamchand's wife, and then Radha starts to regain her sanity. But not for long, as Arjun, Radha, and Rosemary will soon be enmeshed in a plot that may well rid them of their senses, that is if it does not kill them first.


  • Manoj Kumar ... Arjun
  • Hema Malini ... Sundari / Rosemary Fernandes
  • Prem Nath ... Inspector Jaichan
  • Pran ... Hawaldar Karan Singh Badshah
  • Bindu ... CBI Officer Roopa Sharma
  • Kamini Kaushal ... Radha
  • Om Shivpuri ... Karamchand
  • David Abraham ... Pascal (as David)
  • Sajjan
  • Abhi Bhattacharya ... Insp. Shiv Nath
  • Shyam Kumar
  • Ram Mohan ... Police Inspector
  • Shivraj ... Psychiatrist
  • Kumud Tripathi
  • Rajan Haksar ... Jhangi
  • Madhup Sharma
  • Dev Kishan
  • Hercules
  • Rajan Kapoor
  • V. Gopal
  • Azad
  • Pahelwan ... (as Pehlwan)
  • C.S. Dubey
  • Kamaldeep
  • Keshav Rana
  • Kamal
  • Rajni Bala ... Dancer (Mujhe dard lagta...) (as Rajnibala)
  • Raju Shrestha ... (as Master Raju)
  • Imtiaz Khan ... Veeru (as Imtiaz)
  • Kuljeet ... Truck-driver (Veeru's partner)
  • Usha Thakur


# Title Singer(s)
1 "Dilruba Dilliwali" Mukesh, Manna Dey, Asha Bhosle
2 "Mujhe Dard Rahta Hai" Mukesh, Lata Mangeshkar
3 "Na Tum Ho Yaar Aloo" Mukesh, Manna Dey
4 "Prem Ka Rog Bada Bura" Lata Mangeshkar
5 "Tune Meri Jaan Bada Kam Kiya" Lata Mangeshkar
6 "Yeh Duniya Ek Numbri" Mukesh


  1. ^ "CineGoer.com - The Story In Brief - KD No. 1". Archived from the original on 7 August 2007. Retrieved 29 April 2008.
  2. ^ BoxOffice India.com Archived 20 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "BoxOffice India.com". Archived from the original on 16 May 2008. Retrieved 29 April 2008.
  4. ^ BoxOffice India.com Archived 3 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine


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