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Directed byC.P. Dixit
Produced byN.N. Sippy
Written byS.M. Abbas
R.K. Bannerjee
Dhruva Chatterjee
StarringShashi Kapoor
Shabana Azmi
Aruna Irani
Danny Dengzongpa
Music byRavindra Jain
CinematographyFali Mistry
Edited byWaman B. Bhosle
Gurudutt Shirali
Release date
  • 6 September 1976 (1976-09-06)
Box office5 crore (equivalent to 122 crore or US$17 million in 2019)[1]

Fakira is a 1976 Hindi movie 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.[2] 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), starring Krishna and Jayaprada.


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.


  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" - Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar
  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" - Mahendra Kapoor, Kishore Kumar, Aziz Nazan
  7. "Yeh Mera Jaadu, Chor Ho Ya Sadhu" - Asha Bhosle

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