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Directed byC.P. Dixit
Written byS.M. Abbas
R.K. Bannerjee
Dhruva Chatterjee
Produced byN.N. Sippy
StarringShashi Kapoor
Shabana Azmi
Aruna Irani
Danny Dengzongpa
CinematographyFali Mistry
Edited byWaman B. Bhosle
Gurudutt Shirali
Music byRavindra Jain
Release date
  • 6 September 1976 (1976-09-06)
Box office₹5 crore[1]

Fakira is a 1976 Indian Hindi-language crime action film produced by N.N. Sippy and directed by C.P. Dixit. The film stars Shashi Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Asrani, Aruna Irani, Danny Denzongpa, Asit Sen, Ramesh Deo and Madan Puri. The music is by Ravindra Jain. The film became a box office hit and emerged as the 6th highest grossing film of the year.[2][3] The film's team of producer (N.N. Sippy), cast (Shashi Kapoor, Asrani, Danny Denzongpa, Madan Puri) and music composer (Ravindra Jain) had teamed together before for the box office hit Chor Machaye Shor (1974). Fakira was later remade into the Telugu film Dongalaku Donga (1978).


Two small children, who are brothers, lose their parents in a fire. They are harassed by bad men and get separated. They grow up and become criminals. One is played by Shashi Kapoor, while the other is played Danny Denzongpa. They become enemies, not knowing that they are brothers. A policewoman, played by Shabana Azmi, goes undercover in Shashi Kapoor's criminal group, which includes Asrani and Aruna Irani. She and Shashi Kapoor fall in love, but Aruna Irani doesn't trust her as she loves Shashi Kapoor herself. Madan Puri is the villain.



All lyrics are written by Ravindra Jain except the song - Aadhi Sachchi Aadhi Jhuthi Teri Prem Kahaani - which is written by Inderjeet Singh Tulsi.

  1. "Dil Men Tujhe Bithake, Kar Loongi Main Bandh Aankhen" - Lata Mangeshkar
  2. "Fakira Chal Chala Chal" (Sunke Teri Pukar) - Mahendra Kapoor
  3. "Tota Maina Ki Kahaani To Puraani Puraani Ho Gayi" - Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar
  4. "Akela Chal Re Ho Fakira Chal Re" (Sunke Teri Pukar) - Hemlata
  5. "Aadhi Sachchi Aadhi Jhuthi Teri Prem Kahaani" - Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar
  6. "Hum To Jhukkar Salaam Karte Hain" (Qawwali)[4] - Kishore Kumar, Mahendra Kapoor, Aziz Nazan, Bhushan Mehta
  7. "Yeh Mera Jaadu, Chor Ho Ya Sadhu" - Asha Bhosle


24th Filmfare Awards:[5]




  1. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20130115223715/http://boxofficeindia.com/showProd.php?itemCat=182&catName=MTk3Ng==
  2. ^ BoxOffice India.com Archived 20 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Top movies of Shashi Kapoor | 'Fakira'". The Times of India. Retrieved 18 October 2022.
  4. ^ Iyengar, Shriram (13 October 2016). "10 Kishore Kumar songs with a difference - Cinestaan.com". Cinestaan. Archived from the original on 20 January 2022. Retrieved 18 October 2022.
  5. ^ "Filmfare Nominees and Winner [sic]" (PDF). The Times Group. Retrieved 18 October 2022 – via Internet Archive.

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